Overview of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
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by himabindu vejella
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SharePoint Administration

The administration of a server farm or a stand-alone server requires adding, editing, and deleting settings in the configuration database. We can edit this data by using the administrative tools provided in MOSS 2007.

These are the administrative tools that are available.

1. SharePoint Central Administration

2. Shared Services Administration

1. SharePoint Central Administration

The SharePoint Central Administration site is the central hub for administering WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. This site uses the .NET Framework to access the configuration database for adding, editing, or changing configuration settings.

A shortcut to this site is automatically generated when we run the setup wizard for WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. We can access this shortcut from the Start menu. We will also access this site by using the URL of the administrative Web site from a computer having network access to a Web server.

The administrative settings on the site are categorized as operations and application management. We can modify these settings from the following two Web pages:

Operations Page: On this page, we can configure the general settings applicable to a WSS 3.0 server or a server farm. Some examples of these settings are security, backup, restore, and SMTP.

Application Management Page: On this page, we can configure settings related to specific Web applications and components installed on the server or server farm. For example, we can configure settings for Site Collection quotas, search service, and workflow. In addition, we can configure settings for specific Site Collections on the Site Collection settings page.

2. Shared Services Administration

We can use the Shared Services Administration site to configure and manage shared services such as My Sites, profiles, search and indexing functions. This site is automatically created on the Share Point Central Administration Web site when we configure MOSS 2007.

To access the Shared Services Administration site, on the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, we have to do the following. Go to the Application Management page and click the Create or configure this farm's shared services link.

The stsadm.exe tool is a command-line utility that provides functionality similar to the Shared Services Administration site. This tool is also used for customizing and managing Share Point. It also provides some additional commands that are not available on the Shared Services Administration site. This utility creates batch files for automating administrative tasks and, therefore, takes less time for repetitive tasks than User Interface (UI) based methods.

For example, to create batch files using the stsadm.exe utility, we need to set the default alert frequency to one minute by using the set property operation. To perform this task, we will use the following command:

Stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname job-immediate-alerts -URL http://aspportal.com l -propertyvalue "every 1 minute between 0 and 59"

However, using the stsadm.exe tool does not offer much flexibility in configuring settings. For example, if we deploy Web Parts using stsadm.exe, we cannot control where all the Web Parts are deployed.

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User Comments

Title: Very good   
Name: Ravikumar kalapala
Date: 2010-08-27 2:41:08 AM
Hi Bindu,
Good article. It gives the basic idea for share point.Can explain details, i am very new for share point.

Ravikumar k
Title: Good one   
Name: Nilesh
Date: 2010-07-22 2:38:15 AM
This is good one but I want to know more about sharepoint where to go or find it ?
Title: thanks   
Name: pramod
Date: 2009-05-16 7:46:26 AM
Title: Overview of MOSS 2007   
Name: Hans H
Date: 2008-11-24 3:54:08 PM
Well done! Great explanation.
Title: Good   
Name: Vinay
Date: 2008-10-16 2:10:47 AM
Thank you very much!
Title: Really Good   
Name: Kishore
Date: 2008-10-06 5:25:06 AM
Thanks Bindu for the explanation and really helped me a lot as am a beginner . In my new project i have to work on sharepoint. Please keep it up.


Title: Ok   
Name: Sharukh Khan
Date: 2008-09-18 7:52:10 PM
Its OK Type you can find this type of information everywhere nothing so simple. Looking for more basic information.

Sharukh Khan c/o Gauri
Title: Very Informative   
Name: Mahesh
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:55 AM
Thanks for the informative article.
Title: useful information   
Name: Suresh
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:28 AM
useful Information, Thanks
Title: Nice article   
Name: Mani Vannan
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:22 AM
Nice article on Overview of MOSS 2007. It's very useful for beginners on sharepoint like me.

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