Overview of SharePoint Team Services Administration

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SharePoint Team Services can be administered in two ways: by using the HTML Administration pages (Server Administration and Site Administration pages) and by using operations on the command line.

Server Administration

Use the Server Administration page to administer SharePoint Team Services for your entire server computer. To view the Server Administration page, you must be a member of the local administrators group on the server computer.

You can use the Server Administration page to do the following:

  • View the list of virtual servers on a Web server.

  • Extend, upgrade, or uninstall SharePoint Team Services on a virtual server.

  • Enable or disable server settings, such as requiring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring and administration.

  • Change collaboration database settings.

  • Specify which user rights are available.

  • Specify policies such as which database to use for all Web sites on the server.

  • Reset passwords for users.

Site Administration page

Use the Site Administration page  to change settings for a particular Web site or to manage user permissions or subwebs.

To open the Site Administration page, on the Server Administration page, click the virtual server you want to administer. The Site Administration page is available to administrators of a Web site or of the server computer itself.

Command-line administration

Most tasks that you can perform from the Server Administration or Site Administration pages can also be performed from the command line for SharePoint Team Services. In addition, there are several properties you can set from the command line that you cannot set from the administration pages. For more information about using the command line administration tools and setting configuration properties, see the SharePoint Team Services Administrator's Guide.

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