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The New World of SharePoint 2010 Administration. Mike Watson Sr. Product Mgr Quest Software. Joel Oleson Sr. Architect Quest Software. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web. Sites. Connect and Empower People. Composites.

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The New World of SharePoint 2010 Administration

Mike Watson

Sr. Product Mgr

Quest Software

Joel Oleson

Sr. Architect

Quest Software

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web


Connect and Empower People



Cut Costs with a Unified Infrastructure



Rapidly Respond to Business Needs


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You asked for…

  • Ability to Recover a file from the database…

  • Control over list sizes…

  • Better Disaster Recovery…

  • Easier to Manage…

  • Easier to Host…

  • More Insight and Extensible Reporting…

  • Health Management…

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  • A Day in the Life of A SharePoint Admin

    • Planning – Services, Hosting, Authentication

    • Operating – Throttling, Reporting, Improved Central Admin UI

    • Maintenance – Powershell, Import, Export, Granular Recovery, DR

    • Optimization – Performance, Health Rules, Dev Dashboard!

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Planning Architecture Changes

  • SSP -> Service Apps

  • Search architecture changes – FAST!

    • Better Search Scalability

    • Redundant for Indexing – Integrated no longer single point of failure

    • DB changes

  • Office Web Apps

  • Tennant Admin

  • Claims based authentication

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  • Contextual

  • Ribbon

Improved Central Admin UI

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SharePoint Best Practices Analyzer

  • Overview

    • Timer Based Scheduled Rules Check

    • Category based

    • Ability to self heal and take action automatically!

      • Example: Daily fix fragmented databases

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Best Practices Analyzer

Repair Auto-magically!

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  • Import/Export Lists

  • Backup a site collection with Central Admin

  • Recover from an unattached content database

  • Config backup

  • 400+ PowershellCommandlets to do essentially anything, and extensible for those they didn’t think of…

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Powershell Your New Best Friend

  • Best way to learn powershell & SharePoint… get-help cmdlet-full

  • run Import-SPWeb-?.

  • $webapp = Get-SPWebApplication <web app url>

  • get-help get-SP* / get-help *Add* / get-help *Remove* - the * is wildcard.

  • get-help new-SPSite-examples

  • Things to know get-help, –examples, -full

  • 500+ Commands

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Disaster Recovery Enhancements

  • Mirroring Aware!

    • No more SQL Aliases (unless u want them)

    • Failover connection string property fully supported -

  • Configuration based backup

  • Indexing - No Single Point of Failure!!

    • Mirroring support for DB’s

    • Redundant and assignable crawl components

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Insight on Upgrade

  • Binary Upgrade

    • In Place (New Continue on failures)

    • Database Attach (new! parallel)

  • No Gradual Upgrade (Side by Side Installation)

  • Visual Upgrade

    • Delegation

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Less Abrasive Upgrade Process

Enables compatibility check before committing.

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  • Large List throttling - web app level control how users query and view data, set throttle controls on number of items returned

  • Developer Dashboard – Identify slow and resource intensive components on any page where they are rendered DB queries

  • SharePoint Workspace – Differencing Algorithm

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Large List Throttling

Configurable List Throttling

And Thresholds

You control when and how much!

List throttling controls forces end users to create more efficient views with < x number of items.

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Better Management of Dev Resources…

  • Sandboxing

  • Dev Dashboard (Really not just for devs)

  • Consistent 64 bit Dev and Prod

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Turn on the Developer Dashboard


  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN>stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pvondemand

  • Powershell

  • Run Powershell from the start menu as administrator by right clicking.

  • Execute a Dashboard.ps1 script file containing this:

  • $ddSettings = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService.DeveloperDashboardSettings;

  • $ddSettings.DisplayLevel = ‘OnDemand’;

  • $ddSettings.RequiredPermissions =’EmptyMask’;

  • $ddSettings.TraceEnabled = $true;

  • $ddSettings.Update()

  • Display Options = “On”, "Off" or "OnDemand"

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Reporting & Troubleshooting

  • Usage Reporting & Logging - enhancements and extensibility

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Logging Database

  • CA > Monitoring > Configure Diag Logging

  • Powershell turn on Logging levels:

  • In PowerShell/OM you can configure the level of logging as well as specific events:

  • $prov=Get-SPDiagnosticsProvider job-diagnostics-uls-provider

  • $prov.ExcludedEventIDs=…

  • $prov.IncludedEventIDs=…

  • $prov.Level=…

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Logs & Reporting to the DB

Extensibility for reporting and possibilities are limitless

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Quest Solutions for SharePoint

Site Administrator for SharePoint

Understand, manage and secure your SharePoint environment

Quest SQL Server Solutions

Maximize SQL Server performance while simplifying tasks and providing visibility and control

  • Quest Web Parts

  • Enable rapid development of SharePoint applications

Recovery Manager for SharePoint

Granular SharePoint recovery for enterprise-level needs

Migration Manager for SharePoint

SharePoint to SharePoint migration

File Migrator for SharePoint

File shares to SharePoint migration

Public Folder Migrator for SharePoint

Exchange Public Folders to SharePoint migration

Notes Migrator for SharePoint

Notes application content to SharePoint migration

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  • Screenshot Contributions: Henry Ong

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