To perform exercises in this book, your client computer should meet the following requirements.
Windows Vista is recommended. However, you can use Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later. Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is recommended.
Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office Access 2007, Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007.
10MB of available hard disk space for the practice files
To perform exercises in this book, you should have access to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 deployment, that can be either a single-box server installation or a farm deployment. The server should meet the following requirements.
Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Small Business Server 2003; .NET Framework 3.0
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
The companion CD for this book does not contain the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 software. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is a part of Windows Server 2003 and is available as a free download from the Microsoft web site. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 must be installed on your Windows Server 2003 server(s) before using this book..
You need to install the practice files in the correct location on your hard disk before you can use them in the exercises. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the companion CD from the envelope at the back of the book, and insert it into the CD drive of your computer.
The Step By Step Companion CD License Terms appear. Follow the on-screen directions. To use the practice files, you must accept the terms of the license agreement. After you accept the license agreement, a menu screen appears.
If the menu screen does not appear, click the Start button and then click Computer. Display the Folders list in the Navigation Pane, click the icon for your CD drive, and then in the right pane, double-click the StartCD executable file.
2. Click Install Practice Files .
If you want to install the practice files to a location other than the default folder (
), click the
button, select the new drive and
If you install the practice files to a location other than the default, you will need to substitute that path within the exercises.
5. Click Next on the Choose Destination Location screen, and then click Install on the Ready to Install the Program screen to install the selected practice files.
6. After the practice files have been installed, click Finish .
7. Close the Step by Step Companion CD window, remove the companion CD from the CD drive, and return it to the envelope at the back of the book.
When you install the practice files from the companion CD that
Whenever possible, we start each chapter with a standard Windows SharePoint Services team site which occasionally must be a top-level team site. If you follow all the exercises in all the chapters in sequence, you do not have to start with a new team site for every chapter. You can just use the same site throughout the whole book.
However, if you choose to do exercises independently and not in sequence, there are a couple of exercises that depend on other exercises performed earlier in the book. If this is the case, we will tell you where the prerequisite exercise is located in the book, so that you can complete the prerequisite exercises. However, you may not want to do the prerequisite exercise and this is where the starter STP files will come in handy.
If you have sufficient rights, you can create a new child site (see Using the STP Site Templates) from the chapter’s starter file provided on the CD ROM and installed in the practice folder for this chapter. The resulting child site will have the prerequisite exercises already completed for you. This option is for advanced users who might not want to do a prerequisite exercise from another chapter.
Exercises in some chapters use a subsite in addition to the standard team site. If this is the case, the practice folder for the chapter contains an STP file for the
All chapters, with exception of Chapter 1 and Chapter 16, have solution STP files. The solution STP files use the same titles as their corresponding chapters. Use a solution STP file for a chapter to create a new child site to see the results of exercises in this chapter.