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If you were to check further, the application pools available on installation are just a classic
.NET pool and a default pool. There’s nothing yet SharePoint related. And under Default Site
there is only a folder containing necessary bits for ASP.NET, nothing more.
Because there will be quite a few changes made when SharePoint installs, it’s always good to
know what state IIS was in before installation. You can’t really be in control of something if you
don’t really know anything about it.
Now on to the other IIS 6.0 manager console. Close out of the currently open IIS manager
1. Go to Start on the taskbar, choose Administrative Tools , and click Internet Information
Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager . It’ll open a completely empty console. There isn’t even a local
server listed. It is primarily used behind the scenes for IIS 6.0 compatibility at this point.
There is simply nothing in there yet (Figure 2.15).
IIS 6.0 Manager
2. Close out of the console.
Enabling SMTP Server
It’s reassuring to know that all the prerequisites are installed, configured, and enabled.
However, there is one prerequisite that wasn’t enabled, because it’s an optional feature:
SMTP service.
For a number of SharePoint lists and libraries to support incoming email, Simple Mail
Transfer Protocol (SMTP) must be enabled on the SharePoint server. This will allow those lists
and libraries to have an email address on the SharePoint server and have items emailed to them,
instead of requiring the user to log in and browse to the list or library to create a new item or
upload one.
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