1. Microsoft Virtual Labs Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview
2. Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview Objectives After completing this lab, you will be able to: Describe the user interface for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Describe the administration interface for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Describe the security for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Scenario You are the network administrator for Contoso, Ltd. The company uses SharePoint Portal Server 2003, but it is planning on deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007 to use enhanced features for enterprise content management, search, business intelligence, and business process management. In preparation for the migration, you need to understand the architecture of Office SharePoint Server 2007. Lab Components This lab includes two components: ExercisesThe exercises include detailed step-by-step instructions and are required. The exercises cover the core information needed to meet the lab objectives. Additional TasksThe additional tasks are listed at the end of an exercise and provide tasks that you can perform to extend your learning about the product. The additional tasks do not provide step-by-step instructions, but they are similar to the steps that you performed in the exercises. The additional tasks are optional, but it is recommended that you complete them to gain a fuller understanding of the product.
3. 2 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview Computers This lab uses three virtual machines performing the following roles: 3370A-3374A-SEA-DC1 Domain controller Exchange server 3370A-3374A-SEA-SRV1 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web front-end and application server Database server 3370A-3374A-SEA-CL1 2007 Microsoft Office system client Estimated time to complete this lab: 90 minutes Virtual Lab Console This lab makes use of the Microsoft Virtual Lab Program, an application that allows you to run multiple virtual machines online. During the lab, you will switch between different windows, each containing a separate virtual machine running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP. Before you start the lab, familiarize yourself with the following basics of the Virtual Lab Console: To switch the focus for your mouse and keyboard to the virtual machine, click inside the virtual machine window. To remove the focus from a virtual machine, move the mouse pointer outside the virtual machine window. To issue the CTRL+ALT+DELETE keyboard combination inside a virtual machine, use RIGHT-ALT+DELETE instead. Virtual PC designates the RIGHT-ALT key as the Host key. Select the machine you wish to perform tasks on by selecting it in My Machines To Start the Lab Before you can perform any of the lab exercises, you must log on to the computer. If an error message warns you that the disks parent appears to have been modified, click OK to continue. This error message appears when you move Virtual PC images between computers with different time- zone settings. Note These demonstrations have been developed using beta software. If a specific task results in an error message or a time-out screen, try performing the task again. The task will most likely be completed successfully at the second attempt.
4. Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview 3 Exercise 1: Office SharePoint Server 2007 Features Office SharePoint Server 2007 has a user interface that is consistent with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. The same terminology and components apply in many casesfor example, Web page components are called Web Parts. In this exercise, you will see an overview of the features and user interface in Office SharePoint Server 2007, including Web Parts, Search, and My Site. Task 1-1: Using a Web Part Web Parts are the building blocks of pages in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. Each Web Part on a page performs a different task. In this task, you will log on to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site and modify the Calendar Web Part. Using a Web Part Tasks Detailed Steps Log on to SEA-CL1 as Jeff with a password of Pa$$w0rd. SETUP STEPS ONLY Click Start, point All Programs, and then click Internet 1. a. Access the SharePoint site at Explorer. http://sea-srv1. In the Address bar, type http://sea-srv1, and then press b. ENTER. Click the Sales page. c. Under the Calendar section, click Add new event. 2. a. Add a new event to the calendar. On the Calendar: New Item page, in the Title box, type b. Project Meeting. c. Leave the default start and end date of today. In the Description box, type Planning meeting for d. implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Select the All Day Event check box, and then click OK. e. View the Day, Week, and Month Click Calendar. 3. a. views of the calendar, and then Scroll to the right-hand side of the calendar. Click Day. b. change the view to Current Click Week. c. Events. Click Month. d. In the View drop-down list, click Current Events. e. Click the Sales link found above the Calendar heading. f. Next to the Calendar heading, click the small arrow and then 4. Modify the Calendar Web Part. click Modify Shared Web Part. In the right pane, expand Appearance. 5. a. In the appearance section, change the frame style to Title and Scroll down in the right pane. In the Chrome Type list, click b. Border. Title and Border. Click OK. c.
5. 4 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview Task 1-2: Searching for People Integrated search is a powerful feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The search feature is able to find data in SharePoint sites, file shares, and line-of-business applications. In addition to searching for data, you can also search for people. This task shows you a brief overview of searching for a user. Searching for People Tasks Detailed Steps Click the Search Center page tab. 1. Access the Search Center. Click the People tab. Click the People tab. 2. a. On the People tab, click Search Options. b. Search for Administrator. In the text box, type Administrator, and then press ENTER. 3. View the details for Administrator. Under the Everyone Else heading, click Administrator. 4.
6. Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview 5 Task 1-3: Creating Links in My Site Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes the My Site feature for users to create a personal Web space. My Site can serve as a customizable personal portal for users. Users can store documents in My Site, configure a personal calendar, and store other information. In this task, you will create a My Site site for a user and create links in My Site. Creating Links in My Site Tasks Detailed Steps Go to My Site. At the top right of the page, click the My Site link. 1. Under My Information, click Links. 2. a. Add a new link to http://www.microsoft.com. On the My Links page, click Add Link. b. In the Title box, type Microsoft Web Site. c. In the Address box, type http://www.microsoft.com. d. Click OK. e. Go to My Site. Click the My Site link found above the My Links heading. 3. View the link in the General category At the top of the page, click My Links, and then point to My 4. a. of My Links. Links, and then point to General. b. Close Microsoft Internet Explorer. CLEANUP STEPS ONLY Log off from SEA-CL1. Additional Tasks If time permits, complete the following tasks to learn more about the user interface in Office SharePoint Server 2007: Create a team site to see the components that are included. Create a blog subsite in the team site. Create a wiki subsite in the team site.
7. 6 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Functional and Architectural Overview Exercise 2: Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administration Overview Office SharePoint Server 2007 has a three-tier administrative model for management. This allows management to be effectively delegated for different management roles. In this exercise, you will learn about central administration, shared services administration, and site administration. Task 2-1: Using Central Administration Central administration is typically performed by IT administrators. The tasks performed in central administration are farm-level tasks such as configuring database locations or logging. Using Central Administration Tasks Detailed Steps Log on to SEA-SRV1 as Administrator with a password of SETUP STEPS ONLY Pa$$w0rd. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office 1. Open Central Administration. Server, and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. View the Finalize Shared 2. a. Scroll down to view all of the services running on SEA-SRV1. Services Configuration for In the Administrative Tasks list, click Finalize Shared b. SharedServices1 administrative Services Configuration for SharedServices1. task. Click Close. c. On the menu bar, click Operations. 3. View the options on the Operations page. Under Security Configuration, click SharePoint 4. View the users in the SharePoint administrators group. Administrators group. Add Rob as a farm administrator. Click New, and then click Add Users. 5. a. In the Users box, type Rob. b. Confirm that Farm Administrators [Full Control] is selected c. in the Add users to a SharePoint group box. Click OK. d. On the menu bar, click Application Man...