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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Resetting to a Site Definition

As we described in Chapter 1, when you create a site based on a site definition you do not create and save any pages in the SQL Server content databases. The content databases contain only pointers to files on the Web server and such pages are known as un-customized pages. Therefore, if you create 100 team sites, the home page of all these team sites all point to and share one file, the default.aspx file that is stored in the TEMPLATE folder on the Web servers. This is different from other site solutions where each site would have its own unique copy of its home page. This makes SharePoint sites very efficient as a Web solution, because on most occasions when a user requests a page, it is cached in the memory of ...

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