Understanding and Creating Customized and Uncustomized Files in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Learn how you can create and use customized and uncustomized files to meet the scalability and high demands of dynamic customization in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites.


  • Introduction to Customized and Uncustomized Files
  • Understanding Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Architecture
  • Creating New SharePoint Sites
  • Understanding Customized vs. Uncustomized Files
  • Creating Custom Pages in SharePoint Sites

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites, like typical ASP.NET 2.0 Web sites, consist of ASP.NET 2.0 pages. To meet the scalability and the high demands of dynamic customization on a site-by-site basis, Microsoft introduced the concepts of customized and uncustomized files.

This article explores the details of these concepts, including their advantages and disadvantages, and it demonstrates how you can create new customized and uncustomized files.

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.