Monday, December 11, 2017

20339-1A: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

Course Details

Course 20339-1: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

About this course

This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Audience profile

The course is targeted at experienced IT professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically have more than one year of hands-on experience* with planning and maintaining SharePoint and two years’ experience with other core technologies on which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016.

  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.

  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.

  • Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

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Module 1 “Introducing SharePoint 2016"

Explore SharePoint Server 2016 (New,Deprecated,Removed)

SharePoint 2016 - New Features

SharePoint 2016 – Deprecated or Removed

Office Online Server

Browser Support List

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Module 2, “Designing an Information Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2016

Technical Diagrams – Posters

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Web Application vs Site Collection vs Site
Compare Versions
Special Characters

Module 3 “Designing a Logical Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2016

Plan sites and site collections in SharePoint Server 2016

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Module 4 “Designing a Physical Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2016

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016

Hardware (MSDN)

Virtualization (2013)

Best Practice Hyper-V (2013)

Technical Diagrams – Posters

Office 365 Roadmap

Module 5 “Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2016"

Offical - Install and configure SharePoint Server 2016 Guide

Slipstream SharePoint 2016
“Slipstream or not to slipstream that is the question”

Why Use OOS
OOS – OWA Replacement
OOS Installation
OOS  Office Online Server version compatibility list
Office Online Server and SharePoint Server 2016 (https)

Reset Farm PassPhrase

SQL Client Alias - cliconfg

Automated SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 PowerShell-based Installation Scripts

Sorry – No Server Core for You

PSConfig Steps at each task

Step by Step Guide to SharePoint Server 2016 Installation Example

Central Administration Provisioning or Unprovisioning (2016)

MinRole Services

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SharePoint Install Guides

SharePoint PowerShell 

Module 6 “Creating Web Applications and Site Collections"

Create Web Application (2013)

Comparison of host-named site collections and path-based site collections (2016)

Document farm configuration settings in SharePoint Server 2016

Unhide Blank Site Template

Guide to Host Named Site Collection (2013)

Renaming Web Application (2010)

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Web app vs site collection vs site
Site Collection Owner vs Site Collection Administrator
Web Template List

Module 7 “Planning and Configuring Service Applications"

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SharePoint Versions

Manage service applications in SharePoint 2016
Manage service applications in SharePoint 2013 (legacy service apps)
Start and Stop a Service in SharePoint 2016
State Service Application 2016

Module 8 “Managing users and permissions, and securing content"

Understanding Permission Levels in SharePoint

Update – Refresh AD User Group Membership

Nested AD Groups

TDE on Content Databases

Set Permissions on Content Editor Web Part (2010 – 2016)

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Module 9 “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2016"

SAML 1.1 Support

Server to Server (Oauth)

ADFS – Upgrade 2.1 or 3.0 (Note 2.1 use proxy 3.0 uses webapplication proxy)

SharePoint Authentication and Session Management (2013)

Oath - TechNet
Plan Server to Server (Oauth)
Exchange trust certificates between farms in SharePoint Server 2016
Share service applications across farms in SharePoint Server 2016
Server-to-server authentication and user profiles in SharePoint Server 2016
Configure an on-premises partner application for Skype for Business Server 2015

Old Reference
Server-to-server (2013)
Establish OAuth Trust and Service Permissions on SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint 2013 Site Mailboxes (Multi-part article)
Claims Encoding (2013)

Re-provision the Security Token Service Application (2010 – 2016 ok)

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Module 10 “Securing a SharePoint 2016 Deployment"


Plan security hardening for SharePoint Server 2016

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SQL Port Redirection

Module 11 “Managing Taxonomy"

Column – How to Add

Column Types

Content Types

Custom File Retention Schedule

Site Collection Features

Site Features

Using XML

Add Languages
Working with Languages

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Module 12 “Configuring User Profiles"

LDAP Search Filters
LDAP Search Filter Examples
LDAP Query Basics

AD Import Setup (2016)
AD Mappings
Monitor AD Import Using ULS
Monitor AD Import Using PowerShell – Dev Only

Audience (2010 Latest Found)
Audience (2016)
Audience via PowerShell

USPA My Site SharePoint Personal Site instantiation queues (2013)

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Module 13 “Configuring Enterprise Search"


SharePoint Search Query Tool (2016 OK)


Search Planning

Scale search for Internet Sites in SharePoint Server 2016

Reasons for a Full Crawl (2013 Latest)

Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint Server 2016

Promoted Search Results (2013 Latest)

New Visual Best Bets (2013 Latest)

Full Crawl (2013)

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SharePoint Search Query Tool

SharePoint Search

Module 14 “Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2016 Environment"

Configure diagnostic logging in SharePoint (2016)

View data in the logging database in SharePoint (2016)

Health Monitoring (2016)

Manage the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2016

Social computing terminology and concepts in SharePoint Server (2013)

Overview Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server (2013)
(Microblog features, feeds, following, likes, and activity)

SharePoint 2016 Logging Area and Category in ULS

Timer Job Reference 2016
Create Custom Timer Jobs
Missing Custom Timer Jobs

Monitor SharePoint Timer Jobs via PowerShell

Best practices for SQL Server in a SharePoint Server 2016 farm

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TroubleShooting Tools – Fiddler WireShark ULSViewer

Developer Dashboard


PowerShell for SharePoint

Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2016

Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013

Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013

Command Builder SharePoint 2013

More Info


Office Visio Stencil

SQL Server 2016 Dev Edition

Comment on SharePoint Uservoice

SharePoint Books - Free

Dev Install – Sngle Server Installation & Configuration of SharePoint Server 2016

gMSA and MSA (2013)

Do NOT use Managed Service Accounts or Group Managed Service Accounts in SharePoint 2013


Monday, November 20, 2017

20697-1 - Implementing and Managing Windows 10

Course Details

Implementing and Managing Windows 10

Prerequisites and Overview

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and DNS.

  • Knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles, and fundamentals of AD DS management.

  • Understanding of certificate-based security.

  • Understanding of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals.

  • Understanding of Windows client operating system essentials, such as a working knowledge of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

About this course
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops and devices in a Windows Server domain corporate environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, and configure local and remote network connectivity and storage. Students will also learn how to configure data security, device security, and network security, and maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. Students who seek certification in the 70-697 Windows 10 Configuring exam will also benefit from this course. This course is also intended to provide skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Windows 10

Windows 10 Versions
Windows 10 Versions for Business

Windows 10 TechCenter
Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 10 Icons

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NOTE: Click Notifications Icon to bring up Action Center

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NOTE: All Apps Icon located above Start


NOTE: Task View located to the right of search or Cortana in tablet view

Remove Cortana from Taskbar


PC Reset Issues (Win10)

Windows 10 release information

Module 2: Installing Windows 10

Windows 10 Enterprise system requirements

Windows Upgrade Analytics Service

Deploy and update Windows 10

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit

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Module 3: Configuring Your Device

Manage your Microsoft devices in one place

PowerShell Video

GPO – Group Policy Objects

Group Policy Download – Windows 10

Group Policy Search

Command-Line Reference

Module 4: Configuring Network Connectivity

Get-NetIPAddress - TechNet

Windows PowerShell equivalents for common networking commands

Network Shell (Netsh)

The Network Connection Status Icon (Applies to Windows 10) (Dell good explaination)

Module 5: Managing Storage


Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces via PowerShell


Windows Confidential: Just What Is ‘Size on Disk’?

Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces FAQ
Mirrored Storage Spaces via PowerShell

Storage Spaces, Microsoft Adds Rebalancing Command!
Great Screen Shots And Response From Microsoft Team

Great In-Depth Article
More on ISO/VHD Mounting and Storage Spaces

How to Manage Hard Disk with PowerShell

Module 5 PowerShell and Commands Summary

Fsutil - Technet

Module 6: Managing Files and Printers

What's changed in File Explorer
Change folder views and behavior
Classic View


Updating Claims Info

Good 5 part article on DAC from

Work Folders Overview

Work Folders and OneDrive for Business Compare


Module 7: Managing Apps in Windows 10

Apps and Games

Application Remoting and the Cloud – Future of UE-V and RemoteApp

Edge Developer F12

Module 8: Managing Data Security

EFS – Sorry Go Home

Bitlocker FAQ

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.5

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Module 9: Managing Device Security

Security Compliance Manager (SCM)


Sysinternals Process Utilities

Module 10: Managing Network Security

Windows Firewall

Isolating Windows Store Apps on Your Network

Module 11: Troubleshooting and Recovery

Troubleshooting in Windows

Advanced Boot Options

So you want F8 back ... bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
back to default … bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10

Windows 10 Updates

Quick guide to Windows as a service

Windows 10 Roadmap - Business Updates

Window Upgrade- Free Special Needs – Assistive Technologies

How To Enable Hidden Administrator Account In Windows 10


Offline install of .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10 using DISM

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

Bonus Material


Networking Terms

Windows 10 Library

Tips and Tricks

How To Save All Windows Spotlight Lockscreen Images

Make Your Windows do awesome stuff

Update Cache Cleaner

ReFS without Storage Spaces

So you need to create an ReFS volume?  Using the following registry location you can add an ReFS volume to Windows 10, but note data only booting from ReFS is not yet supported. Make sure to backup registry first!

Computer \ HKLM \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ MiniNT


NOTE you need to create volume first but do not format. Format RAW Partition.


Build-in Administrator account can’t run Metro app - fix


Initial Logon Slow in Windows 10

Windows 10 Boot Process

Other Good Articles on Windows 10 Boot Process

Windows Hacks For The Power User (and the lazy)

Privacy Concerns

Microsoft Offical Statement
Telemetry Tool - Spybot Anti-Beacon

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

[WIN] + A = Action Center

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Monday, November 13, 2017

55122: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Search Administration

About This Course


This three-day instructor-led is intended for Search Administrators, Site Collection Administrators and Site Owners who want to improve the end user search experience. The class is an ideal follow up for the SharePoint Server Administrator who has attended “20489 - Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions” and is looking for more on the daily administration of SharePoint 2013 Search. This class covers the Standard and Enterprise Editions of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 / SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Search is one of the more ignored areas of SharePoint administration. As Search is often the only way users can find content in a large organization, and as SharePoint 2013 Search is both very powerful and very configurable, Search should be considered one of the more important services in need of formal administration and frequent tuning. While this class will cover the ongoing maintenance of search administration, its focus is on improving the efficiency of your end users in finding “stuff”!

Audience profile

This course is intended for…

  • SharePoint Search Administrators.
  • SharePoint Server Administrators.
  • Anyone wanting to drive user efficiency and SharePoint adoption. Use the search reports to monitor both search and user activity.
  • Customize the search and search results pages.
  • Improve user search results using Authoritative Pages, Query Rules and Query Suggestions.
  • Describe and plan for alternate search techniques including PowerShell, web services and custom code.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use both basic and advanced techniques to search SharePoint.
  • Manage SharePoint 2013 Search from Central Administration.
  • Manage Office 365 / SharePoint Online Search.
  • Configure search from within sites.
  • Understand and customize Search Schemas and Managed Properties.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Have strong SharePoint 2013 end user skills or have attended “Introduction to SharePoint 2013 for Collaboration and Document Management” or similar.
  • Have a good understanding of the use SharePoint in their organization, what kind of content is stored in their SharePoint and how their users are using SharePoint.
  • Courses “20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 “ and “20332 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013” are helpful, but not required.

Module 1

Module 1: SharePoint 2013 Search and the Role of the Search Administrator

Stemming support

Stemming on nouns and adjectives

What’s the Difference Between Stemming and Lemmatization? - Ask Dr. Search

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ShaqrePoint Versions

Custom Search Connectors

Module 2

Module 2: Using Search as an End User

Keyword Query Language (KQL) syntax reference

Remove Folders from Search Results

Search Posters 2013

Character List

Module 3

Module 3: Search Administration – Part 1

Best practices for crawling in SharePoint Server 2013

Problems Crawling the non-Default zone *Explained

Full vs Incremental Crawl - TechNet

SharePoint 2013 Search File Extensions

Manually Request Crawling or Reindex of Site Library or List

Recrawl SPO via PowerShell

Default Crawled File Name Extentions

Many Schema changes will require reindexing of your content.

SharePoint Thesaurus

A Better Thesaurus

Module 4

Module 4: Search Administration – Part 2

Office 365 Search Admin
SharePoint-Online search administration overview

Managed Properties Requre Full Crawl

Unused Managed Properties

From site column to managed property – What's up with that?

Automatically created managed properties in SharePoint Server 2013

Plan to transform queries and order results in SharePoint 2013

Manage query rules in SharePoint Server 2013

Module 5

Module 5: Customizing Search and Search Results Web Pages

How to add refiners to your search results page in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Power Searching Using Content Class

Search Settings

Search Results Web Part

A detailed comparison of the Content Search Web Part and the Search Result Web Part can befound here:

Using the Content Query Web Part

Content Search Web Part in SharePoint 2013

Configure properties of the Search Results Web Part in SharePoint Server 2013

How to: Customize XSL for the SharePoint Content By Query Web Part (ECM)

Configure Search Web Parts in SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint 2013 Design Manager display templates

Display templates for the Content Search Web Part Display templates for the Search ResultsWeb Part

Configure Search Web Parts in SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint Design Manager display templates

Table layout display template with managed property sorting

Module 6

Module 6: Monitoring Search

Search Diagnostics
View search diagnostics in SharePoint Server 2013

Module 7

Module 7: Using PowerShell, JavaScript and C# to Search SharePoint (Optional)

Internet Standards

SharePoint Search Query Tool (2016 OK)


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Search Tool and more



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Search Posters 2013

Search Posters 2016

Tips and Tricks

  1. Part 1: What's a Duplicate? (or where's my purchase order?)
  2. Part 2: Can't Find My Videos!
  3. Part 3: When do Daily and Weekly Search Alerts Get Sent?
  4. Part 4: More Duplication Weirdness

Microsoft Expression Web 4 (Free Version)


o365 - Office 365 Search

o365 - Manual Reindex

O365 – Refiners for Managed Metadata Columns

Author’s WebSite

Office 365 Search Admin
SharePoint-Online search administration overview

Good Articles

SharePoint IT Pro Blog - Bella

How to add refiners to your search results page in SharePoint 2013

From site column to managed property – What's up with that?

How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013



Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013