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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Managing SSPs at the Farm Level

For most enterprise environments, a single SSP is sufficient. However, an enterprise occasionally will benefit from having a second SSP. An SSP provides a resource of services—such as Profiles, Search, Audiences, and the Business Data Catalog—for sites to consume. If you create a new SSP, all these configured services are lost to any Web applications and sites associated with the new SSP. That can, however, be just what is required to satisfy a business need. This section covers the following topics related to SSP in an enterprise environment:

  • Creating a new SSP

  • Changing Web application associations

  • Granting shared services between farms

Creating a New SSP

Before you can create a new SSP, you must first create a new ...

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