Specify default Web document discussion options
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About installation defaults
You use the Set Installation Defaults page in the Server Administration pages to specify default settings for your server. Except for the SQL Server database settings, these policies are inherited by each virtual server and subweb unless the administrator for that virtual server or subweb changes the setting on the virtual server or site administration pages. The SQL Server database settings are copied into the registry for each virtual server, so if you want to change the database settings, you must do so both for the server and for each virtual server.
You can set default settings for:
Specify the SQL Server database server name, database administration user name, and database administrator password to use for any Web sites on your server. Or, select the Use local MSDE database server check box to use an MSDE database rather than SQL Server. Only SQL Server settings are copied into the virtual server registry settings. MSDE settings are inherited as are the other settings on this page. If you want to change the SQL Server database settings for all virtual servers on this server, you must change the settings here and also on the Change Database Connection page for each virtual server.
Web document discussions
Specify whether Web document discussions are available on your server, where to allow Web document discussions, and whether to delete stored discussions automatically after a certain period of time. Web site administrators can change these settings by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify whether Web subscriptions are available on your server, the type of content to allow subscriptions for, and when immediate, daily, and weekly subscription notices will be sent. Web site administrators can change these settings by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify whether usage analysis log processing is on or off for your server, schedule the usage processing for daily, weekly, or monthly intervals, specify whether to automatically delete the usage data after a certain period of time, and specify whether to process the log file data for full days only. Web site administrators can change these settings by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify whether server health is turned on or off for your server, and specify when the server health checks will be performed. Web site administrators can change these settings by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify the SMTP mail server to use and the from and reply-to addresses to use. Server administrators can change these settings by using the Change Configuration Settings page for their virtual server. Web site administrators can also change the from and reply-to addresses by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify whether to log authoring actions, require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring and administration, or allow users to upload executable files. Server administrators can change these settings by using the Change Configuration Settings page for their virtual server.
Note Installation defaults are not enforced. Only the SQL Server database settings are copied to the registry for virtual servers. A Web site or virtual server administrator can change the other settings from their defaults. For example, when you disable Web document discussions by default, a Web site or virtual server administrator can still decide to turn them on for a particular virtual server or Web site.
On the Server Administration page, click Set installation defaults.
To set the default states for Web document discussions on all new Web sites, in the Web Document Discussions area, do any of the following:
To turn Web document discussions on or off for all new Web sites
Next to Web document discussions are, select On or Off.
To allow Web document discussions on any Web page
Under Allow Web Document Discussions on, select Documents located anywhere on the Web.
To allow Web document discussions only on Web pages on the current server
Under Allow Web Document Discussions on, select Documents located on this server only.
To specify the default expiration for Web document discussion items
Select Automatically delete stored discussions after___ day(s), and then type the number of days to store discussion items before deleting them.