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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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Configuring a Managed account

A Managed account in SharePoint is an account that is completely managed by Active Directory.

Service accounts are a prime example. These accounts are typically domain-level accounts that are managed in Active Directory (AD). Being an active directory account means it is subject to the policies implemented across the organization. For example, a user may have to change their password every six months. The policy may dictate that the password meet certain criteria such as containing upper case and lower case characters.

The problem with this scenario in SharePoint terms occurs when the password needs to be changed. The service stops working when the password expires. If the account is the identity for multiple services, they stop working too, which potentially brings a working SharePoint installation to a stop.

In many organizations, there is a division of responsibilities that can prohibit the SharePoint Farm Administrator from changing the password of an AD...