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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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Viewing Search Query/Crawl Reports

The preceding recipes have shown the scalability of the SharePoint Search infrastructure. Search topology is robust and flexible. As the needs of the organization grow, Search can scale.

The question becomes a matter of when, not if, Search must be scaled. It is also a question of where (which components) to scale Search.

The answers to these questions are found in the set of reports that ship with SharePoint 2010. There are two basic types of search administration reports:

  • Reports that address query processing. These reports show the latency of the queries.

  • Reports that show information about the crawler. These reports show processing in the queue, per component, per content source, and per type.

In this recipe, we will show how to view and find them.

Getting ready

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

Your farm must be set up to crawl content and must have completed a full crawl. In addition, the site must...