SharePoint Server 2016 Central Administration - Part Two

This article gives an overview of application management in SharePoint 2016 central administration.

Application Management

SharePoint Central Administration is categorized into 10 configuration sections and each section contains the links to the pages where administrators can manage the SharePoint functionalities through nice interface.

Please refer to Part One – SharePoint Server 2016 Central Administration to know more about 10 categorization in SharePoint 2016

Application Management is one of the configuration section which contains the links to the pages; used to manage the Web Applications, Site Collections, Service Applications and Databases. Below I have listed out the pages based on sub categorization,

Web Applications

1. Web Application List http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/WebApplicationList.aspx

This page is used to create and configure web applications. Ribbons are enabled for the user to, which navigates the user to do,

  • Create a new web application,
  • Extend the existing web application,
  • Common configurations
  • Manage web application level features, paths and service applications associations.
  • Manage security and policy for the web applications.

Navigate to the web application list page by accessing Central Administration > Application Management > Manage web applications

web applications

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 1: Manage web applications

2. Alternate Access Mappings http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/AlternateUrlCollections.aspx

This page is used to view and configure a different url for different zones (Default, Intranet, Extranet, Internet, Custom) for a selected web application.

Navigate to the configure the alternate url mapping by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Configure alternate access mappings.

Configure

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 2: Alternate Access Mappings

Site Collections

1. Create Site Collection http://<SharePoint _URL>/_admin/createsite.aspx

This page is used to create a new top-level site (site collection) based on a selected web application.

Navigate to create a Site Collection by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Create site collections

Create

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 3: Create Site Collection

2. Delete Site Collection http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/delsite.aspx?SiteId=

Use the settings on this page to completely delete a top-level site and any sub sites of that site on selected site collection. The query string “SiteId” refers the Site Collection ID.

Navigate to delete the site collection by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Delete a site collection.

Delete

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 4: Delete Site Collection

3. Site Use Confirmation and Deletionhttp://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/DeleteSiteConfig.aspx

This page is used to require site owners,

  • to confirm that their Web site collections are in use. Additionally, this page also allows.
  • to configure the automatic deletion for unused Web site collections.
  • to configure the remainder before the deletion of web application.

Navigate to this page by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Confirm site use and deletion.

Confirm

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 5: Confirm site use and deletion

4. Quota Templates http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/ManageQuotaTemplate.aspx

This page is used to configure the storage limit by creating / modifying the quota for the selected templates.

Navigate to configure the quota templates by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Specify quota templates,

Specify

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 6: Quota Templates

5. Site Collection Quota and locks http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/sitequota.aspx

This page is used to,

  • Change the lock status for the web application
  • Change the quota template or individual quota values for a Web site collection.
  • Navigate to the page to lock the site collection by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Configure quotas and locks

Configure

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 7: Site Collection Quotas and Locks

6. Site Collection Administrators http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/owners.aspx

Use this page to view and change the primary and secondary site collection administrators for a site collection. As site collection administrators, these users receive any quota or auto-deletion notices and have full control over all content in the site collection.

Navigate to the page to set the site collection administrators by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Change site collection administrators.

Change

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 8: Site Collection Administrators

7. View Site Collection List http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/SiteCollections.aspx

This page is used to view the list of site collections with basic properties based on the selected web application & Site Collection.

Navigate to the page to view all the site collections by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > View all site collections

View

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 9: Site Collection List

8. Configure Self-Service Site Creation http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/ConfigSSC.aspx

This page is used to enable or disable the Self-Service Site Creation (Option to restrict or allow users to create their own site collection) for the selected web application.

Navigate to this page by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Configure self-service site creation,

Configure

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 10: Self-service Site Collection Management

Service Applications

1. Manage Service Applications http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/ServiceApplications.aspx

This page is used to,

  • Create, Modify, and Publish Service Applications.
  • Connecting Service Applications to the web applications.
  • Delete published service applications.
  • Configure administrators and permissions to the selected service application.

Navigate to the page to manage the service applications by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Manage service applications

applications

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 11: Manage Service Applications

2. Configure Service application associations http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/ApplicationAssociations.aspx

This page is used to control the web application or service application to proxy group associations.

Navigate to this page by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Configure service application associations,

associations

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 12: Service Application Associations

3. Manage Services on Server http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/Server.aspx

Central Administration > Application Management > Manage services on server

Use this page to start or stop instances of services on servers in the farm.

Navigate to the page to start/stop the services by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Manage services on server,

services

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 13: Services on Server

Databases

1. Manage Content Databases http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/CNTDBADM.aspx

This page is used to,

  • Manage content databases for the selected web application.
  • Click a content database name to change its properties.

Navigate to the page to manage the database by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Manage content databases,

Manage

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 14: Content Databases

2. Specify the default database server http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/defaultcontentdb.aspx

This page is used to,

  • Set the default content database server.
  • When you extend new web applications, the content databases for those web applications are created on the default content database server unless you specify a different server.

Navigate to this page by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Specify the default database server,

default

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 15: Default Database Server

3. Configure the data retrieval service http://<SharePoint_URL>/_admin/DrpSettings.aspx

This page contains settings for data retrieval services and response size limit.

Navigate to this page by accessing, Central Administration > Application Management > Configure the data retrieval service,

Configure

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 16: Data Retrieval Service

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