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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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Configuring Site Collection audit settings

Often in a SharePoint site, it is important to know who is doing what and when. For instance, in a publishing site, sometimes users do things they don't mean to do and it is important to audit these events.

In many cases, it is mandatory to be able to track what happens to a document—especially in the case of sensitive company information, information related to ISO certifications, or some other type of industry standard.

In this recipe, we will show how to enable the settings at a site collection level so that all actions may be tracked. These include checking in a document, checking out documents, deletes, additions, and modifications to items.

Getting ready

You must have site collection owner privileges.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Navigate to the desired team site, which is the root site collection.

  2. 2. Click on Site Actions and then Site Settings.

  3. 3. Under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection audit settings.

  4. 4. The following form will be displayed...