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The Voluntold Admin

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Clint Richardson

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Clint Richardson
Infrastructure Consultant with AIS since 2012
Working with SharePoint for 11 Years
Specializing in Administration
MCSE: Productivity
coauthor of:
Blog: blog.appliedis.com
Twitter: @ClinteRich
The Voluntold Admin
SharePoint Admin 101
The Idea
INTRO
Best Practice
Operations
The Real World
AND
GOTCHAS
BOSS
YOU
We need SharePoint!
OK!
SHARE
BOSS
YOU
Crap.
YOU
INTRO
Best Practice
In Closing
Basic Services
Windows Server
-

Some exp with server OS

IIS
- Understand how to access and how it relates to SharePoint

SQL
-

Don't have to be a hardcore DBA but understand the basics
What does it serve?
FARM
Web Applications
Site Collections
Sites
Architecture
Single Server
Two Tier
Small Farm
Medium Farm
SP
+
SQL
SQL
WFE
WFE
WFE
SP
WFE
WFE
APP
APP
APP
SQL
SQL
SQL
Massive ability to Scale!
So what is a web app?
- A site in IIS
- Has an unique app pool
- Answers on port/name
- Think Entry point
A word about versions
Foundation
-

Workflow, Lists and libraries

Standard
- Social, Enterprise Search

Enterprise
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BI, Excel, InfoPath, and Content Search Webpart
Hardware
SharePoint
Proc
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64bit 4 Core
Memory
-

Min. 16GB rec 24GB
HDD
- 80GB System, 100GB Data

SQL
Proc
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64bit 4 Core, 8 rec
Memory
-

Min. 16GB rec 24GB
HDD
- 80GB System, ??GB Data
Software
SharePoint
OS
-

Min.

64bit Server 2012 R2/2016
SharePoint Prerequisites (installs IIS)

SQL
Version
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64bit SQL 2014/16
Server 2012 R2 or Server 2016
Reliant Services
For Sure
- SQL
- Active Directory
- Exchange
- OOS

Maybe (Should!)
- Network load balancer (Windows or F5)
- Firewall
- Antivirus
DO
Dont
- PLAN PLAN and PLAN some more
- Use PowerShell to create your farm
- Alias to your SQL server
- Use fastest disk possible for SQL
- Create Maint plans in SQL
- Have a DEV or ALT environment
- Patch your farm regularly*
- Test restore your backups
- Create "Rounds" for your farm
- Create quotas for your site collec.
- DOCUMENT!
- Use default database names (GUIDS**)
- Leave your logs on the system drive
- Allow your content DB's to run wild
- Use one service account for everything*
- Install as a standalone server*
- Wait until a disaster to test restore
- Turn on EVERYTHING
- Put everything in one Site Col, Content DB
Get the basics down! - Form a foundation
Dive in and PLAY (just not in PROD ;-)
Spec your hardware correctly
Follow best practices
Remember the Gotchas
The Real World
Gotchas
Installing SharePoint w/PowerShell (i.e. the right way)
Create a SQL alias
Steps to building a farm (the right way)
- Create SQL Alias
- Create farm with PowerShell
- Create a web application
- Create Site Collections
- Happy SharePointing!
New-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseName SharePoint_Config -DatabaseServer PRIN -AdministrationContentDatabaseName SharePoint_Admin_Content
Install-SPHelpCollection -All
Initialize-SPResourceSecurity
Install-SPService
Install-SPFeature -AllExistingFeatures
New-SPCentralAdministration -Port 8080 -WindowsAuthProvider "NTLM"
Install-SPApplicationContent
Service Applications
-
A set of services that can be shared across farms

- Provides - Search, MMS, User Profiles

- Highly flexible and scalable in SharePoint 2010/13
Create Web app and site collection
401 errors for a host header site
- Disable loopbackcheck if DEV
- Use back connection host names for PROD
Your best friend EVER!
Program asking if they want to open
- Set browser file handling to permissive
- If that doesnt work add a mime type
Operations
The Real World
AND
GOTCHAS
Questions?
Follow the daily ops - do your housekeeping
Requirements
The Basics
Lists
ULS Viewer!
Farms isolated from the Internet
- Disable signature verification in .net framework 2.0
- Also disable at the ASP.net level
Standalone Installs
- Doesn't allow you to add servers later
- Uses built in SQL express with its limitations
- Jacked up, one off ID provider
Daily
- Check Event Viewer
- Check for failed timer jobs
- Monitor performance
- Check disk usage
- Check crawl logs for errors
- Monitor your backup jobs
Weekly
- SharePoint Health Monitor
- Use fiddler timeline for page loads
- Network performance via netmon
- Check for security updates
- Archive Logs
Monthly
- Compare performance data
- Project resource requirements
- Security audit your farm
- Test your DR plan
Patching
- Must be applied to every server
- Config wizard must be ran
- Some downtime required
- May not be an SP or CU Patch
- Check if other patches require config wizard to commit
- Non-SP Servers/Services to Patch?
Feel free to ask questions!
Annoying Auth Prompts
- Add site to local intranet in IE
- Or add to trusted sites
- Ensure zone you add them to has logon auto enabled (last option)
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