Use the Search Hierarchy feature to locate sites within the ControlPoint SharePoint Hierarchy.
This feature is a useful alternative to the SharePoint Hierarchy for navigating through a large farm
You can initiate a SharePoint Hierarchy search from various locations in the SharePoint Hierarchy panel, as well as from the Search Hierarchy panel. The scope of the search is determined by the location in the hierarchy from which it was initiated. That is, if you initiate the search at the farm level or directly from the Search Hierarchy menu, all matching sites within the farm will display. If you initiate the search at the Web application level, results will be limited to matching sites within the Web application, and so on. In a multi-farm environment, you can only search the home farm.
NOTE: By default, the Search Hierarchy feature uses real-time data. However, to enable faster searches in large environments, ControlPoint Application Administrators can change the default value of the ControlPoint Configuration Setting. If cache data is used, however, results will not return results for which your only permissions are Full Control in the Web Application Policy.
To perform a hierarchy search:
1Use the information in the table below to determine the appropriate action to take.
If you want to initiate your search from ...
within the SharePoint Hierarchy panel
from the appropriate level of the hierarchy, right-click and choose Search Hierarchy.
the Search Hierarchy panel
From the left navigation header, choose Search.
2Enter a full or partial Name and/or URL.
3Click the magnifying glass icon ().
All of the sites and subsites that meet all of your search criteria displayalong with associated lists, users and groupswithin the appropriate hierarchical context,
You can navigate through search results and access SharePoint pages and ControlPoint actions and analyses via the right-click menu.
From the SharePoint Hierarchy panel, you can access a variety of SharePoint administration pages and ControlPoint value-added actions for managing SharePoint objects.
From the SharePoint Hierarchy panel, you can
·access the relevant SharePoint administration page for managing a SharePoint object, and
·open a SharePoint site or list.
EXCEPTION: By default, all Central Administration and site collection-level administration pages are absent from Business Administrators' menus.
One of the advantages of using ControlPoint over native SharePoint to access these pages is that you can link directly to the appropriate page, within the relevant context, and without having to enter a url. In a multi-farm environment, you can access SharePoint pages for either the home farm or a remote farm.
Consult your SharePoint documentation for information on using SharePoint administration features to manage SharePoint objects.
A variety of SharePoint Central Administration pages can be accessed from a Web application's right-click menu for:
·Web application configuration
·managing Web application security policies and permissions.