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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
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Delegating PowerShell permissions

One of the many promises SharePoint 2010 delivers on is the empowering of users. In other words, SharePoint 2010 allows an administrator to delegate responsibility down to the other administrative user. The concern with doing this is exposing other administrative tasks. Just because someone can manage an application, such as Search, does not mean they should be able to manage other service applications. SharePoint 2010 handles this without putting at risk the security of the other components. Farm Administrators can designate users to manage their own service application, as we have seen in Chapter 2. This is done through the management UI of each service application. Taking this management one step further, a Farm Administrator can designate a user with the ability to run PowerShell commands against their particular service(s) from their own machines.

The least privileged account model in SharePoint has been taken to another level. Users have access to...