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Microsoft® SharePoint 2010: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Ben Curry

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Chapter 4. Building and Managing Web Applications

Web applications are the top of the hierarchy at the farm level and are foundational to any Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 implementation. SharePoint Server 2010 Web applications differ from most Web sites in that content exists in a database, not on the Web server file system. Only the minimal content required to connect an Internet Information Services (IIS) server to the databases exists on a SharePoint server. The logical structure of a Web application exists entirely in Microsoft SQL Server databases. The configuration of a Web application configuration is stored in the configuration ...

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