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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

Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer

SharePoint 2010 has a built-in health analyzer that acts as a best practice analyzer. The health analyzer will report whether or not the farm is compliant with each predefined health rule. The health analyzer builds upon the best practice analyzer from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

There are roughly 65 rules that are categorized as follows:

  • Security

  • Performance

  • Configuration

  • Availability

Each rule is run by a timer job, and each rule has a specific purpose such as checking application pool memory, checking how security is configured on the farm, or checking drive space.

In Central Administration, it is possible to edit existing rules in order to meet the needs of your organization. Changes can be made to the scheduled execution of the job. On the ribbon, there is an option named Run Now that will execute the rule immediately. The rules are available out of the box and are meant to allow you to be proactive.

In this recipe, we will modify...