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Although some elements are the same—the dark blue/black bar along the top with the ribbon
bar buttons, the Site Actions tab, and the Account menu—much of the rest of the page is different
from the standard SharePoint site home page. There is the title of the site, of course. Along the left is
a navigation bar (essentially a Quick Launch bar for getting to settings) that echoes the same links
that are displayed, essentially, in the middle of the page, where the web parts would be. That
middle area is taken up with links to settings organized under seven headings (and a link for
configuration wizards, of which there are none for the Standalone installation). On the right of that area is
a lone web part, Resources, for adding links to useful resources for administrators who use the site.
The eight headings give you the direct links to the settings page of the configuration tasks most often
done. There are more options under those headings than are displayed on the home page. That’s
probably one reason why the headings are repeated in the navigation bar on the left.
Because there is an entire chapter dedicated to Central Administration later in the topic
(Chapter 11, “Central Administration”), I’m not going to go through all of the settings available
at this point. To confirm what happened during the Standalone installation, you just need to
check the services running on this server and see what was enabled and what wasn’t. Keep in
mind that there are two additional post-installation tasks to complete as well, configuring email
and creating user accounts. Those tasks are the same regardless of installation type, so I am
going to cover them in detail later in this chapter.
You know that in IIS SharePoint created two IIS Web Sites: SharePoint-80 and Central
Administration v4. To confirm that their corresponding web applications are listed
in SharePoint, select the heading, Application Management. Then on the Application
Management page, click Manage Web Applications.
C O N F I R M I N G W E B A P P L I C A T I O N S
As you can see in Figure 2.52, the two web applications that you expected are available.
Remember that the Web Services IIS Web Site simply provides services and is not meant to be
used by SharePoint to host any pages, so it is not considered a web application.
To get back to the Central Administration home page, just click Central Administration in the
navigation bar (usually referred to as the Quick Launch bar) on the left.
C O N F I R M I N G S E R V I C E S
To see what services are running on this server and to check their settings to see how they
were set up (should you want to change it), click Manage Services On Server, located under the
System Settings heading on the Central Administration home page.