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Backward-Compatible Event Handlers Event handlers are custom code written and
triggered by events in document libraries. They can be applied to components, such as lists, files,
and even sites. This feature allows you to use older event handlers while you rewrite them
for this version of SharePoint. My example leaves the default in place, because we don’t have
any custom event handlers at this point.
HTTP Request Monitoring And Throttling Turning this on causes the web front-end
server to run a monitoring job—and when HTTP traffic becomes overburdened (requests
are slowing from a DDOS attack or just a really busy day), the server rejects low-priority
requests, like the search indexer. It’s recommended you keep this off, and if your web
frontend servers slow to a crawl, address the cause/issue rather than throttling. This is meant to
be a temporary ix (or as a response to a DDOS attack). By default it is enabled.
Change Log The change log is part of the search feature set. The server keeps a log of any
recent changes to the site in the change log. This allows search services to quickly provide
up-to-date search results without having to reindex the entire site. You can specify how long
entries should be kept in the log, or you can disable the log completely. My example leaves
the default of 60 days in place.
Workflows is the next option under the General Settings button. The Workflow Settings page
(see Figure 10.36) controls whether your users can build their own workflows on the sites within
this web application. When user-defined workflows are enabled, they can build custom
workflows from the existing (administrator-installed) workflows.
FIGURE 10.36
The Workflow
Settings page
In addition, you can enable Workflow Task Notifications. There are two settings:
Alert internal users who do not have site access when they are assigned a workflow task.
This applies to users who are known to the authentication server (for example, they’re
members of Active Directory) who don’t have explicit permission to the site. They receive
an email prompting them to go to the Request Permissions page.
Allow external users to participate in the workflow by sending them a copy of the document.
For people with no permission to the document, this will email the notification and a copy
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