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Below the settings on the page is a paragraph detailing what will happen after the wizard
is finished. To continue configuring SharePoint, you have to go to Central Administration.
To access Central Administration at this point, you will need to log in using the setup
account, with the domain\username format. Central Administration should
automatically come up in the browser (preferably IE, of course) as soon as the wizard is finished.
14. If the settings are correct, click Finish to close out of the configuration wizard and
prepare to do more configuration tasks.
The browser may take a moment to display the page, but it will open immediately to
offer you the option to participate in the Customer Experience Program, as shown in
Figure 3.15. Feel free to select the option that most suits you. In my case, I will choose
not to participate.
FIGURE 3.15
The Help
Make SharePoint
Better box
If you later decide to change that option, the Customer Experience Program setting is
located under System Settings Farm Management Privacy Options.
15. After clicking OK on the Help Make SharePoint Better box, you will be taken to the Initial
Farm Configuration Wizard (Figure 3.16).
At this point, SharePoint has only this Central Administration site; there are no other sites
to work with. Also note that Search, outgoing and incoming email, diagnostic logging, and
other services are not configured, because they need (or at least, should have) your input.
The Farm Configuration Wizard (which is the wizard available only for SharePoint
Foundation at this point) offers you the option of being walked through setting up the
farm, while being able to select services and the type of site.
This looks like a good option for first-time administrators, but I have found it doesn’t
actually give you much control over how services are set up, and you can end up with a default
site set up almost exactly as if you’d done a Standalone install.
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