Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
GETTING TO THE HOME PAGE
You can use the Navigate Up button to get back to the home page, or you can click the name of the
site in the title area of the page to get back to the home page. The title can work like a breadcrumb,
and you can use it (if it’s being displayed) to get back to the home page from practically anywhere
on the site. You could also click the link to Home just below the Site Actions tab. This user’s home
page looks the same, but the Site Actions drop-down menu has only about five thing on it.
Congratulations. You did the Standalone installation, and you have a full-featured SharePoint
installation. You understand what it took to get here, from the file system changes to IIS to SQL
Express. You know what services are running, and even what account identities they are using,
and you know where to check to make sure everything is OK. You’ve used Central Administration,
accessed the default SharePoint site, configured outgoing and incoming email, and added user
accounts where you need them. Now you are ready to begin the task of mastering SharePoint (or
learning about doing a Complete installation). Well done.
The Bottom Line
Prepare for the installation of SharePoint. SharePoint has certain software and hardware
requirements before it can be installed. In addition, some of those requirements vary
depending on the type of installation you choose. It is good to know what to install, how to install
them, and in what order to be prepared for installing SharePoint.
Master It SharePoint has a number of prerequisites that must be installed before it is
installed. Do they each need to be downloaded and installed separately?
Install SharePoint using the Standalone installation option. Several types of SharePoint
installations are available: Standalone, which is a single-server installation that installs
without intervention with all default settings and uses a SQL Server Express database; Server
Farm Standalone, which is essentially the Standalone installation but with an additional
configuration option before installation begins; and Server Farm Complete installation, which
allows you to manage all configuration options and specify the SQL server that will manage
the databases. Each installation type has its strengths and weaknesses, and it’s good to know
about them before you begin.
Master It Can you install and use SharePoint if you don’t have a SQL server on your
Determine what gets created when SharePoint installs. From Standalone to Complete, it
is good to know every step of the way the repercussions of each installation, configuration,
and service that SharePoint adds and/or enables.
Master It What is one way to confirm that the SharePoint services are running properly
on the server?