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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.2 - for Office 365 User Guide

Getting Started with ControlPoint Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache 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 About Us

Nightly Full Discovery

As part of the initial configuration of ControlPoint Online, the nightly Full Discovery tasks is created in Windows Task Scheduler on the server where ControlPoint Online is installed.

If the ControlPoint Discovery Service is not configured, the nightly Discovery job is disabled by default, as are operations and parameters that rely on cached data collected by Discovery.

You can activate the Nightly Full Discovery task and change the default start time and/or frequency via the Schedule Monitor Windows Jobs view.

CP Online Windows Task UPDATE

The ControlPoint Application Administrators can, however, enable both the nightly Discovery job and the operations and parameters that rely on it or configure the ControlPoint Discovery Service.  

NOTE:  If the ControlPoint Application Administrator configures the ControlPoint Discovery Service, these Discovery-dependent operations and parameters will be enabled automatically.

See also Updating Full Discovery and Scheduler Windows Jobs.

Running Discovery from the ControlPoint Application Interface

A manual Discovery can also be run from the ControlPoint application interface, which can be useful:

·when you want to update the ControlPoint cache for specific site collections only without having to run a more resource-intensive Full Discovery.  

·for site collections that have been excluded from the Full Discovery process.  For example, exceptionally large site collections can greatly increase the Full Discovery run time. Site collections containing such sites may be excluded from the Full Discovery process and scheduled to run less frequently.  Details on how to exclude Web applications and/or site collections from Full Discovery can be found in the Metalogix ControlPoint for Office 365 Administration Guide.

NOTE:  You can run Discovery only on site collections for which you are a Site Collection Administrator.

To run Discovery from the ControlPoint application interface:

1From the Manage ControlPoint panel choose ControlPoint Management > Discovery.

Partial Discovery Online

2Use the information in the following table to determine the appropriate action to take.

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Then ...

Full Discovery

do not modify the Selection section.

REMINDER:  Only site collections for which you have Site Collection Administrator privileges will be included in the scope of the action.

Partial Discovery

select the site collection(s) on which you want to run Discovery, using the procedure for Changing Your Selection.

NOTE:  The Partial Discovery will include all site collections that you explicitly select, regardless of whether they have been excluded from the nightly Full Discovery process.


§run the Discovery immediately (by clicking the [Run Now] button).


§schedule the Discovery to run on a one-time or recurring basis (see Scheduling a ControlPoint Operation).  


Searching for SharePoint Sites

The ControlPoint search functionality is designed to complement that used by native SharePoint.  

The SharePoint search focuses on content (documents, users, and so on) based on metadata and/or words within the content.  The ControlPoint search focuses on finding SharePoint sites based on their properties.

ControlPoint lets you:

·locate SharePoint sites by entering simple search terms or using an Advanced Search, and

·find a SharePoint site within the context of the ControlPoint SharePoint Hierarchy using the Search Hierarchy function.

A search can also be used to locate objects in the Change Selection pane and the various object pickers used throughout ControlPoint.

TIP:  For locating sites within a very large farm, consider using the ControlPoint search functionality as a time-saving alternative to browsing through the SharePoint Hierarchy.

Performing a Simple or Advanced Search

To locate sites within your SharePoint environment, you can perform either:

·a simple search (by entering a full or partial site name or url), or

·an advanced search (by selecting from a variety of criteria on which to base your search).

NOTE:  Simple and advanced searches use cached data collected by the Discovery job.  This means that it will take less time to process then a hierarchy search, which by default uses real-time data.  

To perform a simple search:

1From the left navigation frame choose Search.

2Enter a full or partial site name in the Simple Search Terms box.

Search terms

3Click the magnifying glass icon ().

NOTE:  Results will include sites that match any part of the text string that you entered.

Simple Search Results

To perform an advanced search:

1Use one of the following options:

§From the SharePoint Hierarchy or Search Hierarchy results, select the object(s) on which you want to perform your search.  Right-click and choose Advanced Search.

Advanced Search Left menu

§From the left navigation frame Search tab, choose Advanced Search.

Search Header

NOTE:  When you initiate your search from anywhere within the SharePoint Hierarchy, the scope of the search will be limited to sites within that level of the hierarchy.  When you initiate the search from the Search tab, the search will include all matching sites within the farm.  

2In the Parameters section, select/enter the criteria you want to use to narrow your search.

Advance Search CRITERIA Online

You can:

§enter a full or partial Site Name and/or Site URL

NOTE:  If you enter a Site URL, only the URLs of sites within the SharePoint farm for which you have management permissions will be included in the search.  Links from a page in the farm to other sites in the farm or content outside the farm will not be searched. In addition, unlike the simple search, if you enter more than one word in the name field, the full string as you typed it must occur within a site name for it to display in the results.

§select one or more site attributes:

§Site Template Used or Not Used

§Web Parts Used or Not Used

§System Master Page Used or Not Used, and/or

§Site Theme  Used or Not Used.

NOTE:  Because the search uses cached data, the drop-down lists for the above attributes are populated with items that are current as of the last time Discovery was run and contain values that have actually been used within the selected scope.

§specify one or more site parameters, by selecting the appropriate operator (>=, <=, or =) and entering a value for:

§Created date, and/or

§Last Modified date.

select a Security level that is currently in use in the site's "has permissions" field.

§select whether you want to find sites which have permissions that are either Inherited or Unique.

§find sites for which a specific user has permissions; by selecting a user.

You can, optionally, further narrow your search by locating only those sites for which the user or group has permissions at a specific level.

If you have a SharePoint Server farm and the ControlPoint Application Administrator has defined Custom Properties, you can locate sites that have been assigned specific Custom Properties via the Set Site Properties action. (This section does not display for SharePoint 2007 or for Foundation farms.)

NOTE:  The search will return only those sites that meet all of the criteria you specify, including Not Used criteria. For example if you are searching for sites that do not use the Team Site template and do not use the Cardinal theme, only sites which use neither will be included in results.

All of the sites that meet the criteria you specified display in the Search Results.

Advance search EXPANDED

If you want to initiate a new search or change search criteria, first click [Reset] to clear the contents of the Advanced Search window.


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