MOSS1 – Create Web Application and Site Collections

SharePoint team and Project server team at Maven Infosoft has great experience of creating web application based on MOSS 2007 and Project server 2007. That includes customization and development of webpart, site definitions, theme development, extension development, module creation. The team has developed CRM application, Job portal, Project management, to CMS applications based on MOSS 2007 and project server 2007.

Team would like to share same experience. This can help who wanted to begin with the sharePoint development and Project Server development.

There are list of articles start with SP and from number 1 to …. Always start with the article SP1 and read next article to start working on MOSS easily and quickly.

Installation: SharePoint server 2007 must be installed to perform all the actions.

Create Web Application:

To start working with share point server we need to first install share point server 2007 if it is not installed.

After installation we need to run share point product and services configuration wizard from the

Start menu -> Microsoft office Server -> SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

See the following image.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Central Administration:

First time to work with the share point server, we need to work with share point central administration.

Start menu -> Microsoft office Server -> Share Point 3.0 Central Administration.

See the following image.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

The following image displays the central administration home page. There are three tabs in the central administration panel.

  1. Home
  2. Operations
  3. Application Management

Home Tab:

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Operations Tab:

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Application Management Tab:

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Creating Web Application:

To work with the share point site or to create a new share point site first we need to create share point Web Application.

A Web application is comprised of an Internet Information Services (IIS) site with a unique application pool and can be assigned to an SSP (Shared Services Provider) to enable features such as InfoPath Forms Services, Excel Calculation Services, and Workflows.

To create share point web application, go to

Central administration -> Application Management

Then click on SharePoint Web Application Management -> Create or extend web Application

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Provide above mentioned information to the site like website description, Port, Configurable User Name and Password.

Then click OK.

After that we can see following processing screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

After completion of the processing we can see following application created screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Creating Site Collection:

A site collection is a group of sites built on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services that all exist under a top-level site.

After creating web application, to work with web application we need to create site collection. We cannot work in empty site collection. We have to create site collection.

To create a site collection we need to go to central administration -> Application Management.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

We need to select web Application for which we need to create site collection as following screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

This will show us the list of the site application as following screen. We need to create site application we created ex. Yahoo-1111. Click on Yahoo-1111 as following screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Then our web application path will be changed to our created web application’s path with mentioned port-1111 as following screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Then we need to feel the data like title, Description, URL, Template, primary site collection administrator and secondary site collection administrator for the site collection as following screen.

URL:

We are creating first site collection for the Web Application so we need to select base site (root site) in the URL. Select “/”.

Template:

There are many types of templates available. There are for tabs for the template. We are creating publishing site so we need to create publishing tab and then need to select publishing portal.

Site Collection Administrator:

Site Collection Administrator should be user of the current server, either from administrative group or from non administrative group.

Please see the following image for all these details.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

After submitting above details we will see following processing screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

On completion of the processing we will get message top level site collection successfully created as per following screen.

Create WebApplication And SiteCollections

Site collection is created successfully.

Now we can work with web application with mentioned URL – http://server03:1111/.

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