Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - Part 9: SharePoint Server 2010 configuration

The configuration of SharePoint 2010 can be split in different parts including basic configuration as well as the configuration of services and Service Applications.

The following 3 steps should be done right after the installation:

Diagnostic logging

Configure diagnostic logging because writing event log files can reduce performance.

If you need best practices for configuring diagnostic logging check out reference [2] at the bottom of the article.

Go to Monitoring in the left menu. Configure best practices using reference 2 at the bottom of the page.

Configure usage and health data collection

Next it is necessary to configure usage and health data collection.

Otherwise it will be configured automatically if you create a search service application where you can’t rename the database.

Go to monitoring. Select configure usage and health data collection and configure it.

After configuration is complete a new service application is created.

Outgoing e-mail

Next you can specify a mail server to send alerts, invitations or notifications.

If you don't specify an outgoing mail server you will be remembered by the SharePoint 2010 health analyzer.

Go to system settings. Configure outgoing e-mail settings.

Next Step

Step 10: SharePoint 2010 Service Application configuration


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