Manage Web Applications In SharePoint 2016 Central Administration - Part Seven

Welcome to an article on how to manage web applications on Central Administration of SharePoint 2016. Here, we will see how the Central Admin controls / manages the Web Application.

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2016 Central Administration.


  • Run it as an administrator to have elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screen below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.
  • You will see Web Applications.
  • Click on "Manage Web Applications".
  • You will see the screen given below.


  • Here, we can see various options to work with the Web Applications.
  • Let’s see them from left to right in different parts of the article.

We have four categories, where the events have been categorized.

  1. Contribute
  2. Manage
  3. Security
  4. Policy

In part 7, we will see “General Settings” Under "Manage” category.

General Settings


  • Select the Web Application and click on "Outgoing Email".
  • You will see the screen below.

  • Outbound SMTP Server
    Provide an SMTP Server address.

  • From Address
    Provide a From address.

  • Reply-to address
    Provide a reply-to address.

  • Use TLS connection encryption
    You can choose if you want to have a TLS connection or not.

  • SMTP server port
    Provide the server port number

  • Character set
    Choose one among the character sets from the list below.


Once you configure these settings, the web application will use them for sending notifications, alerts, configuring the workflows, and other web related invitations.

In this part of managing the web application, we saw how to manage the outgoing email of the web application. There are more features under managing the web applications which we will see in the next article.

Until then, keep reading and keep learning.