Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide

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Published: October 1, 2003

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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint™ Services makes it easy for users to share information and collaborate on projects. This guide will help administrators manage servers running Windows SharePoint Services. It covers all aspects of a Windows SharePoint Services deployment, from planning to customizing.

Table of Contents

The Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide covers the following topics.


  • Welcome

  • Introducing Windows SharePoint Services

  • Introducing the Administration Tools for Windows SharePoint Services

  • Administrator's Guide for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Copyright Information


  • Hardware and Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Architecture

  • Upgrade Considerations

  • Performance Implications of Windows SharePoint Services Features

  • Capacity Planning for Windows SharePoint Services

  • Language Considerations

Deployment Scenarios

  • Single Server Deployment

  • Remote SQL Server Deployment

  • Server Farm with Multiple Host Names Deployment

  • Separate Active Directory Directory Service Organization Unit Deployment


  • Installation Considerations for Windows SharePoint Services

  • Performing a Quiet Installation

  • Extending Virtual Servers

  • Uninstalling Windows SharePoint Services


  • Windows SharePoint Services Security Model

  • Internet Explorer Enhanced Security and Windows SharePoint Services

  • Configuring Authentication

  • Managing the SharePoint Administrators Group

  • Managing Users and Cross-Site Groups

  • Managing Site Groups and Permissions

  • Controlling User Rights and Assigning Tasks


  • Specifying Central Administration Settings

  • Configuring Virtual Servers

  • Creating Sites and Subsites

  • Configuring E-Mail Settings

  • Configuring E-Mail-Enabled Document Libraries

  • Configuring Online Presence Settings

  • Configuring Site Quotas and Locks

  • Configuring Self-Service Site Creation

  • Managing and Customizing Search

  • Configuring Regional Settings

  • Configuring Usage Analysis

  • Configuring Antivirus Protection

  • Configuring Blocked File Extensions

  • Configuring Data Retrieval Services


  • Scheduling Timed Jobs

  • Managing Sites and Subsites

  • Managing Paths

  • Managing the Configuration Database

  • Managing Web Part Availability

  • Managing Content Databases

  • Managing Versions and Checking Documents In and Out

  • Managing Web Discussions

  • Managing Alerts

  • Managing a Server Farm Running Windows SharePoint Services

  • Managing Meeting Workspace Sites

  • Managing HTML Viewers

Backup and Migration

  • Backup and Restore Options for Windows SharePoint Services

  • Backing Up and Restoring Databases by Using the SQL Server 2000 Tools

  • Backing Up and Restoring Web Sites

  • Migrating and Upgrading Web Sites

  • Migrating from WMSDE to SQL Server


  • Analyzing Web Site Usage

  • Managing Unused Web Sites

  • Changing the Application Pool Identity for the Administration Virtual Server


  • Customizing a Web Site Based on Windows SharePoint Services

  • Customizing Help

  • Deploying Additional Web Parts

  • Binding to a Document Library Event Handler

  • Extending Windows SharePoint Services

  • Working with Templates

  • Using the SDK to Perform Advanced Customization

  • Using the Object Model to Manage Windows SharePoint Services


  • Troubleshooting Installation Issues

  • Troubleshooting Other Issues


  • Command-Line Operations

  • Command-Line Parameters

  • Command-Line Properties

  • Command-Line Options for Setupsts.exe

  • User Rights and Site Groups

  • Files and Permissions

  • Special Directories and Storage Locations

  • Regional and Language Settings

  • Glossary

  • Index