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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
About the Reviewers

Disabling social features for a user

One of the key features of SharePoint 2010 is social components. These components are enabled by default. However, we do not always want users adding tags, using the Note Board and other social features. Organizations might need to turn them off for a particular user or even a group.

Take the case where an organization has a site set up for their vendors to use and exchange information. It may not make sense, from a business perspective, for the users of this site to be tagging items and using the I Like It feature. They are providing information to an organization through the extranet site. They are not looking to do things like rate the information on the site.

In a case like this, the social features can be disabled for that group. In this recipe, we will see how to accomplish this.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central Administration screen and click Application...