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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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Accessing security policy reports

In the previous recipe, we configured the auditing settings. We need to read this information and evaluate what is happening on our site.

The security policy reports show us what is going on in our sites. In this recipe, we will show how to run the reports.

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 Audit log reports.

  4. 4. Scroll to the bottom of the resulting screen. It should be similar to the following screenshot:

  5. 5. Click Auditing settings.

  6. 6. A form pops up with a text box where we must put a save location for the report. Using the Browse button, navigate to Shared Documents.

  7. 7. Click OK.

  8. 8. A screen will appear with a link to the generated report, click this link. The report will appear in the Excel format.

How it works...

These reports are fed by the previous recipe...