The ControlPoint Discovery Service is an alternative to the (default) ControlPoint Discovery timer job, which runs from SharePoint Central Administration. The ControlPoint Discovery Service runs as a Windows Service, and is especially suited to very large SharePoint environments as Discovery run time can be significantly reduced.
The ControlPoint Discovery Service can be configured at the time ControlPoint is installed or upgraded, or at any time when the Configuration Wizard is launched. See Configuring ControlPoint Services for details.
You can use the Discovery Setup Application to
To launch the Discovery Setup application:
1Navigate to the location where the Discovery Service files reside (by default, C:\Program Files\Metalogix\ControlPoint\ControlPointFeatures\Services\Discovery)
2Open DiscoverySetup.exe (using the Run as Administrator option).
Before ControlPoint Discovery Service is run, the ControlPoint Discovery timer job must be disabled in SharePoint Central Administration.
NOTE: This job is disabled by default when the Discovery Service is installed.
From the Discovery Setup application, you can change the Discovery Service Configuration and Settings described below.
IMPORTANT: After making any changes, remember to click [OK] to save them.
If you want to change Discovery Runtime settings, (by default, every night at 1 am, local server time), adjust as necessary.
NOTE: The Discovery Options (Configure Discovery to run under and SQL Server Connection String for xcAdmin Database) are specified at the time ControlPoint Services are configured, and normally should not be changed.
You can use the Discovery Trace Settings drop-downs to change the level of logging for individual Discovery components.
Permissions and Site Analytics (Include/Exclude Options)
You can include/exclude the following individual components from the Discovery process:
§Discover Permissions (for analyses using cached data)
§Discover Business Administrators (that is, the SharePoint permissions of members of the ControlPoint Business Administrators group)
§Discover Statistics (which populate Statistics lists that are displayed on the ControlPoint Configuration site when this functionality is enabled)
§Discover Web Parts