Configuring and Deploying Anonymous Publishing Sites for SharePoint Server 2007

Explore and learn how to address security and performance issues of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 publishing sites before launching them as Internet-facing publishing sites.


  • Deploying Anonymous, Internet-Facing SharePoint 2007 Publishing Sites
  • Development Issues for Page Size, ActiveX Controls, and Custom Code
  • Configuring a SharePoint Site Collection or Site
  • Configuring a SharePoint Web Application
  • Separating Content Between Authoring and Production Environments
  • Conclusion

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides the capability to host content-centric sites, complete with a rich Web content management (WCM) publishing infrastructure on the SharePoint platform. SharePoint publishing sites are commonly used in Internet-facing scenarios for anonymous users and carry additional considerations for the site implementation, configuration, and deployment phases.

Security concerns arise because publishing sites are commonly exposed to anonymous users and the surface area of attack is much larger than that of a site that is accessible only to users who are on a trusted corporate network. In addition to addressing these security concerns, you can take additional steps to both harden the servers running Office SharePoint Server and to disable unnecessary services.

This article presents some common topics for publishing site implementers to consider before launching an Internet-facing SharePoint Server 2007 publishing site.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.