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SharePoint Server 2010 Administration 24 Hour Trainer by Clint Richardson, Martin Reid, Bill Crider

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Chapter 37

Using the Records Center Site Template

In this lesson you look at the uses of the records center site template. In Lessons 14, 16, and 17 you looked at several record management features. The records center is a preconfigured site created using the records center site template that uses many of these features and packages them together into a specialized site for the long term storage of digital records. The records center is useful for many tasks, including the following:

  • Moving older records from an everyday portal site to a permanent storage location to reduce the amount of data that resides on the day-to-day portal.
  • Saving records for the long term for legal or regulatory reasons in a location subject to more strenuous security requirements.
  • Holding documents in a way that makes them difficult to modify and easy to audit.

In this lesson, we are going to examine using the records center site to perform a variety of record management functions. The specifics of many of these functions have been discussed in previous lessons, so the focus of this lesson will be to demonstrate how the records center site enables this functionality in a more centralized manner than using the record-management features individually in other sites.

Features of the Records Center Site

The records center is configured with the following features, most of which are available on any given site, but are active by default on a records center site:

  • The hold and e-discovery site-level feature ...

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