Configuring SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell

In this course we wil go over configuring a SharePoint 2013 farm using PowerShell.
Course info
Rating
(41)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 21, 2014
Duration
4h 36m
Table of contents
Introduction
Configuring the SharePoint 2013 Farm
Configuring SharePoint 2013 Productivity Applications
Configuring SharePoint 2013 Service Applications
Secure Store and BCS
Publishing Services
Backup and Restore
Automation
Description
Course info
Rating
(41)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 21, 2014
Duration
4h 36m
Description

In this course we will go over configuring a SharePoint 2013 farm using only PowerShell. From Farm administration, Service Applications and Backup and Restores, we will cover all of this with a focus on ending the course with Automation.

About the author
About the author

Jeff previously worked at Microsoft for over 8 years in MSIT going through multiple release cycles of SharePoint, Exchange, Groove, Office and Lync.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Hi, and thank you for joining me for Configuring SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell. My name is Jeff Adkin, and feel free to check out my website at JAdkin. com, or follow me on Twitter @JAdkin. Now, what we're going to do here is we're going to go over a quick, easy introduction, so let's go hop into that right now.

Configuring SharePoint 2013 Productivity Applications
Hi and welcome back for another module. In this module what we're gonna do is we're gonna head after Configuring SharePoint 2013 Productivity Applications. Let's go look at exactly what we're gonna be doing inside this module, shall we? In this module we're going to go over the following pieces. The first thing that we're gonna go after is Configuring Excel Services. Now this is the big guy out of all of them and that's just because of how many different areas that it has. Even how many different settings it's got just inside of is global and we're gonna go over the global settings. We're gonna go over some of the trusted location sets and make sure that all those are set up. But the one big thing we're gonna do right off the bat is we're gonna start learning how to work these service applications. How do we hook them, how do we make changes to them? Because how we normally do it may not work in the situations where we're gonna need to make the changes and I'll get more to that when we get to the Excel Services when we start playing with it, okay? The next one we're gonna go after is our Visio Services. Now this is the lightest one and it's probably the lightest one just because it has the least amount of settings. It doesn't mean that its settings are not important. They're extremely important, they're just streamlined down to about five easy sets that we've got to take care of. The last one we're gonna go after is we're gonna configure Access Services. Now Access Services is a really fun one to do in some ways. What I mean by that is Access Services, if we go and we take a look, we're gonna notice that we have two of them sitting there. We have two service applications for access. We're gonna talk about what the difference is between the two of them and how we configure both of them. All right, with that being said, that's the quickest intro I could probably give you. Let's go jump in and we'll go straight after our Excel Services. See you there in just a second.

Configuring SharePoint 2013 Service Applications
And we're back for another module. In this module, we're gonna do, is we're gonna go over configuring Sharepoint 2013 Service Applications. And for Service Applications, we're gonna focus specifically on about three or four of them. Let me talk about which ones we're gonna do right now. So in this module, we're gonna go over the following pieces just like you've heard a hundred times, but the pieces we're gonna do this time are: Configure PerformancePoint. Now, in Performance Point we're not gonna be creating the application, you can do that by clicking a couple buttons. We're gonna be configuring it based on specific requirements. We're gonna follow through with those specific requirements and go after Machine Translation. Now Machine Translation still has its own types of settings that we're gonna have to go in and configure based on needs. And the last one we're gonna be going after is Configure Conversion Services. Now really, this means we're gonna focus on two of them. We're gonna focus on Word and PowerPoint conversion services and those two, we're gonna make sure that we set them up. And when I say according to requirements what I mean by that is we're gonna go a little old school. We're gonna get rid of some requirements from a customer, and what we're gonna do is we're gonna go in and we're gonna configure them out based on more of a real-world type of experience. All right, all that being said, let's go over and we're gonna start with PerformancePoint.

Backup and Restore
Hi, and thank you for joining me for another module. In this module what we're gonna do is we're gonna go over backup and restores. So let's go see what the pieces actually are, shall we? So in this module the following pieces are what we're gonna be doing. We're going to go over the backup and restore of the farm itself. What can we back up inside of it? Do we have to back up everything, including all of the files, all the way down? Or can we do solely configuration? What can we actually grab specifically from inside there if we want to back it up and restore it? And these are the things we're gonna talk about as we get into backup and restore. Then we're gonna go a little bit more granular, and we're gonna start talking about the site collections themselves, being able to grab an entire site collection with its settings, and being able to pull that over and restore it. Now can we restore it to the same location, or do we restore it to an alternate location? And we're gonna talk about how that works. Then we're gonna go over, and we're gonna leave backup and restores because that's as granular as the backup and restore portion gets. We're then gonna go into export and import. Now we're gonna export a web object, and there's just one of the sites, so you can see we've even gotten a little smaller. And you know what? We're even gonna go a little farther down and grab specifically a library, and we're gonna talk about how to even grab a document. So this way you can see we can back up from everything down to the smallest little thing. Now that we get all that into our heads, we're gonna turn around and automate it. We're gonna create a task schedule for it, and what that task schedule is gonna do is it's gonna go out, and it's going to run a backup of whatever we tell it to do at a specific given time. So we're gonna tell it a trigger, we're gonna tell it what the action is, and make sure that we get all of that automated so we never have to touch it again. Alright, let's go jump over and talk about these backup and restores portions, shall we?