Migration by the numbers – Step 8

Step 8 in a series of posts documenting the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 upgrade process on SBS 2008. This is based on the document:




Previous steps:


Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7 


Step 8 – Create a new SharePoint application in SharePoint Central Administration




Click Start | All programs | Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products | SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.


Accept the UAC that appears.




From under Application Management select Manage Web applications.




From the ribbon menu select New (top left).




Select Create a new IIS Web site (leaving Classic mode authentication set).


In the Name field type SBS SharePoint (note that the case and spelling are important here).


Ensure the Port field = 80.


In the Path field type C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\webapp\InternalWebSite where C: is the drive where the Windows Operating system is installed.


Scroll down for more options.




Set the Authentication Provider = NTLM


Set Allow Anonymous = No


Set Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) = No


Ensure that Zone in the Public URL section = Default.


Scroll down for more options.




Select the option Create new application pool in the Application Pool section.


The Application pool name enter SBS SharePoint AppPool (note that spelling and case are important here. If this is incorrect you will not see SharePoint integration on the SBS console).


Leave the Database Server and Database Name unchanged.


Ensure Database authentication = Windows Authentication


Scroll down for more options.




Don’t make any further changes and press the OK button.




You should see the message that your settings are being configured. This process may take a few minutes depending on your server.




You should then see that a message like shown above detailing the success of the process.


Press OK to continue.




You will be returned to the Web Applications screen in Central Administration. Here you should now see an additional web site called SBS SharePoint as shown above.

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