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SharePoint® 2010 Administration: Instant Reference by Milan Gross, Randy Williams

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Create a Web Application Using Central Administration

Web applications can be created from the Central Administration GUI or PowerShell. To create a web application using Central Administration, follow these steps:

1. Open Central Administration (Start ⇒ All Programs ⇒ Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products ⇒ SharePoint 2010 Central Administration).

2. Click Application Management, then choose Manage Web Applications

3. In the ribbon, click New. The Create New Web Application dialog box appears.

4. Specify each of the settings and click OK. You need to configure the following settings:

  • Authentication Type
  • IIS Web Site Settings
  • Security
  • Public URL
  • Application Pool
  • Content Database
  • Service Application Connections

We’ll explain how to configure ...

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