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SharePoint 3.0 Provisioning Changes in Active Directory

Jun 05, 2015

Changes When Provisioning Customers

When a customer is provisioned with a SharePoint instance, the following changes occur:
  • The global security group SERVICEADMINS <CustomerShortName> WSS is created and all Full Service Administrators are added as members. This group is created when the first instance is provisioned.
  • The global security groups WSS_<InstanceName> <CustomerShortName> USERS and WSS_<InstanceName> <CustomerShortName> ADMINS are created. No members are added to these groups until users are added to the SharePoint instance. If the USERS user plan is selected when a user is provisioned with the instance, the user becomes a member of this group.
  • The global security group WSS_<InstanceName> <CustomerShortName> NONE is created. No members are added to this group until users are deprovisioned from the SharePoint instance.
  • On the front-end Web server, a new host header (InstanceName) is added to the selected Web application.

Changes When Provisioning Users

When a user is provisioned with a SharePoint instance, the user becomes a member of one of the following global security groups:
  • WSS_<InstanceName> <CustomerShortName> ADMINS
  • WSS_<InstanceName> <CustomerShortName> USERS