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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.2 - Administration Guide

Preface Configuring the Environment in Which ControlPoint Will Run The ControlPoint Configuration Site Managing Your Farm List 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

Changing Discovery Service Configuration and Settings

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.

General Options

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.

Discovery Service UI

Trace Settings

You can use the Discovery Trace Settings drop-downs to change the level of logging for individual Discovery components.

Discovery Service TRACE SWITCHES

Permissions and Site Analytics (Include/Exclude Options)

You can include/exclude the following individual components from the Discovery process:

·Permissions:

Discovery Service PERMISSIONS

§Discover Permissions (for analyses using cached data)

§Discover Business Administrators (that is, the SharePoint permissions of members of the ControlPoint Business Administrators group)  

·Site Analytics:

Discovery Service SITE ANALYTICS

§Discover Storage

§Discovery Activity

§Discover Statistics (which populate Statistics lists that are displayed on the ControlPoint Configuration site when this functionality is enabled)

§Discover Web Parts

Starting or Stopping the Metalogix ControlPoint Discovery Service and Changing Discovery Service Properties

You can start, stop, pause or resume the Metalogix ControlPoint Discovery Service either from the Windows Service dialog or from the Discovery Setup - Service Properties tab.

Discovery Service START

You can also change the Service Account of the Metalogix ControlPoint Discovery Windows Service from either the Windows Service dialog or from the Discovery Setup - Service Properties tab.

Discovery Service Properties from Windows Services

 

Remember that the Discovery Service Account requires permissions that are already granted to ControlPoint Service Account (such as Full Control in the Policy of every Web Application in the SharePoint farm and access to the ControlPoint Services (xcAdmin) database) in addition to the permission to Run as a Service.

Monitoring the Discovery Service Queue

You can monitor the status of ControlPoint Discovery jobs via the Discovery Setup - Vew Queue tab.

Discovery Service VIEW QUEUE

Note that the Status may be one of two values:

0 = Running

OR

1 = Not Running (that is, last run completed and/or next run pending)

You can also choose to Auto Refresh the monitor at a rate of anywhere from 1 to 5 seconds.

Viewing Discovery Detail

You can view the details of a Discovery Service run in the DiscoveryService.log, which is located in the folder where the Discovery Service files reside (by default C:\Program Files\Metalogix\ControlPoint\ControlPointFeatures\Services\Discovery. A new log is created each week (with the date that the log was created appended to the file name). The level of detail recorded in the log depends on the Discovery Trace Switch values.

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