Microsoft SharePoint

Administering Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services & SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Course 2554 - Five Days - Instructor-led

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 infrastructure.

The student will learn skills that enable the student to deploy and manage a Windows SharePoint Services and a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 infrastructure as well as guide end users in their use of the product. This course is not intended to provide detailed design skills, but will cover planning skills at a level sufficient to enable decision making for the implementation process.


This course is intended for those who operate in medium to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. Typical environments in which they work have the following characteristics:

  • Supported users range from 200 to over 100,000
  • Multiple physical locations
  • Typical products and technologies include Windows 2003, Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office web components, messaging and collaboration platforms, and network security products and technologies


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Successfully completed the Windows Server 2003 core curriculum for Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Working knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Working knowledge of Internet Information Services (IIS)

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

There are no exams associated with this course.


  • Understand the Windows SharePoint Services architecture and the business benefits provided by deploying Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Enhance collaboration by using Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Install and configure a Windows SharePoint Services server.
  • Administer Windows SharePoint Services servers.
  • Administer Windows SharePoint Services sites.
  • Install Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Configure server components and create and configure portal sites and virtual servers.
  • Manage a portal site.
  • Manage SharePoint Portal Server indexing and search.
  • Extend SharePoint Portal Server deployments to include multiple servers and shared services.
  • Maintain the SharePoint Portal Server deployment.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint Products and Technologies

  • The Windows SharePoint Services Environment
  • Overview of Windows SharePoint Services Components
  • Overview of Windows SharePoint Services Administration

Module 2: Working with Windows SharePoint Services

  • Working with Team Sites
  • Creating and Managing Lists
  • Creating and Managing Libraries
  • Creating and Managing Discussions and Surveys
  • Managing Windows SharePoint Services Integration with Microsoft Office 2003

Lab: Working with Windows SharePoint Services

  • Creating and Managing a Custom List
  • Creating a Form Library
  • Publishing a Microsoft Office Excel Linked List
  • Sending a Shared Attachment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services

  • Overview of Deployment Options
  • Preparing to Install Windows SharePoint Services
  • Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services Server

Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services

  • Extending Windows SharePoint Services to the Default Web Site
  • Extending Windows SharePoint Services to the Research Web Site
  • Creating Team Web Sites

Module 4: Administering and Managing Windows SharePoint Services Server

  • Administering and Managing the Windows SharePoint Services Server
  • Administering Windows SharePoint Services Virtual Servers
  • Disaster Recovery for Windows SharePoint Services

Lab: Administering and Managing Windows SharePoint Services Server

  • Configuring and Testing Blocked File Types
  • Enabling Usage Analysis Configuration
  • Enabling Site Collection Use Confirmation and Auto-Deletion
  • Configuring User Rights for the Virtual Server
  • Creating and Configuring a New Content Database

Module 5: Administering Windows SharePoint Services Sites

  • Creating SharePoint Sites
  • Securing SharePoint Sites
  • Managing SharePoint Sites

Lab: Administering Windows SharePoint Services Sites

  • Creating a Top-Level Team Site
  • Granting Site Access
  • Customizing the Site
  • Saving the Site as a Template
  • Creating a Subsite Based on a Custom Template
  • Managing Site Groups

Module 6: Installing SharePoint Portal Server

  • SharePoint Portal Server Deployment Options
  • Examining Installation Requirements
  • Installing SharePoint Portal Server

Lab: Installing SharePoint Portal Server

  • Configuring Accounts for SQL Server
  • Installing SharePoint Portal Server with SQL Server
  • Verifying the Installation

Module 7: Configuring SharePoint Portal Server 2003

  • Configuring Server Settings
  • Configuring SharePoint Portal Server Security Settings
  • Configuring Central Administration Components
  • Creating and Configuring Portal Sites and Virtual Servers

Lab: Configuring SharePoint Portal Server 2003

  • Configuring the E-Mail Server
  • Configuring the SharePoint Administration Web Site to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Viewing and Setting the SharePoint Portal Server Administration SSL Port by Using Stsadm.exe
  • Configuring an Alternate Access Path
  • Enabling the Self-Service Site Creation Feature

Module 8: Managing the Portal Site

  • Managing Portal Content
  • Managing Access to the Portal Site
  • Managing Personalization Services

Lab: Planning the Data Taxonomy for SharePoint Portal Server

  • Configuring Anonymous Access
  • Performing a Full Import of User Profiles
  • Creating an Audience for the Sales Managers
  • Configuring the Sales Area to Allow Exclusive Access to the Sales Department
  • Targeting Content for the Sales Managers Audience

Module 9: Managing Indexing and Search

  • Managing Indexing
  • Managing Content Sources for Indexing
  • Managing Searches
  • Lab: Enhancing Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services
  • Enabling Advanced Search Administration Mode
  • Creating a Content Index for the Finance Data
  • Creating a Content Source for the Finance Data

Module 10: Extending SharePoint Portal Server Deployments

  • Implementing a Server Farm Deployment
  • Implementing Shared Services

Lab: Deploying Server Farms

  • Configuring Network Load Balancing
  • Installing SharePoint Portal Server
  • Extending SharePoint Portal Server to the Virtual Server and Configuring It as an Additional Front-End Web Server

Module 11: Maintaining SharePoint Portal Server

  • Backing Up SharePoint Portal Server
  • Restoring SharePoint Portal Server
  • Managing Logs
  • Monitoring Performance

Lab: Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery for SharePoint Portal Server

  • Removing the SharePoint Portal Site and Component
  • Granting the Required SQL Database Rights
  • Creating a New Configuration Database for the Portal Site and Assigning Components
  • Restoring the Portal Site