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Windows PowerShell® 2.0 Bible by Tome Tanasovski, Mark E. Schill, Karl Mitschke, Thomas Lee

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CHAPTER 14

Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server

IN THIS CHAPTER

Using the SharePoint object model

Accessing data in SharePoint

Deploying SharePoint solutions

Managing workflows

Backing up and restoring data

Managing the configuration of SharePoint

The SharePoint product team at Microsoft made a huge investment in Windows PowerShell. The SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and snap-in that are installed with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 contain 531 cmdlets. That is more than double what the core Windows PowerShell language has. This is yet another statement from Microsoft that Windows PowerShell is the future — and that future is now.

SharePoint has provided some level of command-line administration with tools like stsadm.exe since Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. However, with Windows PowerShell, the product team in Microsoft was able to leverage the existing SharePoint .NET library to provide access to components of SharePoint that have traditionally been available only to developers. Requirements such as automating tasks against document libraries and lists are now in the scope of a SharePoint administrator's work, along with the more traditional tasks like backing up and restoring configurations and sites.

Installing and Using the Cmdlets

The cmdlets for SharePoint are included with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. During an installation of SharePoint Server, the required snap-in is automatically installed. In addition to the snap-in, there is also a shortcut that is ...

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