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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

Managing Search Service

Setting up the Search Service application may be a one time job, but managing the search is not. Getting good search results to the community is the job of a vigilant administrator. As we have seen in previous recipes, the Search Administrator does not have to be the same person as the Farm Administrator.

Obtaining good search results requires monitoring trends and ensuring that content is being crawled in a timely manner. Using this information, the administrator can make appropriate decisions on how to improve performance.

This recipe introduces us to the Search Administration screen, which is used to manage the Search Service.

Getting ready

There are two ways to manage the search service:

  • You can have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site

  • You can be assigned as an administrator of the Search Service application

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central Administration site and click Application Management.

  2. 2. The third section is Service Applications...