Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 health model
Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-28
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is a versatile technology that has tools for collaboration to help people stay connected across organizational and geographic boundaries. It provides a foundation platform for building Web-based business applications that can flex and scale easily to meet the changing and growing needs of your business. Robust administrative controls for managing storage and Web infrastructure give IT departments a cost-effective way to implement and manage a high-performance collaboration environment.
A server farm typically consists of a database server running either Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3a or later, and one or more servers running Internet Information Services (IIS) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. In this configuration, the front-end servers are configured as Web servers. The Web server role provides Web content and services such as search.
A Web application is comprised of an Internet Information Services (IIS) site that has a unique application pool. When you create a new Web application, you also create a new database and define the authentication method used to connect to the database.