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Security account requirements for Sharepoint 2007

Security account requirements for the configuration of Sharepoint 2007
To install Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a server farm environment, at-least 2 accounts are required:
A user account that you can use to install Office SharePoint Server 2007 and run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. This account must be: A domain user account.

A member of the Administrators group on each of your front-end servers. A member of the SQL Server Logins, which grants login access to your SQL Server instance. A member of the SQL Server Database Creator server role, which grants permission to create and alter databases. A member of the SQL Server Security Administrators server role, which grants permission to manage server logins.

A unique domain user account that you can specify as the Office SharePoint Server 2007 service account. This user account is used to access your SharePoint configuration database. It also acts as the application pool identity for the SharePoint Centra…

SSP (Shared Service Provider)

What is a Shared Service Provider?
For those of you who don't know what I am talking about a bit of overview. In MOSS 2007 there is this new concept of Shared Services Providers(SSP). The idea being that there are certain services that really make sense to centrally manage and share. A good example being profiles. With a SSP we can import all of the profile information from AD once and then our various web applications can consume the data. So maybe we have http://marketing/ and http://accounting/ it doesn't make sense for each one to maintain identical profile information, they should share.
The major services that are handled by the SSP are:
Profiles and Audiences
My Sites
All of Excel Services
All of the BDC (Business Data Catalog)
Below is an example screen shot from MOSS 2007 Enterprise:
Sometimes the easiest way to think of Shared Services is the Parent vs. Child relationship. The Parent (your SSP) goes out and does all of the work (pulling BDC data, indexing content, host…


What is WSS 3.0 in SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) ?

You have heard a lot about WSS and SharePoint 2007 ,basically what is WSS ?
Windows Share point Services (WSS) is a technology provided as an extension to Microsoft Windows 2003 (and above). WSS provides a platform for collaboration applications, offering a common framework for document management and a common repository for storing documents of all types.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 builds on top of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, rather its an additional layer to provide capabilities including collaboration, portal, search, enterprise content management, business process and forms, and business intelligence.