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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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Chapter 6. SharePoint Administration

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Understand SharePoint Permissions

  • Learn to Configure Custom Permission Levels

  • Manage SharePoint Groups

  • Work with List, Library, and Site Templates

  • Manage Search and Indexing Features

  • Learn How to Index PDF Files

  • Customize Search Web Parts

  • Learn About Antivirus Solutions

  • Work with STSADM and PowerShell

In previous chapters, you have seen many examples of how to configure and manage different SharePoint features. Appendixes B and D also contain many detailed configuration settings. This chapter summarizes the typical tasks and settings that a SharePoint 2010 administrator will deal with.

SETTING UP FOR ADMINISTRATION

This chapter is going to use a simple setup of a test environment for administration. If you duplicate this setup, you can easily follow along with the Try It Outs in this chapter. Or if you have an existing setup, you can substitute existing users, document libraries, and groups that you already have. Follow these steps to set up the core essentials for this chapter:

  1. Create a site collection with the URL http://srv1 with the title "Start." If you are running SharePoint Foundation, then follow the instructions in Appendix A; if you are running SharePoint Server, then follow the instructions in Appendix C. Installing this Start site will automatically create three SharePoint groups: Start Members, Start Visitors and Start Owners.

  2. Create these domain accounts: Johan, Anna, Beatrice, and Malin. You will grant these ...

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