Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a server program that is part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single, integrated location where employees can collaborate with team members, share documents, manage content and workflow, and supply access to information that is essential to organizational goals and processes. This documents main focus is on the SharePoint Server 2007 Portal which is the backbone of SharePoint deployments.
This document provides security guidance on SharePoint Server 2007 Standard Edition hosted on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. This guide does not consider the installation, configuration, or operation of this product on other Windows or non-Windows platforms. This document assumes that the reader is familiar with SharePoint Server 2007 and will refer to product documentation as needed in order to implement recommendations contained in this guide. The reader should also be familiar with Windows 2003 Server administration. This document also assumes that the baseline platform configuration of the Windows Server 2003 server and SharePoint Server 2007 are up-to-date in terms of installed service packs and hotfixes.