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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
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Creating a custom service application proxy group

Service application proxy groups organize which service applications are consumed by a web application. To make this functionality beneficial, it is recommended to name these groups in a logical manner. In this recipe, we will create a custom name for an application proxy group.

When creating a service application, it will automatically be assigned to the default proxy group. Out of the box, there are two application proxy groups:

  • Default

  • Custom

It is possible to assign a service application to a custom proxy group. The benefit of creating custom proxy groups are:

  • Greater flexibility for creating a set of services for a web application.

  • More efficient use of resources such as hardware.

  • A proxy group creates a service application proxy boundary. Web applications cannot consume service applications associated with a different proxy group. For instance, WebApp A is associated with proxy group #1. This group has a finance-managed metadata service ...