Governing the Farm

This section concentrates on the tools provided in the Central Administration site, to provide an overview of the areas the governance plan should include. References are made to other chapters in the book that provide additional detail on specific areas, because each topic can be complex. For the purposes of this chapter, governing the farm can be seen to include the Central Administration site tools and settings combined with PowerShell and stsadm command-line tools and any third-party tools from companies such as AvePoint or Quest that assist the farm administrators with their jobs. The service application tools are embedded in the Central Administration site, and these settings should be clarified in this process.

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