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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.2 - User Guide

Preface Getting Started with ControlPoint Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache Searching for SharePoint Sites Managing SharePoint Objects
Accessing SharePoint Pages Viewing Properties of an Object within the SharePoint Hierarchy Creating Dashboards for Monitoring Statistics within Your SharePoint Farm Setting Object Properties Managing Site Collection and Site Features Managing Audit Settings Creating and Managing SharePoint Alerts Setting ControlPoint Alerts Managing Metadata Copying and Moving SharePoint Objects (Version 8.0 and Earlier) Moving a Site Collection to Another Content Database Deleting Sites Deleting Lists Archiving Audit Log Data Before Moving or Deleting a Site Collection Duplicating a Workflow Definition from one List or Site to Others Removing a Workflow from One or More Lists (or Sites)
Using ControlPoint Policies to Control Your SharePoint Environment Managing SharePoint User Permissions Data Analysis and Reporting
Specifying Parameters for Your Analysis Analysis Results Display Generating a SharePoint Summary Report Analyzing Activity Analyzing Object Properties Analyzing Storage Analyzing Content Generating a SharePoint Hierarchy Report Analyzing Trends Auditing Activities and Changes in Your SharePoint Environment Analyzing SharePoint Alerts Analyzing ControlPoint Policies Analyzing Users and Permissions The ControlPoint Task Audit Viewing Logged Errors
Scheduling a ControlPoint Operation Saving, Modifying and Executing Instructions for a ControlPoint Operation Using the ControlPoint Governance Policy Manager (SharePoint 2010 and Later) Using Sensitive Content Manager to Analyze SharePoint Content for Compliance Using ControlPoint Sentinel to Detect Anomalous Activity Default Menu Options for ControlPoint Users About Us

Searching within the SharePoint Hierarchy

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 ...

Then ...

within the SharePoint Hierarchy panel

from the appropriate level of the hierarchy, right-click and choose Search Hierarchy.

Hierarchical Search from Farm Hierarchy Menu

the Search Hierarchy panel

From the left navigation header, choose Search.

2Enter a full or partial Name and/or URL.

Navigational Search criteria

3Click the magnifying glass icon ().

All of the sites and subsites that meet all of your search criteria display—along with associated lists, users and groups—within the appropriate hierarchical context,  

You can navigate through search results and access SharePoint pages and ControlPoint actions and analyses via the right-click menu.

Navigational Search results

Managing SharePoint Objects

From the SharePoint Hierarchy panel, you can access a variety of SharePoint administration pages and ControlPoint value-added actions for managing SharePoint objects.

Accessing SharePoint Pages

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.

 

Accessing SharePoint Web Application Administrative Pages

A variety of SharePoint Central Administration pages can be accessed from a Web application's right-click menu for:

·Web application configuration

Web App Config Folder

·site management

Web App Site Mgt folder

·managing Web application security policies and permissions.

Web App Users Folder

 

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