Exploring a Basic SharePoint 2010 Site

When SharePoint 2010 is successfully installed on Windows Server 2012, an empty top-level site is created, as shown in Figure 35.1. Access this site by opening a browser on the server or from a workstation with access to the server and entering the URL you saw after completing the basic installation (typically the fully qualified domain name [FQDN] of the server). Enter the username and password of the account that was used to configure SharePoint 2010, and you should see a page identical to the one shown in Figure 35.1.


Figure 35.1. Default top-level site in SharePoint 2010.

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