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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
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Creating custom security for a service

With the advent of the service applications and their innate standalone nature, Farm Administrators have the ability to delegate responsibility on a per service basis. No longer is the Farm Administrator the only person managing the SharePoint deployment and, as a consequence, becoming a bottleneck for the organization.

In this recipe we can see that services can be assigned to the responsible party. The Central Administration UI will show only the pages for which the Server Administrator has rights.

As an example, search is a critical component to many SharePoint 2010 installations and typically there is a Subject Matter Expert who would be the administrator of this service. Now that person can be assigned the role and that is the only search service they will have access to administer.

Getting ready

You must have Farm Administrator rights or be an administrator of the service to perform this action.

The service you choose must be started and configured...