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SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Auditing and Site Content Administration using PowerShell

Course Details
Code: 55095
Tuition (USD): $390.00 $351.00 • Classroom (1 day)

This one day class is designed for SharePoint 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.

Skills Gained

  • 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 in to reports.
  • Manage resources to limit the impact on production servers.
  • Create and delete Site Collections, subsites, lists, libraries and content.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for:
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.

Course Details

Outline


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 1: SharePoint and PowerShell
  • 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 1: Working with SharePoint CMDLETs and Objects
  • Get a list of all Site Collections and their GUIDs
  • Get a list of all Webs in all Site Collections
  • Given a webs URL get its parent web and web application
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 module explores limiting impact on server memory usage and performance.
Lessons
  • Memory Management and Disposing Objects
  • Limiting Impact on Production Servers

Lab 1: Managing Memory and Limiting Performance Impact
  • Exploring PowerShells use of system memory.
  • Testing the impact of scripts on server performance
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 1: Working with Content
  • Explore the farm.
  • Inventory site collections.
  • Create a recycle bin report.
  • Finding all blog sites.
  • Find all picture libraries.
  • Find all PDF files over 5 MB.
  • Delete all videos in a site collection.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explorer, inventory and maintain SharePoint content using PowerShell.

Module 5: Users and Security
This 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 1: Users and Security
  • Get a list of all users who have access to a Site Collection.
  • Get a list of all groups in a Site Collection.
  • Get a list of all groups a user belongs to.
  • List all users who may have access to a SharePoint securable.
  • Get a list of all securables with broken inheritance.
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 1: Managing Sites
  • Create a report for inactive sites.
  • Create a site collection and subsites.
  • Delete a site.
  • Delete a site collection.
  • Disable SharePoint Designer in all site collections.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage SharePoint Site Collections and webs from PowerShell.