Extending the WSS site

As part of the WSS configuration, you need to extend the WSS site. Follow these steps to do so:

1. On the WSS Central Administration page, in the Virtual Server Configuration section, click the Extend or upgrade virtual server link. The Virtual Server List page appears (see Figure 18-17).

2. On the Virtual Server List page, select the Default Web Site. The Extend Virtual Server page appears (see Figure 18-18).

Figure 18-17: On this page, select the virtual server that you want to extend.

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To extend a virtual server to host existing sites, click Entend and map to another virtual server. Note: This option maps the new virtual server to an existing one, so that both virtual servers provide the same content,

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Figure 18-18: On this page, extend a virtual server with WSS.

3. Click the Extend and create a content database link. You see the Extend and Create Content Database page. In Figure 18-19, I scrolled down the page so that you can see most of the information that I discuss in Steps 4 through 7.

4. In the Application pool name text box, enter a name — I used WSSAppPool.

5. Set the Select a security account for this application pool option to Configurable, and in the User name box, enter machinename\WSSAdmin, where the machinename is the name of the server, and WSSAdmin represents the Windows User account that you created earlier — one of the two accounts that I asked you to write down because you would need them later. Enter the password information for the WSSAdmin account.

6. In the Site Owner section, enter the User name in the format machinename\ WSSAdmin or domainname\WSSAdmin, where WSSAdmin is the same Windows account that you used in Step 5.

7. In the Site Owner section, enter the e-mail address that you want to use to contact members of a server.

Tip You can use a nonexistent e-mail address if you wish.

8. Click the OK button at the bottom of the page. You see the Virtual Server Successfully Extended page (see Figure 18-20), where you can click OK.

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Figure 18-20: This page notifies you that you have successfully created a new, empty Web site.

When you click OK, you see the Windows SharePoint Services Virtual Server Settings page. You can now simply close your browser.

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