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Beginning SharePoint® 2010 Administration™: Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 by Christian Ståhl, Göran Husman

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Appendix D. Configuring SharePoint Server 2010

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS APPENDIX:

  • SharePoint Administration

  • Configuring Administrative Features

  • Managing Security

  • Working with Site Templates

  • Configuring Search and indexing

  • Managing User Profiles

In Appendix C you learned how to install SharePoint Server, including SQL database options, and how to upgrade from the previous version, MOSS 2007. As mentioned in Chapter 1, SharePoint Server is based on SharePoint Foundation but has an extensive set of extra features, such as advanced search and indexing, Excel services, and business intelligence web parts built-in. To fully understand SharePoint Server and get the most out of its rich feature set you need to understand important concepts about how to manage SharePoint Server.

Appendix B covers all the configuration settings for SharePoint Foundation, and all of this information is also applicable when managing a SharePoint Server environment. This appendix focuses on concepts, features, and configuration settings that are specific for SharePoint Server — therefore you need to read Appendix B before you read this appendix. Just to make it easier for you, some important concepts described in Appendix B are also repeated in this appendix.

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS FOR THE SHAREPOINT SERVER ENVIRONMENT

SharePoint Server is a web application that leverages Internet Information Services (IIS) in Windows Server to operate. SharePoint Server uses IIS websites for its web applications and stores all content ...

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