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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 a new policy for a web application

There are times when it is critical for the Farm Administrator to designate security policies for a web application. An administrator can do this from Central Administration and it overrides security implemented at the site collection and at sub-site level.

The following are some useful scenarios where this may be implemented:

  • Enterprise organizations need to designate at least one person as the Site Administrator. Once assigned, they are now the administrator of the web application. This is not to be confused with the Farm Administrator or a Site Collection Administration.

  • When bringing sites online, it is advantageous to set up security to deny access to all users. Allow access to only those users who are your beta users. After the site is live, you can remove these restrictions.

In this recipe, we will show how to create a new policy and then add users to it.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration...