Today I got some time to see MOSS in action. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a new server program that is part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. We can use Office SharePoint Server 2007 to facilitate collaboration, provide content management features, implement business processes, etc.
You need Windows Server 2003 to get this installed. Choose the Basic option to install a stand alone version. Advanced option is to install this in a server farm. You get to choose specific SQL Server in this case. There are no other things to remember during installation. Installation automatically creates a new instance of SQL Server (\OfficeServers) and around seven databases.
After the installation, configuration window pops up. Everything is configured automatically including all the services required for MOSS.
The server can be administered from the admin web site through the shortcut at:
Start > Programs > Microsoft Office Server > SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration
or directly accessing it from a browser using http://servername:port
Reset the Internet Explorer Security to Low (Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Reset to Medium-low) to enable all the administrative tasks in MOSS.
Adding other Administrators:
In the admin portal, we can add more admins to the site using following link:
Site Actions > Site Settings > Site collection administrators
The users are picked from the active directory of the server's domain.
Creating a web site with multiple web parts (items like calendar, discussion forum, etc) is also as easy as clicking few links from the admin portal.