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It makes giving instructions a little more complicated because options in the actions pane may not
even be available for something unless you are in the correct view in that middle pane. My apologies
on that—I didn’t invent the new layout; I just have to use it.
Some people just opt for using the names of the other two panes when referring to them, but always
calling the middle area the “middle pane.” Others refer to it as either the Features pane or the Contents
pane, depending on which view is selected. I think giving the same area two different names is
confusing. I’ve considered calling it the “views” pane, since it’s defined by the two view buttons, but since
we’re going to be working with SharePoint, which uses views extensively, I chose not to do that. After
extensive searching, I did find a document on TechNet (titled “About the IIS Manager UI (IIS 7)”) that
formally names that middle pane the workspace of the console. This is why I am called it workspace
in this chapter, even though few others appear to be doing so. Now you know why.
C H E C K I N G S H A R E P O I N T -80
The SharePoint-80 site was created by the SharePoint configuration wizard for the Standalone
installation. The wizard stopped the default IIS Web Site, created a new IIS Web Site named
SharePoint-80, and assigned it port 80 (since the default site was stopped, it wasn’t needed
anymore). A folder was added to the default website’s virtual directory at %inetpub%\wwwroot,
called wss, with a folder in it called VirtualDirectories. A folder called 80 was then created within
VirtualDirectories, containing files new sites will need. The SharePoint-80 IIS Web Site is set to use
NTLM and Windows authentication (not anonymous) and points a bunch of virtual directories
toward folders in the SharePoint root. Its home page is the one you’ve seen already.
To confirm that the address the IIS Web Site uses is 80, make certain the workspace is set to
Features View (the button is at the bottom of the pane), and click the SharePoint-80 Web Site
icon. In the actions pane on the far right of the console, you can confirm the address under
Browse Web Site (Figure 2.42).
To see where the site’s virtual directory is located, click Explore in the actions pane (first
item), and it will open an Explorer window showing you the files in the 80 folder (Figure 2.43).
FIGURE 2.42
Confirming the
SharePoint-80 port
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