Administer Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Describe comprehensively how to administer WSS, using a variety of web-based and command-line tools for creating, configuring, backing up and restoring sites.

Target Audience

The audience for this path are administrators of Windows SharePoint Services and technologies (and the web applications built on WSS), and other technical professionals who wish to certify in or deploy Office SharePoint Services 3.0.


A minimum of one-year of hands-on experience with Office SharePoint Technologies; proficiency in administering and configuring Internet Information Server (IIS), administering and configuring SQL Server 2000 or 2005 for Office SharePoint Technologies; a general understanding of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory administration, network infrastructure services, Internet Security, and Acceleration (ISA) Server, data back-up and restoration, network load balancing for applications, clustering, and ASP.NET 2.0 as it relates to Office SharePoint Services and technologies.

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Administer Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  • recognize the steps for some key central administration tasks.
  • create and configure a top-level site for a site collection.
  • configure a SharePoint site.
  • recognize the steps for performing a WSS backup.
  • recognize the steps for restoring WSS using Central Administration.
  • perform a backup and restore of WSS.
  • recognize when and how to use setup.exe and psconfig.
  • recognize the steps for backing up and restoring a site, using stsadm.exe.
  • back up and restore a WSS site using stsadm.exe.