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Share Point Admin 101

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Share Point Admin 101

  1. 1. SharePoint Admin 101<br />Greg Kamer – The Mirazon Group<br />MCSE:2003, MCTS: MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0<br />
  2. 2. Windows Server Administration <br />IIS Experience<br />SQL Experience<br />You DON’T have to be a DBA!<br /> You need to get comfortable with it! <br />99% of all content in SharePoint is stored in SQL<br />Fundamentals<br />
  3. 3. SharePoint Structure <br />
  4. 4. Web Front End (WFE) – All versions of SharePoint<br />Query – Search Server & MOSS<br />Index – Search Server & MOSS<br />Excel Calculation Services – MOSS only<br />Every role has a design consideration!<br />Server Roles<br />
  5. 5. Proper planning is the basis of a healthy, well structured farm.<br />Planning can save you from lengthy and costly re-architecting of your farm<br /> Don’t skimp, take the time!<br />Free e-book http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262757.aspx<br />Planning<br />
  6. 6. Proper planning is essential - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263445.aspx<br />Consideration <br />Passwords are cached in a “black hole” <br />Service accounts passwords cannot just be changed in the services console.<br />App Pool accounts cannot be changed in just IIS manager<br />STSADM is your friend<br />http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934838<br />Service Accounts<br />
  7. 7. …is your friend!!!<br />Backups<br />Import/export<br />Add/Deploy solutions<br />Merge/split databases<br />STSADM<br />
  8. 8. NTLM<br />Works OOB<br />Kerberos<br />Requires extra steps to configure<br />SetSPN or ADSIEdit<br />FBA<br />Anonymous<br />Other<br />Live Federation<br />ASP.NET<br />Authentication<br />
  9. 9. Often misunderstood<br />Sole job is to keep links consistent in a web app/site collection<br />5 Zones for AAMs<br />Zone names are more for the admin than actual use*<br />*Outlook is an exception<br />Alternate Access Mappings<br />
  10. 10. Most admin work done in Central Admin<br />No SSP to administer<br />Search Server Express does have an SSP, but not as robust as MOSS<br />Same code base as MOSS, most web parts, templates, etc can be moved between in most cases<br />WSS 3.0<br />
  11. 11. Central Admin Click Through<br />Demo<br />
  12. 12. More features to administer<br />More features = more to learn and administer<br />Features depend on version<br />Standard – Enterprise Search, Profile Import, Audiences Reports, Records Management<br />Enterprise – Same as above, but also has BDC, Excel Services, and Forms Server<br />MOSS 2007<br />
  13. 13. SSP Click Through<br />Demo<br />
  14. 14. Are available via the GUI (Operations -&gt; Backup)<br />Are really just database dumps<br />Important for Enterprise search-gets index file and DB at the same time<br />Not able to be scheduled!<br />STSADM –o backup<br />Able to be made a scheduled task<br />Can cause table locking issues on DB<br />Not good for large site collections<br />Third party (AvePoint, Idera, DPM, etc)<br />Backups<br />
  15. 15. SharePoint native backups not able to restore individual sites, lists, or items (without a lot of hassle!)<br />Third party tools must be used for that<br />SPD can backup sites…but not the cleanest way to do it.<br />Recycle Bin – Can save your bacon!<br />Backups Cont’d <br />
  16. 16. Q&A<br />Please fill out your eval and leave them on the blue table.<br />Don’t be afraid to play, it’s a resilient platform.<br />Thank you!<br />

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