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  Asked By: Jessie    Date: Feb 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1484

I want to create a plain static HTML page to use as the SharePoint home page. On
the page I am going to put a button for the SharePoint site for users to click.

You may be thinking to yourselves why?
Our Windows 2000 IIS server is dying. I need to move the static html homepage
(Just images and links) to another server.
Since we are going to move to SharePoint, I figured this would temporarily solve
the issues.

Then once I customize SharePoint Master Page, remove the static HTML and then
fall back to SharePoint.

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Rosalie Buckner     Answered On: Feb 24

Why not create  your page  on sharepoint  as a one-page site  collection? Use a
blank page template and customize it with the existing HTML.

i.e. http://servername

Then you are free to develop the rest of the SharePoint sites and make them
public at your leisure.

i.e. http://servername/sites/sitename

Once you have a Master Page design that you like, simply replace the top
site collection.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Carrie Ross     Answered On: Feb 24

Just add your page  to your Sharepoint site  and set it as the Welcome Page.
Assuming that publishing is enabled.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Lisa Hill     Answered On: Feb 24

Can you elaborate a little further? Not asking for step by step.... but, if you
could just point me in the right direction. I have an existing SharePoint root
site already setup. Are you saying this would change? Currently, what I have is
a number of static  HTML pages in the root of my site  (via SharePoint Designer).
However, the SP security jumps in front of my page  and prompts me for login etc.
If I understand how SP works, I can't change security on individual files,
correct?

i.e.

/default.aspx (standard SP home  page)
/mypage.html

I want everyone to see 'mypage.html' and when they click  on the 'log in' button
they get routed to the default.aspx page and SP authentication takes over.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Bret Warner     Answered On: Feb 24

I don't think that you can change individual pages, but you should be able
to set anonymous access for those pages. What I am not sure about is whether
you can then add another site  collection with forms-based authentication
that will use a login from your original page. I may be making this harder
than it is though.

Hopefully one of the resident experts can answer this.

 
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