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MCTS Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-667

ISBN: 978-0-470-62701-3
672 pages
November 2010
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A Sybex study guide for the new SharePoint Server 2010 Configuration exam

SharePoint holds 55 percent of the collaboration and content management market, with many more companies indicating they plan to join the fold. IT professionals interested in enhancing their marketability with the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Configuring exam will find this guide may be their only alternative to costly classroom training.

  • Microsoft SharePoint claims over half the market for collaboration and content management software; IT professionals will boost their marketability with the newest MCTS certification covering Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Configuring
  • This study guide covers 100 percent of the exam objectives with real world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and challenging review questions
  • Covers installing, deploying, configuring, and upgrading SharePoint Server 2010; managing search, business intelligence, and administration; configuring content management and business forms; and more

With plenty of practice questions on the companion CD, this guide to exam 70-667 prepares IT professionals to achieve the MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Configuring certification.

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Introduction xxix

Chapter 1 What’s New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 1

New Requirements Overview 2

The Advantages of 64-Bit Hardware 3

The Advantages of 64-Bit Server and Database Platforms 3

Considerations of 32-Bit and 64-Bit 4

Requirements by Environment 5

Base Hardware Requirements 5

Software Requirements 5

Client Computer Requirements 7

What’s New and Different with SharePoint Server 2010? 10

Summary 16

Exam Essential 16

Review Questions 17

Answers to Review Questions 24

Chapter 2 Planning and Deploying a SharePoint 2010 Installation and Upgrade 27

Planning the SharePoint Server 2010 Environment 28

Architecting SharePoint Components 29

Architecting SharePoint Topologies 34

SharePoint Server 2010: Deploying and Upgrading 42

Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 42

Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010 59

Summary 73

Exam Essentials 73

Review Questions 74

Answers to Review Questions 80

Chapter 3 Configuring SharePoint Farm Environments 83

Server Farm Configuration Overview 84

Usage and Health Data Collection Configuration 84

Diagnostic Logging Configuration 88

Configuring Email Integration 92

Configuring Mobile Accounts for SharePoint 103

Installing and Configuring Remote BLOB Storage 107

Summary 111

Exam Essentials 111

Review Questions 112

Answers to Review Questions 118

Chapter 4 Configuring Service Applications 121

Service Applications Configuration Overview 122

Server Farm Configuration Wizard 122

Service Applications and Services 123

Service Application Management 132

Managing Service Applications 132

Configuring Individual Service Applications 142

Summary 158

Exam Essentials 159

Review Questions 160

Answers to Review Questions 167

Chapter 5 Configuring Indexing and Search 169

Enterprise Search Overview 170

SharePoint Search for Users 170

SharePoint Search for Administrators 172

Managing Enterprise Search from General Application Settings 173

Administering Farm-wide Search 173

Administering Crawling Features 175

Administering Query and Result Features 182

Administering Reporting Features 189

Managing the Enterprise Search Topology 193

Administering an Index Partition and Query Components 193

Administrating Crawl Databases and Components 196

Administering Property Databases and Host Distribution Rules 198

Managing FAST Search for SharePoint 199

Installation and Configuration of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint 199

