Configure Unique Document IDs Feature In SharePoint 2010

This post explains how to Enable Activate Or Configure Unique Document IDs Feature In SharePoint 2010 For better Document Management.

Open your site collection in browser and login with administrator account

Click on Site Actions > Site Settings

Unique Document ID In SharePoint 2010

Select Site collection features from Site Collection Administration section
sharepoint 2010 document id

Activate Document ID Service
After activation it will look like shown in image 

Now go back to Site Actions > Site Settings and select Document ID Settings 

Document ID Settings
Here you can customize the document ID to begin with characters you want 

Now you can see the document ID by selecting the document and clicking on View Properties icon on top ribbon 

Alternatively you can add document id column to be displayed 

check the document, Click on Library > Modify View and check the Document ID Checkbox and finish it 

Hope this helps

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