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Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2007 Bible by Simeon Cathey, Wayne Tynes, Wynne Leon

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Completing Post-Installation Configuration

After a successful installation, there are several things to configure at the central administration level for both MOSS and WSS installations. Shared services need to be configured for MOSS installations.

Central administration configuration

The SharePoint installation creates a central administration console that opens when you complete the installation. Central administration is located on the first SharePoint server that you install in your farm and can be accessed via browser by http://<servername>:port, where <servername> is the physical server name of your first server and port is the port number that was either randomly generated during installation or that you specified.

Operations configuration

The operations tasks necessary to manage healthy server operations are found on the Operations tab of Central Administration. Follow these steps to configure your SharePoint server for initial use.

Configuring incoming/outgoing e-mail settings

Outgoing e-mail settings enable SharePoint to send alerts and site notifications via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

1.
Open SharePoint Central Administration and select the Operations tab.
2.
Click Outgoing e-mail settings in the Topology and Services section.
3.
Enter the name or IP address of your e-mail server in the Outbound SMTP server field.
4.
Enter the e-mail address that you want to use as the from address in the From address field. This is the address that the mail sent by the ...

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