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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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Changing import/export for user profiles

SharePoint 2010 synchronization is a two way process—import and export. As stated in the previous recipe, import/export is mutually exclusive and must be configured at the property level.

By default, all properties are import only. This is because when the first synchronization takes place, we want to populate the profile properties in SharePoint and not Active Directory.

As users work with the system and the data matures, it makes sense that some properties should be written back to Active Directory.

This recipe shows how to change the flow (import/export) of data for one property, Picture, to go from SharePoint to Active Directory.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site. There must be an instance of the User Profile Service running.

How to do it...

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

  2. 2. The third section is Service Applications. Under this section, click...