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Title:
SharePoint Portal Server : a beginner's guide
Author:
Mann, Anthony T.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xviii, 313 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
CD-ROM includes: a 120-day trial version of Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780072194005
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Book

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Find, create, and share all of your mission-critical data from a browser-based interface with SharePoint--Microsofts new .NET portal solution using this introductory guide. Covering all aspects of deployment and administration this practical guide will show you how to seamlessly integrate SharePoint with other familiar Office applications, secure and monitor your server, and perform backup and recovery tasks. And, an 8-page blueprint section will help visually reinforce concepts youve just learned about. A hands-on introduction to administering and customizing SharePoint Portal Server Learn to work with SharePoint Portal Server effectively using this introductory guide. Youll be able to capture, share, and publish business information using this flexible portal solution, and this book will walk you through basic steps of installation and administration. Discover how to optimize and customize SharePoint to meet the needs of your business, and learn how to use all the document management features--including document collaboration, versioning, profiling, and publishing. Find out how to utilize SharePoints scalability for creating an intranet or extranet site thats not only organized but also searchable--allowing you to access critical information from a browser-based interface. If youre looking for a clear, easy-to-use reference for getting started using Microsofts powerful new portal solution, this is the book you need. Install and configure SharePoint Portal Server Construct effective, user-friendly portals Find, create, and share business data from a browser-based interface Get tips for advanced administration Learn how to scale your server installations Optimize SharePoint Portal Server Discover ways to keep a corporate site secure Learn to back up, monitor, and restore the server Includes trial version of Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Part I SharePoint Portal Server Overview
1 Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint Portal Serverp. 3
Portal Servicesp. 4
Digital Dashboardsp. 6
Client Program Extensionsp. 11
Document Managementp. 11
Indexing and Searchingp. 13
Keyword Searchingp. 14
Categoriesp. 14
Best Betsp. 14
Storagep. 14
Getting Additional Helpp. 16
2 Architecturep. 17
Web Storage Systemp. 18
Anatomy of SharePoint Portal Serverp. 19
Foldersp. 21
Workspacesp. 25
Microsoft Downloadsp. 26
Web Storage System SDKp. 26
SharePoint Portal Server SDKp. 26
Web Storage System Developer Toolsp. 26
SharePoint Team Servicesp. 27
Chapter Summaryp. 29
3 Installationp. 31
Prerequisitesp. 32
Server Componentsp. 32
Client Componentsp. 34
Server Installationp. 35
Server Componentsp. 35
Workspace Installation/Setupp. 40
Client Installationp. 47
Part II User Navigation and Management
4 Portal Navigationp. 53
Network Placesp. 54
Dashboardsp. 57
Personal Dashboardsp. 58
Web Partsp. 63
Web Part Catalogsp. 64
Creating Web Partsp. 69
Importing and Exporting Web Partsp. 69
Client Programsp. 74
Windows Explorerp. 74
Officep. 75
Chapter Summaryp. 77
5 Document Managementp. 79
Adding Documentsp. 80
Using the Portalp. 80
Using a Network Placep. 84
Editing Documentsp. 86
Using the Portalp. 87
Using a Network Placep. 88
Deleting Documentsp. 89
Using the Portalp. 89
Using a Network Placep. 91
Renaming Documentsp. 91
Using the Portalp. 91
Using a Network Placep. 93
Searching For Documentsp. 93
Simple Searchesp. 94
Advanced Searchesp. 96
Publishing Documentsp. 99
Using the Portalp. 99
Using a Network Placep. 100
Approval Routingp. 101
Using the Portalp. 102
Using a Network Placep. 103
Personal Subscriptionsp. 104
Subscription Limitationsp. 105
Subscribing to a Documentp. 105
Subscribing to a Folderp. 107
Subscribing to a Categoryp. 108
Subscribing to Search Resultsp. 110
Managing Subscriptionsp. 112
Chapter Summaryp. 113
6 Web Discussions and Collaborationp. 115
Overviewp. 116
Opening Web Discussionsp. 117
Document Discussionsp. 119
Discussion Securityp. 127
Chapter Summaryp. 129
Part III General Administration
7 Server Administrationp. 133
Configuration Using SharePoint Portal Server Administrator or a Network Placep. 134
Workspacesp. 134
Subscription Limitationsp. 135
Foldersp. 138
Document Approval Routingp. 143
Configuration Using a Web Browserp. 146
Dashboardsp. 146
Contentp. 152
Layoutp. 152
Settingsp. 156
Helpp. 157
Chapter Summaryp. 160
8 Indexingp. 161
Overviewp. 162
Indexing Configurationp. 162
Content Sourcesp. 163
Site Path Rulesp. 175
Display Mappingsp. 180
File Typesp. 181
Search Scopesp. 182
Web Discussionsp. 184
Configuring Exchange 5.5p. 186
Updating Indexesp. 188
Full Updatesp. 188
Incremental Updatesp. 191
Adaptive Updatesp. 192
Optimizing Indexingp. 194
Creating an Index Workspacep. 194
Propagating the Indexp. 196
Resetting the Indexingp. 196
Noise Word Filesp. 197
Chapter Summaryp. 198
9 Document Managementp. 199
Overviewp. 200
Foldersp. 200
Propertiesp. 201
Profilesp. 204
Creating a Profilep. 206
Editing a Profilep. 211
Deleting a Profilep. 214
Renaming a Profilep. 215
Associating a Profilep. 215
Categoriesp. 216
Creating a Categoryp. 217
Editing a Categoryp. 220
Deleting a Categoryp. 221
Renaming a Categoryp. 221
Associating a Document with a Category and Best Betsp. 221
Using the Category Assistantp. 223
Server-wide Subscriptionsp. 226
Creating and Editing Subscriptionsp. 226
Deleting Subscriptions or Notificationsp. 226
Chapter Summaryp. 228
Part IV Advanced Administration
10 Securing your Server and Documentsp. 231
Server Securityp. 232
Workspace Securityp. 233
Proxy Configurationp. 238
Server Accountsp. 244
Document Securityp. 246
Configuring Folder Securityp. 248
Configuring Document Securityp. 251
Chapter Summaryp. 252
11 Monitoring and Optimizing the Serverp. 253
Monitoringp. 254
Using the Performance Monitorp. 254
Reading the Performance Monitorp. 259
Optimizingp. 259
File Locationsp. 261
Indexesp. 264
Resource Usagep. 264
Query Timeoutsp. 266
Scalabilityp. 268
Chapter Summaryp. 269
12 Backing Up, Restoring, and Deployingp. 271
Overviewp. 272
MSDMBack Usagep. 273
Backing Upp. 274
Restoringp. 277
Deployingp. 278
Chapter Summaryp. 279
13 Troubleshootingp. 281
General Informationp. 282
Server Problemsp. 283
Event Viewerp. 283
SharePoint Portal Server Logsp. 286
Client Problemsp. 288
Netscape Navigatorp. 289
Index Creationp. 291
Subscriptions, Notifications, and Discussionsp. 292
Proxy Serversp. 292
Performance Issuesp. 292
"Q" Articlesp. 293
Q291835p. 293
Q275274p. 294
Q275188p. 294
Q274711p. 294
Q295721p. 295
Additional Resourcesp. 296
Chapter Summaryp. 296
Indexp. 297