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SharePoint 2013 Administrator, Part 4 of 5: Monitoring

with expert Philip Wheat

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Release date 11/14/2013
Level Advanced
Runtime 1h 0m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
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Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
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Course description

Good monitoring is vital to any System Administrator’s sanity. In this course, we’ll look at the options available in SharePoint to keep your server healthy and happy. We’ll start with the new Health Analyzer to create a self-healing server, and do a dive into Auditing to ensure that you’ll be able to find areas of concern before they become a real problem. Then we’ll look at how to manage resources and to ensure that your server storage won’t spiral out of control causing you to exceed your storage budget. And finally, we’ll cover the Backup, Restore, and Archive process in SharePoint and examine how to ensure your data is controlled and safe at all times.


This course assumes that the students are familiar with Windows Server administration and operations. Students should be comfortable with Windows Server 2008 and 2012 releases, and installation and basic operations of Microsoft SQL Server on same. It is helpful if Students have experience with SharePoint versions prior to 2013, though this is not required.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
MCSE: SharePoint 2013
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
SharePoint 2013 Administrator

Meet the expert

Philip Wheat is an industry veteran who has been active in the computer industry for over 20 years. With experience stretching back to the beginnings of the PC era, he has remained active on the leading edges of technology, focusing on embedded systems, knowledge management, and sensor technologies. He is one of the few who has worked with SharePoint since the original beta, has built his own microprocessor, and has had robotics projects featured in the press and TV shows around the world.

Course outline


Monitoring (17:02)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Monitoring the Server (02:03)
  • Resolving Errors (02:31)
  • Auditing (01:40)
  • Demo: Monitoring Tools (05:28)
  • Demo: Auditing Tools (04:39)
  • Summary (00:13)
Resource Management (12:05)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Managing Site Quotas (02:59)
  • Default Quota (01:09)
  • Site Collection Locks (01:21)
  • Demo: Quota Template (02:53)
  • Demo: Lock (01:38)
  • Demo: Quota (01:25)
  • Summary (00:14)
Backups and Restore (31:49)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Defining Your Role (02:15)
  • Who Has Access (02:05)
  • Change Process (04:16)
  • Archiving (03:01)
  • SharePoint Backups (04:22)
  • Scheduled Backups (02:49)
  • Restoring/Validating (03:15)
  • Demo: Farm Backup (03:58)
  • Demo: Granular Backup (05:07)
  • Summary (00:16)