SharePoint Server 2016 Central Administration Help

Central Administration in SharePoint Server 2016 is where you go to perform administration tasks from a central location. The tasks you can perform in Central Administration is organized into ten parts:

  • Application Management Manage your web applications, site collections, service applications, and databases.

  • System Settings Manage the servers and services in your farm, convert server roles, configure notification settings, and farm features.

  • Monitoring Review issues and rules, track your timer jobs and view administrative reports.

  • Backup and Restore Manage the backup and restore for your farm, perform data recovery.

  • Security Manager your users, service accounts, authentication providers, trusts, and information rights management policies.

  • Upgrade and Migration Manage your farm licenses, enable features, and review your installation and upgrade status.

  • General Application Settings Manage the settings for applications in your farm such as InfoPath Forms Services, SharePoint Designer, Search, and Content Deployment.

  • Apps Purchase apps from the Office Store, assign app licenses, manage your app catalog, and permissions.

  • Office 365 Connect your SharePoint Server farm to Office 365 services.

  • Configuration Wizards Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard

Here are some resources that can help you manage your SharePoint Server 2016 deployment:

MinRole overview

Configure SharePoint Server 2016

Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2016

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2016

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