Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Solutions to the most common problems encountered while administering SharePoint in book and eBook formats
  • Upgrade, configure, secure, and back up your SharePoint applications with ease
  • Packed with many recipes for improving collaboration and content management with SharePoint
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 288 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2011
ISBN : 1849681082
ISBN 13 : 9781849681087
Author(s) : Peter Serzo
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Microsoft Servers, Cookbooks, Content Management (CMS), Enterprise, Microsoft, Microsoft SharePoint

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Upgrading and Configuring SharePoint 2010
Chapter 2: Service Applications
Chapter 3: Farm Governance
Chapter 4: Site Administration
Chapter 5: Monitoring and Reporting
Chapter 6: Search
Chapter 7: Security Administration: Users and Groups
Chapter 8: Content Management
Chapter 9: Social Architecture
Chapter 10: Backup and Restore
Chapter 11: Performance Monitoring
  • Chapter 1: Upgrading and Configuring SharePoint 2010
    • Introduction
    • Checking current installation upgradeability
    • Upgrading MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010
    • Upgrading with minimal downtime
    • Visual upgrade
    • Creating and associating content databases to a specific web application and site collection
    • Configuring a content database
    • Creating an Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)
    • Patching (compatibility boundaries)
    • Chapter 2: Service Applications
      • Introduction
      • Managing a service
      • Creating the Secure Store
      • Creating custom security for a service
      • Creating a custom service application proxy group
      • Managing service application associations
      • Setting up Excel Services
      • Setting up PerformancePoint Services
      • Setting up Visio Services
      • Setting up the Managed Metadata Service
      • Establishing a trust relationship between two farms
      • Publishing a SharePoint service
      • Consuming another Farm's Service
      • Chapter 3: Farm Governance
        • Introduction
        • Administering SharePoint Designer
        • Configuring a Managed account
        • Creating a new policy for a web application
        • Configuring Resource Throttling (large lists)
        • Installing a feature and activating it
        • Restricting web part access in the farm
        • Learning timer job management (including server affinity)
        • Running a timer job on demand
        • Configuring Sandbox functionality
        • Chapter 4: Site Administration
          • Introduction
          • Migrating a site collection
          • Provisioning a site via Windows PowerShell
          • Managing the Term Store
          • Adding a column with the property of Managed Metadata
          • Setting up a site collection policy
          • Configuring a Document Set
          • Configuring multiple Send To connections
          • Setting up an enterprise wiki
          • Chapter 5: Monitoring and Reporting
            • Introduction
            • Accessing the SharePoint 2010 logging database
            • Configuring what gets logged
            • Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer
            • Viewing web analytics reports
            • Troubleshooting with correlation IDs
            • Enabling the Developer Dashboard
            • Chapter 6: Search
              • Introduction
              • Setting up Search Service
              • Managing Search Service
              • Scaling out Search—adding a query component
              • Scaling out Search—adding a property database
              • Scaling out Search—adding a crawl database
              • Adding a host distribution rule
              • Viewing Search Query/Crawl Reports
              • Customizing the refinement menu
              • Chapter 7: Security Administration: Users and Groups
                • Introduction
                • Adding a user via PowerShell
                • Delegating PowerShell permissions
                • Checking effective permission user interface
                • Setting Lockdown Mode for publishing sites
                • Configuring Site Collection audit settings
                • Accessing security policy reports
                • Chapter 8: Content Management
                  • Introduction
                  • Configuring advanced routing (Content Organizer)
                  • Routing documents to another site
                  • Configuring content deployment
                  • Adding a Content Type hub
                  • Managing External Content Types
                  • Creating a Term Set
                  • Importing a Term Set
                  • In place Records Management
                  • Chapter 9: Social Architecture
                    • Introduction
                    • Setting up a tag cloud and navigating to the Term Store
                    • Disabling social features for a user
                    • Deleting a note associated with a page
                    • Viewing an Activity feed
                    • Setting up and compiling an audience
                    • Creating a synchronization connection
                    • Changing import/export for user profiles
                    • Adding a user subtype for user profile
                    • Creating a new user profile property
                    • Chapter 10: Backup and Restore
                      • Introduction
                      • Recycle Bin settings in Central Administration
                      • Performing a site collection backup
                      • Exporting sites
                      • Importing sites
                      • Recovering data from an unattached content database
                      • Backing up a farm in Central Administration
                      • Restoring from a backup in Central Administration
                      • Chapter 11: Performance Monitoring
                        • Introduction
                        • Enabling HTTP Request Monitoring and Throttling
                        • Using SQL Profiler
                        • What and how to monitor with Performance Monitor
                        • Implementing Visual Round Trip Analyzer

                        Peter Serzo

                        Peter Serzo is an English major from Kent State who started his technical career with EDS out of college. 20 years later, all as a consultant, he is a national speaker regarding to SharePoint having worked at organizations of all sizes. His next challenge is to bring SharePoint to children and teach them. He has been working with SharePoint since 2003 in companies such as Microsoft, Ford, ADP, and many others throughout the United States. He is a Senior SharePoint Architect for High Monkey Consulting. The name refers to an old Jamaican proverb that means the higher up you go, the more responsible you must be; High Monkey takes pride in its accountability and excellence of work in regards to its clients' needs.
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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Upgrade SharePoint 2010 and carry out the common tasks needed after an upgrade
                        • Set up and manage several service applications in SharePoint
                        • Create an efficient SharePoint farm environment that can also be monitored easily
                        • Carry out common tasks that can be done at the site collections level to promote standardization and automation
                        • Monitor, report, and correct issues to ensure the optimal performance of your SharePoint environment
                        • Manage and customize SharePoint Search to deliver a great search experience
                        • Secure your SharePoint farm and audit its working to ensure uninterrupted functioning of your SharePoint implementation
                        • Manage your documents and web content effectively with SharePoint
                        • Expand your SharePoint implementation to include certain social features similar to social networking sites such as activity feeds and user profiles
                        • Set up an effective backup and restore solution for your SharePoint farm

                        In Detail

                        Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks.

                        Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell.

                        Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search.

                        When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.

                        A practical cookbook providing solutions to SharePoint administrative tasks such as configuration, monitoring, and reporting


                        Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for SharePoint administrators to gain control of their SharePoint environment. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read those that interest you in no particular order.

                        Who this book is for

                        If you are a SharePoint Administrator looking for solutions to the many problems faced while managing SharePoint, then this book is for you. It is written for SharePoint administrators who are either already working on SharePoint, or have recently started working and eager to learn more about SharePoint administration. You need to have some basic knowledge of SharePoint in order to follow the recipes in this book.

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