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Microsoft® SharePoint 2010: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Ben Curry

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Appendix A. Working with Windows PowerShell and SharePoint 2010

MOST OF THE DAY-TO-DAY configuration and maintenance of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 is handled via the Central Administration pages. Only a few actions require administrators to access command-line tools. The most common use of a SharePoint command-line tool is to script repeatable actions against SharePoint—for example, batch creation of users or sites. Coverage of command-line tools in previous versions of SharePoint focused on STSADM. With the release of SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, Windows PowerShell is the default command-line and scripting tool. STSADM is still available to use, but it has limited coverage ...

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