Sunday, November 25, 2007

SharePoint V3.0 file locations

When you install SharePoint V3.0 onto SBS 2003 using the standard "side-by-side" installation you will find the following locations in use :

<install drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Data\Applications\<instance ID>\Config - contains global configuration files used by the search engine, like language specific noise word and thesaurus files along with the thesaurus schema XML file.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SERVER12\Server Setup Controller - critical setup files that might be needed later fro re-running certain aspects of the setup and configuration wizard.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN - executables like stsadm and prescan.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS - administrative pages address by the _layouts relative path on the Sharepoint sites.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES - is the _images realtive path for images addressable anywhere in Sharepoint sites.