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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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Setting Lockdown Mode for publishing sites

When implementing external facing sites, it is critical that administrators be aware of what users can do under given conditions.

A common scenario on a site is to have a blog or article page and then have a comments section below it. In the SharePoint terminology, this implies that anonymous users can write back to a list. Think about this, a viewer of your site has the ability to add an item to a list (in the form of a comment).

By default, if the root site is a blog site, anonymous users can add comments. However, if a site collection is based on the publishing portal, they will not be able to add comments or articles to a blog that lives under the site collection.

In this recipe, we will see how to manipulate the feature that will enable anonymous users to add comments to a blog or article.

Getting ready

You must have access to one of the servers running PowerShell 2.0 and be a member of the WSS_ADMIN_WPG on the local computer. You must also be...