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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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3.4. Summary

In this chapter, you learned the following:

  • Be careful with the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security. It can give you trouble if your browser does not recognize WSS as a trusted or local site.

  • SharePoint uses two types of sites: administrative sites and user sites.

  • The administrative site is used only by SharePoint administrators (that is, members of the Local Administrators group of the WSS server or members of the Site Collection Administrators list, defined in the Central Administration tool

  • The user sites are where the users create team sites, meeting workspaces, project sites, and so on.

  • Every WSS site has a home page. This is where the user accesses the lists and libraries.

    • The home page contains one or more web parts.

    • A web part is a window inside the home page that displays information. This information may come from a different part of this site, from a different site, or even from an external database.

  • Sites are organized in site trees. On top is the top site; below are its subsites.

    • The top site, including all its subsites, is referred to as a site collection.

    • Many features (such as permission inheritance, ownership, templates, and more) are limited to one given site collection.

  • The term workspace means the same thing as the term web site.

  • SharePoint uses local server or domain user accounts and security group accounts to grant permissions.

  • Each permission role is controlled by a Permission Level, such as Read, Contribute, and so on.

    • You can create your own permission ...

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