Adding FAST Search Server 2010 as a Backend for SharePoint 204

Summary 208

Exam Essentials 208

Review Questions 209

Answers to Review Questions 215

Chapter 6 Managing Operational Settings 217

Managing Metadata 218

Administering Managed Metadata Operations 218

Managing Database Operations for SharePoint 228

Administering Database Operations 228

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 234

Managing Business Data Connectivity 238

Performing Administrative Tasks in Business Data Connectivity 238

Summary 249

Exam Essentials 250

Review Questions 251

Answers to Review Questions 257

Chapter 7 Managing User Accounts and Roles 259

Managing the User Profile Service 260

Administering the User Profile Service Application 260

User and Organization Profile Management 270

Summary 289

Exam Essentials 289

Review Questions 290

Answers to Review Questions 296

Chapter 8 Managing Authentication Providers and Permissions 299

Managing Authentication Methods 300

Administering Kerberos 301

Administering Claims-Based Authentication 307

Administering Active Directory Federation Services 317

Managing Custom Permissions 321

Configuring Custom SharePoint Permissions 323

Errors 326

Errors on Multiple Systems 326

Summary 330

Exam Essentials 330

Review Questions 331

Answers to Review Questions 338

Chapter 9 Managing Web Applications and Host Sites 341

Managing Business Intelligence 342

Administering PerformancePoint 343

Configuring PerformancePoint Services 343

Deploying PerformancePoint Objects 354

Administering Excel Services 361

Managing Excel Services Custom Application 361

Managing Excel Services Connections 363

Managing Excel Services Trusted Locations 365

Configuring a Secure Store for Excel Services 367

Summary 368

Exam Essentials 369

Review Questions 370

Answers to Review Questions 375

Chapter 10 Managing Site Collections 377

Site Collections Administration 378

Managing Site Collections 378

Managing Site Collection Quotas and Locks 385

General Site Management 390

My Site Management 392

Multi-tenancy Sites Management 395

Administering the SharePoint Wiki 400

Web Content Management 401

Managing File Types 402

Administering Content Deployment 403

Managing Web Content 413

Summary 416

Exam Essentials 417

Review Questions 418

Answers to Review Questions 425

Chapter 11 Deploying and Managing Applications and Solutions 427

Sandbox Administration 428

Reviewing the Sandbox Solution 428

Planning and Deploying the Sandbox Solution 429

Managing the State Service 434

Configuring the State Service 434

Configuring the State Service Using Windows PowerShell 435

Workflow Administration 435

Managing Workflows 436

Monitoring Workflows 442

Configuring Global Workflow Settings 444

Deploying Workflow Templates 447

Administering InfoPath Forms 449

Configuring InfoPath Form Services and Templates 450

Managing Data Connection Files for InfoPath Forms 456

Managing the Web Service Proxy for InfoPath Forms 457

Summary 459

Exam Essentials 459

Review Questions 460

Answers to Review Questions 467

Chapter 12 Backing Up and Restoring SharePoint 469

Configuring Permissions for Backup and Recovery 470

Required Services and Groups for Backup and Recovery 470

Managing Backup Operations 472

Backing Up SharePoint Components 472

Managing Restore Operations 486

Restoring SharePoint Components 486

Summary 499

Exam Essentials 499

Review Questions 500

Answers to Review Questions 505

Chapter 13 Monitoring the SharePoint Environment 507

Understanding Monitoring Tools 508

Diagnostic Logging 508

Health and Usage Data Collection 508

SharePoint Health Analyzer 509

Configuring Monitoring 509

Configuring Diagnostic Logging 509

Configuring Usage and Health Data Collection 511

Configuring the SharePoint Health Analyzer 513

Reviewing Logs and Reports 516

Reviewing Reports Using Central Administration and Windows PowerShell 516

Summary 519

Exam Essentials 520

Review Questions 521

Answers to Review Questions 526

Chapter 14 Optimizing SharePoint 529

SharePoint Optimization 530

General SharePoint Optimization Principles 530

Managing General Optimization 531

Optimizing Cache Settings 536

Configuring Mobile Administration 542

Importing a Root Certificate 542

Configuring a Mobile Account 543

Configuring Mobile Views 546

Summary 547

Exam Essentials 548

Review Questions 549

Answers to Review Questions 554

Chapter 15 Working with Windows PowerShell 557

Windows PowerShell Essentials 558

Windows PowerShell First Steps 558

PowerShell Cmdlets 561

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 562

Opening the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell 563

Windows PowerShell Cmdlets 564

Summary 567

Exam Essentials 567

Review Questions 568

Answers to Review Questions 573

Appendix About the Companion CD 575

What You’ll Find on the CD 576

Sybex Test Engine 576

Electronic Flashcards 576

PDF of the Book 576

Adobe Reader 576

System Requirements 576

Using the CD 577

Troubleshooting 577

Customer Care 577

Glossary 579

Index 585

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James Pyles is an experienced author, instructor, and consultant, and currently worksas a technical writer for Keynetics, Inc. He has been involved in numerous Ethernet rolloutprojects, software and hardware installations and upgrades, and Windows and UNIXoperating system upgrades. Previously he was a developmental editor for Global Support Content Operations at HP. He has authored or coauthored several books, including MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide and PC Technician Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills, Second Edition.
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1 & 10 12 & 390 Text correction: "multi-tendency"
Due to an editorial error, the term "multi-tenancy" was inadvertantly changed in a few instances to "multi-tendency".

On page 12 at the bottom of the page this error occurs twice.
On page 390, under the heading "General Site Management" the error occurs in the first sentence of the second paragraph.
Substitute "multi-tenancy" for all instances of "multi-tendency".
11/23/10 1st
8 338 Text correction: Incorrect answer given to Chapter 8 Review Question 1
The answers given are B. and C. The correct answers are C. and D. The explanation is correct as written.
1/21/11 1st
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