Part 1 of 4 in the SharePoint Server 2010 Administration (70-667) series. This course will teach you the essential features of SharePoint Server 2010, and you'll walk away able to install and configure a SharePoint environment, manage authentication, accounts and user roles and operational settings, deploy web applications, site collections and SharePoint solutions, and maintain SharePoint, from backup and restore to performance monitoring and optimization. This course is intended for IT administrators who currently or would like to deploy, configure and manage a SharePoint environment. In order to get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of Active Directory, DNS and other networking concepts. Additional knowledge of IIS, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2008 security and PowerShell 2.0 will also be helpful for this course.
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SharePoint 2010 Feature Review Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching SharePoint 2010 Feature Review. In this lesson, we're going to get grounded in the technology and concepts that come together to make SharePoint 2010 what it is. In the process, we'll answer the question what is SharePoint. Every administrator for every company that uses SharePoint whether it's Carved Rock Fitness or any other should know what they're installing. To effectively know what SharePoint is, you need to know what it is built on, what components come together to make it work, what value it brings to your organization, and even some of the high-end terminology that may be used to describe its capabilities. This is essential before we can even make the first move of installing it into our environment. So we'll talk about what SharePoint is and then we're going to review the six main components or capabilities of SharePoint which include sites, communities, content, search, insights, and composites. Okay, so let's get started.
Prerequisites for SharePoint 2010 Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Prerequisites for SharePoint 2010. In this lesson, we're going to review the basic installation requirements, so we'll talk about both hardware and software requirements, and then we'll discuss client requirements. Then we'll perform the prerequisite installation, and we'll finish up with a review of the concepts of least privileged administration and the configuration of service accounts prior to performing the installation itself. Okay, so let's get started.
Installing SharePoint 2010 Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Installing SharePoint 2010. In this lesson, we will review the difference between a standalone installation and a server farm installation, and then we're going to install SharePoint 2010 into our production environment. First, we'll install SQL 2008 R2, then we'll install the binaries for SharePoint, and last, we will use the farm configuration wizard to finish the installation and get our first site collection up and running. Okay, so let's get started. Alright, so let's talk about the
SharePoint Farms and Advanced Deployment Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching SharePoint Farms and Advanced Deployment. In this lesson, we're going to discuss the different server roles and how these break down into different tier deployments for your server farm. Then we will review high availability planning options. And finally, we'll discuss advanced installation options including installation confirmation, scripting the install, and language packs. Okay, so let's get started.
Performing a Database Attach Upgrade Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Performing a Database Attach Upgrade. In this lesson, we'll step through the process of a database attach upgrade. The process will involve backing up the database on the SQL side and moving it over to the SharePoint 2010 Server to reconnect it to a new site collection. So let's get started. As we mentioned in a previous lesson, Carved Rock Fitness has acquired Bow90Flex. Now in the previous lesson, we showed you how to upgrade the Bow90Flex 2007 SharePoint Server to 2010 and we did this with an in-place upgrade. In this case, however, we're going to take another approach and we're going to show you how to do the same thing by doing a database attach upgrade. So in this case, we're going to clone both of the systems that we have from our base systems and use those in order to perform the upgrade.
Farm Configuration and Service Application Concepts Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Farm Configuration and Service Application Concepts. In this lesson, we will revisit the Farm Configuration Wizard and discuss the work it does behind the scenes. We'll also examine some of the architecture involved within SharePoint and some of the configuration aspects including web applications, service applications, and how they differ from 2007's shared service providers, application connection, or proxy, and managed accounts. Okay, so let's get started. Now you might be wondering why revisit the farm configuration. Didn't we do the farm configuration already in an earlier lesson where we did the installation and we walked through the final farm configuration wizard setup. Why do we have to re-discuss it? Well, during the install, we moved through the process pretty quickly. So that's fine if you're only going to do default installs of SharePoint, but that would typically be for a lab environment, not necessarily a production environment. Production environments typically require manual configuration of the SharePoint farm. So as we go through the lessons ahead, you'll learn quite a bit more about the manual configuration of SharePoint and a lot of it will have to do with the various service applications and how you would set those up within your environment. But before we can even go forward into those types of discussions, we need to get our footing when it comes to the terminology and the architecture involved. So we need to take a step back, look at the farm configuration again, and talk about what's actually happening when the wizard goes forward so that we have a better understanding on what we would do if we were going to do this manually.