SharePoint AdministrationBest Practices and Tips from the Field
About Wahid• Senior Consultant at Microsoft• Working with SharePoint since 2005 (SPS 2003)• Certifications include MCITP: SharePoint Server 2010, CCNA, Security+• SharePoint Admin for 5 years before consulting.• US Army veteran (6 yrs); worked with DoD, Financial, Media companies as a consultant.• Co-founder San Fernando Valley SPUG• Co-chair SharePoint Saturday Los AngelesBlog: http://www.wahidsaleemi.comTwitter: @wahidsaleemi
About Nedra• Working with SharePoint since 2006, MCTS• Worked with the Department of Defense, the aerospace and biotech industry, entertainment and non-profit organization• User Advocate• Presently is the Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient• Co-Chair of SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles• Co-Founder of the San Fernando Valley SPUG• Western Regional Representative of Women in SharePoint• Twitter @NedraAllmond
AbstractThe job of a SharePoint Administrator is one of the mostdemanding. You need to take care of the infrastructure;you need to make sure the SharePoint Farm is operatingsmoothly; you are expected to make improvements inreliability, features, and create enhancements forbusiness users. All this, while being the helpdesk foranything related to SharePoint. In this session, we’ll talkabout how best to handle all of that. We explore somebest practices around SharePoint infrastructure, sitearchitecture, permissions management as well as on-going maintenance. Whether you have a large budget(anyone?) or no budget, we’ll propose solutions to helpmake you a more efficient administrator.
BackupsDefine your restore Out of the box Backup-SPFarm strategy first! File system backups How much data loss (RPO)? (14 hive, web.config, ULS) How long to restore (RTO)? IIS MetabaseConsider 3rd party Best Free tools first Backup Tool Microsoft DPM SPFarmBackup (CodePlex) Symantec BackupExec Integrated Suites (AvePoint)
Demo: Doc Retention & Backups Best Practices and Tips from the Field
SQL SettingsBest Practices and Tips from the Field
SQL SettingsMaintenance Plans Server ** Run during off- Settings peak times! MAXDOP to 1 MAXMEM to ~ 80% TempDB Recovery: Simple Optimize for PerformanceExternal Maintenance Content DBs DB Fragmentation (3 Health Analyzer Rules) Recovery: Full DBCC SHRINKDATABASE (use rarely) Change Auto-growth
Windows ServicesBest Practices and Tips from the Field
Windows ServicesSQL Server Important SharePoint SQL Server (INSTANCE) W3SVC SQL Server Agent (INSTANCE) C2WTS SPTimerV4Configuration SQL Server Configuration Configuration Manager Manage Services on Server Use service accounts Configure Service AccountsOther SQL Services Don’t Touch! SSAS; SSIS; SSRS FIMService SQL Server Browser FIMSynchronizationService
Demo: SQL Settings & Windows Services Best Practices and Tips from the Field
File System ObjectsBest Practices and Tips from the Field
File System Objects “14 hive” (master pages, features, site definitions, etc.): Is the path: C:Program FilesCommon filesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14 Logs: This directory contains setup and run-time tracing logs.
PermissionsBest Practices and Tips from the Field
Permissions Pick your strategy and stick with it. SharePoint AD Groups Mixed Groups (more administrative (most common (give users more overhead) strategy) control) Tools CodePlex: SP Permissions Manager Axceler: ControlPoint Quest: Site Administrator
MonitoringBest Practices and Tips from the Field
MonitoringBe Proactive “Just Do it.” Monitoring can prevent problems from snowballing.Use Tools Several commercial products available from Microsoft, Quest, BMC and others. If you don’t have the budget, use a mix of tools (low cost or free), such as Idera Performance Monitor and Polymon (see notes section for links)Automate You can configure Windows Services to run a script on failure. Write your own PowerShell script to alert you on failure.
SearchFor when you’re also the SearchAdministratorProblems Solutions Can’t find it Best bets Too many results Metadata (Refiners) Takes too long to check result Preview (Surfray, BA-Insight) No results Check permissions (svc & user) Unexpected results Debug using ULS & raw XMLSearch sucks Enhancements Can’t find some doc types Install iFilters (PDF, AutoCAD) Can’t search specific system Add Custom Scopes (people)
AutomationBest Practices and Tips from the Field
Automation Use it for common tasks. Create reusable scripts Use to record changes like in web.config. Use for bulk operations
Demo: PowerShellBest Practices and Tips from the Field
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