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ControlPoint 8.9 - for Microsoft 365 User Guide

Getting Started with ControlPoint Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache The GDPR Dashboard Searching for SharePoint Sites Managing SharePoint Objects Managing Audit Settings Managing Metadata Managing SharePoint User Permissions Data Analysis and Reporting Scheduling a ControlPoint Operation Saving, Modifying and Executing Instructions for a ControlPoint Operation Provisioning SharePoint Site Collections and Sites Using Sensitive Content Manager to Analyze SharePoint Content for Compliance Using ControlPoint Sentinel to Detect Anomalous Activity Default Menu Options for ControlPoint Online Users About Us

Getting Started with ControlPoint

Quest® ControlPoint for Microsoft 365 (ControlPoint Online) is a Web-based tool that runs as a SharePoint application and facilitates the management of multiple SharePoint objects ( site collections, sites, lists, libraries, and items) and users within a SharePoint farm.  In addition to enabling you to navigate throughout a SharePoint Online tenant using a single interface, ControlPoint offers a number of powerful search and data analysis tools as well as value-added features not currently available in SharePoint.

Launching ControlPoint Online

To use ControlPoint Online, you must be a Site Collection Administrator for the site collection that hosts the ControlPoint Online Configuration Site.  Upon launching ControlPoint, you will first be prompted to authenticate with Microsoft Online using your O365 account credentials.  

MS Login

IMPORTANT: If you are using Internet Explorer or Edge and the Sign in dialog continually prompts for your account without proceeding to the Password prompt, refer to the topic "I am Continually Prompted to Log Into ControlPoint but the Login Never Completes" in the Troubleshooting section of the ControlPoint for Microsoft 365 Administrator Guide for information on how to resolve the issue.

If that authentication is successful, a token will be returned to ControlPoint Online, which will then determine if the account is a valid ControlPoint Online user.

Use one of the following options to launch the ControlPoint Online application.

From your workstation browser:

Enter https://<machine_name>:<port_number> or <host_header_name>/_layouts/axceler/xcmain.aspx.

(The server machine name is the name of the machine on which the ControlPoint client application is installed.  2828 is the default port number for the ControlPoint Online application pool.)

From the machine on which ControlPoint Online has been installed:

1Log into the server using the account that was designated as the ControlPoint Service Account at the time the ControlPoint Online application was installed.

2From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs > Metalogix > ControlPoint_Online> Launch ControlPoint Online Application.

The ControlPoint Home Page

Whenever you log into ControlPoint or refresh your browser, the right pane displays the SharePoint Summary Dashboard.

The SharePoint Summary dashboard contains:  

·statistical information about your SharePoint farm

NOTE: For performance purposes, statistics are populated with data collected by the ControlPoint Discovery Service and is current as of the last Discovery Service run.  Discovery must have been performed at least once for data to be populated.  

·quick links to some of ControlPoint's most powerful functionality

NOTE: If a ControlPoint operation is launched from the dashboard, you must select the object(s) on which to perform the operation using the Change Selection option.  

·links to Quest Support as well as ControlPoint user documentation on the Quest website. CP Online Interface

As well as being the default home page, you can invoke the SharePoint Summary dashboard from the SharePoint Hierarchy  tenant node, by choosing Farm Summary Dashboard.

ControlPoint Application Administrators can:

·customize the page that displays via the ControlPoint Configuration Setting Initial Screen (INITSCREEN).  For Standard installations, the ControlPoint Configuration Setting No Dashboard (NODASHBOARD) must also be changed.  

Init Screen Example


·display a custom banner across the top of the workspace pane.

See the ControlPoint for Microsoft 365 Administration Guide for details.

You can return to the home page from anywhere in the application by clicking Home in the left navigation pane.

The ControlPoint Configuration Site

The ControlPoint Configuration site is a SharePoint site that is integral to your ControlPoint Online installation.

This site is used primarily for managing ControlPoint users and permissions and configuring menus that display in the ControlPoint left navigation pane.  

You can access the site's administration pages and ControlPoint value-added features from the SharePoint Hierarchy panel.

If you have sufficient permissions (regardless of whether you are the site collection administrator), you can access the site's home page:

·from the SharePoint Hierarchy panel, by right clicking the ControlPoint Configuration Site - Root Site and choosing Open Site.

ControlPoint Configuration Cloud OPEN2

·from the Manage ControlPoint panel by choosing ControlPoint Configuration > ControlPoint Configuration Site.

ControlPoint Configuration OPEN 2


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