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Now you can configure your libraries and certain lists to receive incoming email for an address
other than the server’s internal network FQDN. Not all lists can do email; they don’t have fields
that map to a simple email header. However, a developer could create some custom email event
handlers if you wanted.
Adding User Accounts
SharePoint is almost ready to go, except that no one else but you can log in. It’s time to add some
users. Specifically, we need to create accounts for farm administrators, site collection
administrators, and end users.
F A R M A D M I N I S T R A T O R S
Right now, we have only one account we log into Central Administration with, and that’s the
account we used to install SharePoint, otherwise known as the setup or installation account. In
a server farm situation, that account generally should be used only to install SharePoint and,
as such, should be retired as our Central Administration account of choice. In a single-server
implementation, that account is often simply a server administrator account. Regardless, it
probably shouldn’t be the only account available for administering SharePoint.
For an account to be able to access Central Administration and do all the administrative tasks
there, it must be a member of the Farm Administrators group (even in a Standalone installation)
for that implementation.
1. There are several ways to add more user accounts to the Farm Administrators group,
but the easiest is to go to the Central Administration home page, and under the Security
heading click Manage The Farm Administrator’s Group .
ADDING SECURITY GROUPS INSTEAD OF USER ACCOUNTS
If you are adding more than a few users, you might want to consider adding an Active Directory security
group instead of a single user account to the Farm Administrators group. It not only can be done, it’s
encouraged because SharePoint can only handle so many security principals, and a single user account
and a single security group are considered a single principal, even if the group can contain many user
accounts. Then you can add and remove user accounts to the security group in AD and it automatically
changes their access to SharePoint without additional effort.
It will immediately take you to the People And Groups – Farm Administrators group page.
As you can see in Figure 2.59, there are two items listed: the Builtin\Administrators
group and the setup account (in my case, that’s the local server’s Administrator account,