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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

Managing a service

In order to manage a service application, the Farm Administrator or service application administrator will either administer through the Central Administration website or through PowerShell.

There is a Manage Service Applications page that lists all the services running on the farm that you have rights to manage. This will be clearly shown in the recipe you are about to follow.

Many services have their own administration page and in this recipe you will learn how to navigate to these and will be shown the functional processes that you can do from the ribbon. For our example, we are using the Managed Metadata Service.

Getting ready

You must have Farm Administrator privileges to the Central Administration website.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open up the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration website.

  2. 2. Under the section titled Application Management, click on Manage service applications, which can be found under the Service Applications section. The following screenshot appears: