Sharepoint responsibilities

Posted on 2011-05-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
My new job requirements are to look after our Sharepoint, but I don't know where to begin.  Is there a "checklist" of things I should be watching for or creating an alert for within Sharepoint.  I'm completely new to this Sharepoint.
Question by:ee4itpro
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    I would get a Sharepoint book and practice the examples.
    I like "Sharepoint 2010 How to" by Ishai Sagi.  I just play with the examples.  It is easier to understand by doing some tests items from the book.

    Good Luck
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    SharePoint log files give a good idea of things that are failing within SharePoint.

    The key things to look out for are

    Health check under central admin

    Database  - check it is being backed up and is not running out of space
    AD Synchronisation under central admin - this can fail
    SharePoint jobs under central admin
    Indexes for searching

    If you have mutliple front end servers - check all of them are working.
    (Tip add an image called server.jpg to each front end server  in the images directorty and display it on a page - server.jpg contains the name of your server)

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