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55095A - SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Auditing and Site Content Administration using PowerShell

Overview

Duration: 1 day

This one day class is designed for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 server administrators and auditors who need to query just about anything in SharePoint. The class handout is effectively a cheat sheet with over 175 PowerShell scripts plus the general patterns to create your own scripts. These scripts cover:

  • Using the SharePoint Management Shell and the ISE
  • General tips for counting, reformatting and exporting results;
  • Understand and drilling up and down the SharePoint object model
  • Getting lists / inventories of servers, services web applications, sites, webs, lists, libraries, items, fields, content types, users and much more
  • Finding lists by template type, content type and types of content
  • Finding files by user, content type, file extension, checked out status, size and age
  • Finding inactive sites
  • Finding and changing SharePoint Designer settings and finding and resetting customized pages
  • Inventorying and managing features
  • Deleting and recycling files and list items
  • Inventorying users and user permissions and finding out “who can access what”
  • Creating sites, lists and libraries
  • Uploading and downloading files

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use PowerShell to query just about anything inside of SharePoint.
  • Understand the core SharePoint object model and object hierarchy as seen from PowerShell.
  • Format PowerShell output into reports.
  • Manage resources to limit the impact on production servers.
  • Create and delete Site Collections, subsites, lists, libraries, and content.

Content

Module 1: SharePoint and PowerShell

This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class, introduces SharePoint PowerShell terminology and provides a review of important PowerShell features.

Lessons

  • History of PowerShell in SharePoint
  • PowerShell vs. Search
  • PowerShell, SharePoint Management Shell and cmdlets
  • Security and Permissions Needed
  • Getting Started with PowerShell: Counting Items, Custom Columns, Reformatting Numbers, Saving Results to a File
  • Changing and Updating Content: Creating SharePoint Objects, Changing Objects

Lab : Using PowerShell with SharePoint

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Get started using PowerShell to inventory and update SharePoint.

Module 2: Working with SharePoint CMDLETs and Objects

This module introduces the SharePoint object model and some important terminology.

Lessons

  • GUIDs
  • Sites vs. Webs
  • The SharePoint Object Hierarchy

Lab : Working with SharePoint CMDLETs and Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explore sites and webs using PowerShell.
  • Retrieve important properties of common SharePoint objects

Module 3: Managing Memory and Limiting Performance Impact

This explores limiting impact on server memory usage and performance.

Lessons

  • Memory Management and Disposing Objects
  • Limiting Impact on Production Servers

Lab : Managing Memory and Limiting Performance Impact

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and manage the impact of PowerShell on a SharePoint server.

Module 4: Working with Content

This module explores SharePoint using PowerShell from the Farm down to individual list items.

Lessons

  • Getting Farm Information: version, services, services, features
  • Getting Web Application information
  • Exploring Site Collections: retrieve Site Collections, Site Collection Administrators, quotas
  • Working with the Recycle Bins: finding items, getting file counts and bytes, deleted sites
  • Exploring Webs: web templates, finding webs, finding webs based on template, Quick Launch and Top Link Bar navigation
  • Exploring Lists and Libraries: finding all lists, lists by type, lists by Content Type, columns/fields, document count by web or library
  • Exploring Content Types
  • Finding documents: by a word in the title, file type, content type, size, date age, checked out status, approval status and many more…
  • Deleting content
  • Downloading and uploading files

Lab : Working with Content

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explorer, inventory and maintain SharePoint content using PowerShell.

Module 5: Users and Security

his module covers the use of PowerShell to explore and document SharePoint permissions.

Lessons

  • Users: find a user, get a list of all users, working with Active Directory groups
  • SharePoint groups: Get lists of groups, get the members of a group, find all groups a user belongs to, find the groups associated with a web
  • Expanding users lists that include Active Directory groups
  • Documenting Broken Inheritance / Unique Permissions: webs, lists, libraries, folders, items
  • Working with Role Assignments

Lab : Users and Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explore and document users and user permissions.
  • Explore and document SharePoint groups.
  • Explore and document broken inheritance.

Module 6: Managing Sites

This module explorers Site Collection and Web management from PowerShell.

Lessons

  • Finding Inactive Webs
  • Creating and Deleting Site Collections
  • Getting Site Collection Data
  • Creating and Deleting Subsites
  • Working With SharePoint Designer Settings

Lab : Managing Sites

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage SharePoint Site Collections and webs from PowerShell.

Audience

  • SharePoint server administrators.
  • SharePoint auditors.
  • Also valuable for SharePoint developers.

Prerequisites

  • Very good knowledge of SharePoint and its features.
  • Good experience using PowerShell 2 or later or recent completion of a PowerShell class such as 10961 or 50414.

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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