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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.5 - O365 Administration Guide

Preface The ControlPoint Configuration Site Managing Your Farm List Setting Up ControlPoint Services Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache Updating Full Discovery and Scheduler Windows Jobs Using Sensitive Content Manager Services Setting Sensitive Content Manager End Points and Managing Scanning Preferences Managing Your ControlPoint License Registering and Re-registering the ControlPoint Online App for Modern Authentication Purging Historical Activity and Storage Data from the ControlPoint Services (xcAdmin) Database Modifying ControlPoint Configuration Settings
Changing Default Settings for Actions and Analyses Changing Default Settings to Improve Application Performance Changing Settings to Improve Discovery Performance Changing Default Settings for Navigation Changing Trace Switch Logging Levels Changing Default Settings for Compliance Managing Site Provisioning Settings Setting Preferences for the ControlPoint Scheduler Changing Settings for Anomalous Activity Detection Miscellaneous and Custom Configuration Settings Special-Purpose Configuration Settings ControlPoint Online-Specific Settings

Tuning Options to Improve Discovery Performance (SPEEDDISCOVERY)

As of version 6.0. the default value of the ControlPoint Setting Tuning Options to Improve Discovery Performance is PDA:.  Each component of this value is described in the following table.

Value Component



Partial Discovery does not discover the following elements within a site collection if they have not changed:


·permissions of all SharePoint users

·Web parts, and

·SharePoint permissions for members of the Business Administrators group


Full Discovery does not discover the following elements within a site collection if they have not changed:


·permissions of all SharePoint users

·Web parts, and

·SharePoint permissions for members of the Business Administrators group


All activity is calculated at the end of Discovery (which requires fewer queries for better performance)

If ControlPoint was initially installed prior to version 6.0, it is recommended that the Value be set to PDA to optimize Discovery performance.

Site Collections to Exclude from Full Discovery (URLEXCLUDE)

By default,  the ControlPoint Full Discovery process runs on all site collections within your SharePoint farm.  ControlPoint Application Administrations can, however, exclude site collections whose url contains a specified text string from both the nightly Full Discovery process and any manual Discovery that is run on the entire farm.  (Administrators still have the option of running a Partial Discovery on these site collections, either as-needed or on a one-time or recurring schedule).  

Remember that data in analyses run from cache can only be reported up to the date of the last Discovery

To exclude site collections that contain a particular text string from the Full Discovery process, enter the string as the Value for the ControlPoint Setting Site Collections to Exclude from Full Discovery.  Enter multiple text strings as a comma-separated list.

Config Setting URLEXCLUDE

CAUTION:  If any part of a site collection's url contains the text string you specified, it will be excluded from Full Discovery.  Use caution in selecting strings to be sure you do not exclude more than you intend.  For example, the excluded string of "Test" would exclude "My Test Site Collection" but would also exclude "Product Testing."


Changing Default Settings for Navigation

These configuration settings display in the ControlPoint Settings list under the category Navigation.


Postpone Security Trimming of SharePoint Hierarchy Until Site Collection is Expanded (PostponeSecurityTrim)

By default, the site collections to which a ControlPoint user has access are calculated  when the application is launched  or when the SharePoint Hierarchy or page is refreshed.

Postpone Security Trim False

In an especially large SharePoint environment in which the user administers a large number of site collections within a Web application, the load-time may be significant.  ControlPoint Application Administrators can, therefore, postpone security trimming until a Site Collection is expanded by changing the value of the ControlPoint Setting Do Not Security-Trim SharePont Hierarchy Until Site Collection Expansion (PostponeSecurityTrim) from false to true.

NOTE:  When this setting is enabled it applies to all ControlPoint users except members of the Business Administrators group whose permissions are determined during the Discovery process..

Postpone Security Trim

When this setting is true:

·All of the site collections within the SharePoint farm will display in the SharePoint Hierarchy, and

·security trimming will occur when a site collection is expanded; that is:

§none of the sites below the site collection will display in the hierarchy, and

§the ControlPoint right-click menu will be replaced with your browser-s right-click menu.

Postpone Security Trim MENU

If a user attempts to perform an operation on a site collection for which they not have permissions before the site collection is expanded, a pop-up with following message displays when a ControlPoint operation is invoked:

You do not have permissions to run an action or report on the selected scope.

PostponeSecurityTrim POPUP

NOTE:  Because all site collections will display in the SharePoint Hierarchy when this setting is enabled, it is recommended for use only with exceptionally large SharePoint environments where long loading time is an issue, and ideally, for which ControlPoint users are administrators for most (or all) of the site collections.

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