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Mastering Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0

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Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 is the latest version of the collaboration tool found in Windows Server 2003 R2 and also the underlying technology of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. In this comprehensive book you’ll go under the hood of WSS 3.0 and discover how to make it easy to share documents, track tasks, create common workspaces where teams can work collectively, set up discussion groups, and more. Includes essential techniques for site creation, administration, customization, security, and disaster recovery, and practical steps for migrating from 2.0 to 3.0.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Author
  5. Introduction
  6. Preparing for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Under the Hood
      1. Software Requirements
      2. Installing SharePoint: Single Server and Server Farm
      3. SharePoint Sites and Databases
      4. SharePoint Service Accounts and Services
      5. User Account Modes
      6. Authentication Types
      7. Authentication Methods
      8. SharePoint Search
      9. SharePoint and Email
      10. Alternate Access Mapping
      11. Managed Paths
      12. User Accounts and Permissions
      13. Hardware Requirements
      14. The Bottom Line
    2. Installation
      1. Preparing for the SharePoint Installation
      2. Basic Installation
      3. Advanced Server Farm Installation
      4. The Bottom Line
  7. Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    1. Introduction to the SharePoint Interface
      1. Team Site Home Page
      2. Content Pages
      3. The Bottom Line
    2. Introduction to Web Parts
      1. Exploring Web Parts
      2. Using Edit Mode
      3. Working with Web Parts
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Introduction to Lists
      1. What Is a List?
      2. Create a New List Item
      3. View a List Item
      4. Edit a List Item
      5. Modify a List View
      6. Modify a List
      7. Enter Data via Datasheet View
      8. Create a New List View to Group by Category
      9. Create a New View to Filter by Category
      10. Customize a List
      11. Explore Prebuilt Lists
      12. Create New Lists with Existing Templates
      13. Create a Custom List
      14. The Bottom Line
    4. Introduction to Libraries
      1. What Are Libraries?
      2. Upload a Document
      3. Create a New Document
      4. Add a Required Field to a Library
      5. Edit a Document with a Required Field
      6. Opening or Viewing the Library with Windows Explorer
      7. Require Check Out
      8. Versioning
      9. Create a Document Library
      10. Send To
      11. Content Types
      12. Picture Library
      13. Wiki Page Library
      14. Form Library
      15. The Bottom Line
    5. Sites, Subsites, and Workspaces
      1. Definitions and Concepts
      2. Creating a New Subsite
      3. Site Settings
      4. Additional Default Site Templates
      5. Even More Sites
      6. The Bottom Line
    6. Site Collections and Web Applications
      1. Site Collections
      2. Web Applications
      3. The Bottom Line
  8. Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    1. Central Administration: Operations
      1. Central Administration Organization
      2. Operations
      3. The Bottom Line
    2. Central Administration: Application Management
      1. Overview
      2. Sharepoint Web Application Management
      3. Application Security
      4. Workflow Management
      5. SharePoint Site Management
      6. External Service Connections
      7. The Bottom Line
    3. Users and Permissions
      1. What Are Users, Groups, and Permissions?
      2. Individual Permissions
      3. Permission Levels
      4. Users and Groups
      5. Applying Permissions
      6. Planning User Access
      7. The Bottom Line
    4. Maintenance and Monitoring
      1. Performance Monitor
      2. IIS Logs
      3. Event Viewer
      4. Backing Up and Restoring SharePoint
      5. Backup and Restore Using Other Tools
      6. Suggested Recovery Scenarios
      7. The Bottom Line
  9. Special Topics in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    1. STSADM: A Look at the SharePoint Command Line Tool
      1. STSADM Setup Information
      2. STSADM.EXE Inline Help
      3. STSADM-Only Tasks
      4. Site Template Management with STSADM.EXE
      5. Managing Web Parts with STSADM
      6. Managing Features and Solutions with STSADM
      7. Web Application Management
      8. Database Management
      9. Search Management
      10. Site and Subweb Management
      11. Security Management
      12. Farm Management
      13. The Bottom Line
    2. Migrating from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0
      1. Migration Basics
      2. Preparing for the Migration: What do I Need in Place?
      3. Performing the Migration: Can I Get My Hands Dirty Now?
      4. Post-Update Steps: Testing for success
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Advanced Installation and Configuration
      1. Advanced Installation
      2. Advanced Configuration
      3. The Bottom Line
    4. The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Under the Hood
      2. Chapter 2: Installation
      3. Chapter 3: Introduction to the SharePoint Interface
      4. Chapter 4: Introduction to Web Parts
      5. Chapter 5: Introduction to Lists
      6. Chapter 6: Introduction to Libraries
      7. Chapter 7: Sites, Subsites, and Workspaces
      8. Chapter 8: Site Collections and Web Applications
      9. Chapter 9: Central Administrations: Operations
      10. Chapter 10: Central Administration: Application Management
      11. Chapter 11: Users and Permissions
      12. Chapter 12: Maintenance and Monitoring
      13. Chapter 13: STSADM: A Look at the SharePoint Command Line Tool
      14. Chapter 14: Migrating from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0
      15. Chapter 15: Advanced Installation and Configuration