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