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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
About the Reviewers

Learning timer job management (including server affinity)

Timer job management is important when administering and monitoring the health of an organization's SharePoint installation. A timer job is a process that runs and performs some type of action. Timer jobs run in the farm on a specific server, which can be designated.

This recipe will show where and how to manage the timer jobs, including how to assign a server to timer jobs.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open up the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration website.

  2. 2. Click Monitoring. Under the second section named Timer Jobs, select the Check Job Status option.

  3. 3. The following information is displayed:

    • Timer jobs

    • The servers on which they are running

    • The associated web application

    • The status of each job

    • The time when each job was finished or their scheduled start time

    On the left-hand side of the screen are the categories for filtering the display of timer...