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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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Installing a feature and activating it

One of the tasks that inevitably fall upon a SharePoint Administrator is the process of installing features and solutions. Features are solutions typically written by developers. They perform a business function such as workflow or a web part.

With the advent of the SharePoint 2010 Sandbox, Site Collection Administrators can upload and maintain features. However, there are many situations in which a Farm Administrator needs to install a farm-wide feature.

Deploying a feature can be done through Visual Studio, but when implementing on production servers, this is not the way to install a feature. A feature in production should be installed by an administrator and this implies the use of PowerShell.

This recipe shows how to install a farm-wide feature and activate it.

Getting ready

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

Feature must be deployed to the 14\template\features folder.

How to do it...

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