Chapter overview: Additional configuration tasks

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

After the initial installation and configuration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you can configure several additional settings. The configuration of additional settings is optional, but many key features are not available unless these settings are configured.

Configure additional administrative settings

To take full advantage of the administrative features and capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, perform the following optional administrative tasks by using SharePoint Central Administration:

  • Configureincoming e-mail settings   You can configure incoming e-mail settings so that SharePoint sites accept and archive incoming e-mail. You can also configure incoming e-mail settings so that SharePoint sites can archive e-mail discussions as they happen, save e-mailed documents, and show e-mailed meetings on site calendars. In addition, you can configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for e-mail distribution list creation and management. For more information, see Configure incoming e-mail settings (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Configure outgoing e-mail settings   You can configure outgoing e-mail settings so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends e-mail alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators. You can configure both the "From" e-mail address and the "Reply" e-mail address that appear in outgoing alerts. You can also configure outgoing e-mail settings for all Web applications or for only one Web application. For more information, see Configure outgoing e-mail settings (Office SharePoint Server) and Configure outgoing e-mail settings for a specific Web application (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Configure workflow settings   You can configure workflow settings to enable end users to create their own workflows by using code pre-generated by administrators. You can also configure whether internal users without site access can receive workflow alerts, and whether external users can participate in workflows by receiving copies of documents by e-mail. For more information, see Configure workflow settings.

  • Configure diagnostic logging settings   You can configure several diagnostic logging settings to help with troubleshooting. These include enabling and configuring trace logs, event messages, user-mode error messages, and Customer Experience Improvement Program events. For more information, see Configure diagnostic logging settings.

  • Configure single sign-on   You can configure single sign-on settings in the farm. Single sign-on enables you to connect to external data sources by using Excel Calculation Services or the Business Data Catalog. For more information, see Configure single sign-on (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Configure antivirus settings   You can configure several antivirus settings if you have an antivirus program that is designed for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Antivirus settings allow you to control whether documents are scanned on upload or on download, and whether users can download infected documents. You can also specify how long you want the antivirus program to run before it times out, and you can specify how many execution threads the antivirus program can use on the server. For more information, see Configure antivirus settings.

You can use the following procedure to configure optional administrative settings using SharePoint Central Administration.

Configure administrative settings using SharePoint Central Administration

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, under Administrative Tasks, click the administrative task that you want to perform.

  3. On the Administrative Tasks page, next to Action, click the task.

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