Manage Web Applications In SharePoint 2016 Central Administration - Part Nine

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. In this part of managing the Web Application, we saw how to manage SharePoint Designer of the Web Application.

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 in your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2016 Central Administration.

SharePoint 2017

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

    SharePoint 2017
  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.
    SharePoint 2017
  • You will see Web Applications.
  • Click on "Manage Web Applications".
  • You will see the screen given below.

    SharePoint 2017

  • 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 the part 9, we will see “General Settings” Under "Manage” category.

General Settings

SharePoint 2017

  1. Select the Web Application and click on "SharePoint Designer".
  2. You will see the screenshot, given below.

    SharePoint 2017
  • Allow SharePoint Designer to be used in this Web Application.
    You can allow or disallow SharePoint designers to be used in all the sites to edit the Web Application.

  • Allow Site Collection Administrators to Detach Pages from the Site Template.
    You can specify, if you want the users to detach the page from the site template definition added by the administrators.

  • Allow Site Collection Administrators to Customize Master Pages and Layout Pages.
    You can enable or disable the option to allow the site collection administrators to customize their master pages and layouts of the site.

  • Allow Site Collection Administrators to see the URL Structure of their Website.
    Similarly, you can allow or disallow the site collection admins to manage the URL structure of the Website, using SharePoint Designer.

Once you configure these settings, these settings on SharePoint Designer will reflect on all the site collections under this Web Application.

In this part of managing the Web Application, we saw how to manage SharePoint Designer 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.