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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

Peter Serzo

Over 90 simple but incredibly effective recipes to administer your Microsoft SharePoint 2010 applications with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849681087
Paperback288 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Upgrading and Configuring SharePoint 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Enabling HTTP Request Monitoring and Throttling
Using SQL Profiler
What and how to monitor with Performance Monitor
Implementing Visual Round Trip Analyzer

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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