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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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3.2. Beginning SharePoint Administration

This section describes the most common tasks you will perform as a full administrator for a fresh WSS installation. You also learn the basics of how the security works for sites and content. The objective here is to give you the basic information needed to set up a fully functional WSS environment. At this moment, it does not matter whether you've chosen a SQL Server 2005 Express or MS SQL database, or whether it is a local or remote database engine.

3.2.1. Creating Your First Sites

The first thing you most likely want to do is to create new user sites. After all, this is where all files, lists, and other information will be stored.

If you selected the Basic installation method during the installation of WSS 3.0, you got your first top site and, therefore, the first site collection created automatically. This top site is called Team Sites, and its URL address is http://srv1/default.aspx (assuming that the name of the Windows 2003 server is SRV1). The suffix /default.aspx is simply the default content page displayed when opening this web site.

NOTE

If you chose the Advanced method when installing WSS you have to create the first site collection (that is, the first top site) manually. Later in this chapter you will see how to create a site collection.

You can create a subsite to this team web site by using the following steps:

Try It Out: Create a Subsite

  1. Log on to any computer in the network as a SharePoint administrator, that is, the ...

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