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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

Scaling out Search—adding a query component

The SharePoint 2010 query server accepts the query from an end user from the web front-end. It then reads the index file and servers the result back.

The index file is partitioned. As query servers are added, the partition is broken into multiple parts so that no single query server holds the entire index. The following screenshot is from the Managing Search Topology page:

It illustrates how the index partition and query server are tied to one another. The index partition is sent to the query server by the crawl component. As can be seen from the preceding screenshot, each partition must have an associated query server.

It enhances the performance of the topology. There is no longer one large index file that must be traversed every time a query is sent.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site. There must also be another server on which to host the query server.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central...