Chapter overview: Perform additional configuration tasks (Windows SharePoint Services)

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2008-08-08

After the initial installation and configuration of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, 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 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, perform the following optional administrative tasks by using SharePoint Central Administration:

  • Configure incoming 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 (Windows SharePoint Services) and Configure outgoing e-mail settings for a specific Web application (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • Create SharePoint sites   When Setup finishes, you have a single Web application that hosts a single SharePoint site. If your site design requires multiple sites or multiple Web applications, you can create more SharePoint sites and Web applications. For more information, see Deploy and configure SharePoint sites (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • Configure antivirus settings   You can configure several antivirus settings if you have an antivirus program that is designed for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. 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 anti-virus settings (Windows SharePoint Services).

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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