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Microsoft® SharePoint™ 2003 Unleashed, Second Edition by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Troubleshooting the Base Installation of SharePoint

This section provides some insight and advice on how to troubleshoot the SharePoint installation. The litmus test of whether Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is installed and working properly is that the Central Administration pages are functioning and the portal site in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or top-level website in Windows SharePoint Services loads properly.

Other errors that can happen can involve access problems to the sites—users being prompted excessively for usernames and passwords.

One thing to remember is that Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 need to save data to SQL databases, and some processes need to take place for ...

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