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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

What and how to monitor with Performance Monitor

SharePoint 2010 runs on a server with Windows 2008. This has a built-in tool called Performance Monitor. As a SharePoint Administrator, you should be aware of this tool and its components.

Performance Monitor is a tool intended for use by IT professionals or computer administrators. There are many components that could limit the performance of your SharePoint system, including

  • Amount of memory (RAM)

  • Physical hard disks

  • Processor speed

  • Network

  • Virtual image and the architecture around it

Performance Monitor gives a graphical representation of the measures that are chosen. This provides you with a quick way to identify problems and the trends.

In this recipe, we will show how to use Performance Monitor and change a few of the available counters.

Getting ready

To create data collector sets, configure logs, or view reports, the console must run as a member of the Administrators group or the Performance Log Users group.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Select Start ...