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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Backup and restore are critical components when working with SharePoint. This is the information age, and for a company, its data is one of its valued assets. Hence, performing a daily backup of the SharePoint 2010 farm is good practice.

There are several environmental conditions in which a restore may be necessary:

  • Disaster Recovery (DR): This is the extreme case, but we cannot anticipate when natural disasters might strike. An organization must be prepared for such disasters and have its processes and data in a separate geographical area.

  • Hardware: Servers run for long durations and have a lot of load. Parts break and become outdated.

  • Data: Data gets deleted and needs to be restored. It is common for users to request for data to be restored. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as data being deleted inadvertently or data that has been archived off the system. The data could be in the root site collection or buried in a subsite.

  • Viruses: Documents are excellent carriers...