Create the Shared Services Provider
The following procedures allow you to create the Shared Service Provider using the Shared Service Provider Web application you created previously.
On the Central Administration page top navigation, click Application Management.
On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or Configure this Farm’s Shared Services.
On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, click New SSP.
On the New Shared Services Provider page, do the following:
In the SSP Name section, in the Web Application list, select the Web application that you created when you created the unextended Web site to host the Shared Services Provider (for example, SharePoint (3915)).
Note Do not select the Default Web Site, Central Administration site, or any site associated with port 80 from the drop-down list.
- In the SSP Service Credentials section, type the name and password for a Windows user who is the SSP administrator into the corresponding boxes.
- In the SSP Search and Database section, the database server name will automatically be the same as for the SharePoint Config database. The database names will also be automatically generated for you. You do not need to change these settings, but you can if you want.
Note This process might take several minutes to complete.
- After the SSP is successfully created, the Success! page is displayed. Click OK to go to the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page needed for the next section.
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