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WSS site under portal vs. portal site

  Asked By: Grace    Date: May 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2122

We have a group who requires portal functionality so that they can do advanced search on document customized properties. The group is relatively small and they do not require other "portal" functions.

Our question is should they be provided with a WSS site under the portal so that they can directly upload their documents there or should they upload directly to the portal site. Our clients prefer to use the portal site directly, we believe that creating a WSS site under the portal is the correct method.



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Answer #1    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: May 28

There is nothing wrong with storing documents  at the portal  level, as long as they understand the limitations of doing so. You can’t add document  library level security in portal , so as long as their documents are ok to be viewed by anyone who visits the portal, it really isn’t a big deal.

Ideally, yes you want your files in WSS sites, but unless they need the added functionality  that WSS can provide, they can use a library in a portal area. I don’t think I have seen any Best Practice docs on this, as it really comes down to site  taxonomy and organization needs and requirements for content and target audiences.

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