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15. Select a search server for the content database. For this example, there is only one choice
(SPF2), but it is possible to move search to another server (or have search on more than
one server for that matter), as discussed in Chapter 16.
Service Application Connections If your SharePoint server has some application
connectors installed, you can set up which ones the new web application enables. By default,
the server comes with two (Business Data Connectivity Service and Usage and Health
data collection), although they both do need configuration.
16. Leave the default connections in place (both checked).
Customer Experience Improvement Program And you thought CEIP was just for Office!
Enabling this will have the SharePoint Server instance collect data on usage, access, and
behavior. The theory is that this information will assist Microsoft in making the product even
better in the future, similar to the way it has updated the GUI between WSS and SPF.
17. Let’s leave CEIP turned off.
18. Once you’ve set everything to your satisfaction, click OK, and wait while the new web
application is built. Once the operation completes, you’ll need to take some more steps to
finish the creation.
19. To complete the web application creation process, you may need to manually restart
IIS on the server so it finishes building the new IIS Web Site (it’s not required, but can
speed up the process). Open a command prompt, and enter iisreset /noforce . (The
/noforce switch lets services gracefully reset but doesn’t force them, which is good if
you have other IIS applications running.)
If you chose to restart IIS manually, if there are other SharePoint servers in the farm, you may
need to run the iisreset command for each of them as well. If you didn’t, their IIS may not
realize that they should also have a copy of the new web application.
When IIS restarts, go ahead and open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, which is
found in Administrative Tools on the Start menu. You’ll see your new IIS website and
application pool, as shown in Figure 10.28.
Your new web application is up and running in IIS and available to SharePoint. Of course,
it’s completely empty. Going to the URL won’t show anything—after all, you have no actual site
there. The next step is to create a new site collection for the web application and ill it with the
top-level site.
1. To create the first site collection for the new web application, go back to Central
Administration Application Management, and under the Site Collections category, click
Create Site Collections. Otherwise, if you still have open the Application Created box, you
can click Create Site Collection .
2. On the Create Site Collection page, you may need to change the web application to your
new one (SharePoint-8080), so the new site collection will go in this new web application.
So, in the first section of the page, click the web application’s name, and choose Change
Web Application. This will take you to the Select Web Application page shown in
Figure 10.29.
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