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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.1 - Administration Guide

Preface Configuring the Environment in Which ControlPoint Will Run The ControlPoint Configuration Site Managing Your ControlPoint License Configuring Web Applications and Content Databases for ControlPoint Configuring ControlPoint Services Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache Using Sensitive Content Manager Services Managing ControlPoint Configuration and Permissions Modifying ControlPoint Configuration Settings
Changing Default Settings for Actions and Analyses
Supress "Item is inherited - no processing done" Message(SkipNotDoneMsg) Maximum Line Items in Real-time (REPCAP) "Use Cached Data" Default Value (CACHEDREP) Abort Report Processing on Error (ABORTREPORTONERROR) Display "Include users with AD group membership" Parameter (SHOWADGROUPS) Copy/Move Default Temporary Location (TEMPLOCATION) Time to Retain Page Data in Cache (CACHEREPORT4) Time to Retain Temporary UI Objects in Cache (UICACHEDURATION) Number of Reports to Keep in Memory After Drill-Down (RVSESSIONSKEPT) Exclude Web Application(s) from Statistics List (DASHBOARDWAPEXCLUDE) Number of List Items to Display in Selection Grid (DISPLAYSINGLELISTITEMS) Use Activity Min. Date as Start Date (UseActivityDbDate) Show unique permissions only" Default Value (SHOWUNIQUEPERMONLY) Duplicate Files Report Limit (DuplicateFilesReportLimit) Users to Exclude from Reports (EXCLUDEDUSERS) Eliminate Claims Prefix from Username in Reports (UseCleanedLoginNameInReports) Maximum Number of Orphaned Users to Delete Per Scheduled Batch (OrphanDeleteBatchSize) CSV Delimiter Character (CSVDELIMETER) Largest Active Directory Group to Expand in Reports (MAXMEMBERS) Maximum Number of Users to Act On (MAXUSERSFORACTION) Hide the "Set User Direct Permissions" Action in Permissions Management (PREVENTUSERPERMS) Prevent Set Site Collection Quotas (PreventSetSCQuota) Show Nested Active Directory Groups (PROCESSADHIERARCHY) Hide Interactive Analysis Link (RESTRICTSL) Use Minimum Activity Date as Start Date (USEACTIVITYDBDATES)
Changing Default Settings to Improve Application Performance Audit Log Configuration Settings Changing Settings for Anomalous Activity Detection Restricting Functionality for Members of the Business Administrators Group Changing Default Settings for ControlPoint User Groups Changing Settings to Improve Discovery Performance Changing Settings to Accommodate Special Environmental Factors Changing Default Settings for Navigation Changing Trace Switch Logging Levels Changing Default Settings for Compliance Managing Site Provisioning Settings Specifying Global Settings for ControlPoint Policies Setting Preferences for the ControlPoint Scheduler Miscellaneous and Custom Configuration Settings Special-Purpose Configuration Settings
Archiving SharePoint Audit Log Data Troubleshooting
ControlPoint Log Files Troubleshooting Configuration Errors Troubleshooting the ControlPoint Application Interface Troubleshooting Discovery Troubleshooting SharePoint Users and Permissions Troubleshooting Site Provisioning Troubleshooting ControlPoint Operations


This guide contains detailed information about configuring and managing the ControlPoint application.


The Metalogix ControlPoint Administration Guide is intended for ControlPoint Application Administrators (that is, SharePoint administrators who also have responsibilities for managing ControlPoint configuration and permissions).

Configuring the Environment in Which ControlPoint Will Run

Once the ControlPoint application has been installed and configured on the first Web front-end server in your SharePoint farm, you can perform the following tasks as needed:

·Configure ControlPoint for each additional Web front-end server in your farm (both when installing ControlPoint for the first time and whenever a new Web front-end server has been added to your farm).

·Set up host headers and/or alternate access mappings (for load balancing).  

·If you use alternate authentication providers in your farm, configure ControlPoint to recognize them.

REMINDER:  Each farm in a multi-farm installation has its own copy of the ControlPoint application.  Therefore, if you have installed ControlPoint on multiple farms, you must perform the entire configuration and setup process for each farm.


Configuring ControlPoint for Additional Web Front-End Servers

If you have more than one Web front-end server in your farm, SharePoint automatically propagates the ControlPoint application to all of them.  However, you must perform the following tasks manually on each additional Web front-end server:

·Install the appropriate version of the NET Framework. From the installation folder, run prerequisites.exe.

NOTE:  It is important that additional Web front-end servers run with the version of prerequisites provided by Metalogix.  Refer to the topic Installing and Deploying ControlPoint in the ControlPoint Installation and Upgrade Guide for more information on prerequisites.

·Create an IIS Virtual Directory, as described below.

NOTE:  SharePoint automatically propagates the ControlPoint application to all Web front end servers; however, it only creates the IIS Virtual Directory on the machine on which ControlPoint was installed. Included with ControlPoint is a utility called CreateVirtDirectory.exe to help automate this process.  Alternatively, you can create the IIS Virtual Directory manually.  Consult your Microsoft Server documentation for details, as the procedure varies based on the version of IIS Manager you are running.

To create an IIS Virtual Directory on an additional front-end server using the Create Virtual Directory utility:

1 Open the IIS Manager on the additional Web front-end server.

2Verify that SharePoint has propagated the ControlPoint website, as indicated by its presence in the IIS of the server).

NOTE:  The amount of time it takes for SharePoint to propagate the ControlPoint website to additional Web front-end servers depends on a number of factors, including the size of your farm.  


3On the front end server where the ControlPoint application was initially installed, go to the following directory: C:\Program Files\Metalogix\ControlPoint\ControlPointFeature

4Copy the file CreateVirtDirectory.exe to any location on the additional front-end server, then double-click to run it.

NOTE:  If you are running Windows Server 2008, it may be necessary to "Run as Administrator."

5Repeat Steps 1-4 for each additional front-end server in your farm.

Enabling Session Affinity for Load Balancing

If the ControlPoint application is to be accessed behind a load balancer, Session Affinity (“Sticky Sessions”) should be enabled for the ControlPoint Web Application.  Otherwise, ControlPoint analyses may fail to complete. (Note that the method for enabling Site Affinity will vary, depending on your load balancer).

Setting Up Host Headers

If you set up a host header for the Web application that hosts the ControlPoint Configuration Site collection, use the same procedure as you would any other SharePoint Web application.  After setting up the host header, it is recommended that you change the Value  of the ControlPoint Configuration Setting INBOUNDCONTROLURL from the default value to the host header name.  

Host Header URL2

See also Modifying ControlPoint Configuration Settings.


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