Reviewing Central Administration Tools

SharePoint 2010 separates out key “farm administration tools” in the Central Administration site, as shown in Figure 35.20. This allows administration of central farm components to be separated completely from the tools needed to administer the site collection and subsites, allowing different strata of administrators for the SharePoint environment. For smaller environments (for example, a hundred users), this might seem to be overkill, but for larger organizations of many thousands of users, this structure becomes more advantageous.

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Figure 35.20. Central Administration home page.

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