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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.6.1 - Administration Guide

Preface Configuring the Environment in Which ControlPoint Will Run The ControlPoint Configuration Site Managing Your Farm List Managing Your ControlPoint License Granting ControlPoint Access to Web Applications and Content Databases Configuring ControlPoint Services Using Discovery to Collect Information for the ControlPoint Database Cache Using Sensitive Content Manager Services Setting Sensitive Content Manager EndPoints and Managing Scanning Preferences 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 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
Changing Trace Switch Logging Levels 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

Configuring ControlPoint Menus

ControlPoint menus are stored as xml documents in the ControlPoint Menus document library.  Included with each ControlPoint installation is a set of "original" menus provided by Quest. By default, the original menus are accessible by anyone with at least read access to the site (by default, all members of the ControlPoint Application Administrators and Administrators groups).  

Because ControlPoint Menus is a SharePoint document library, permissions are inherited from the ControlPoint Configuration site collection, but you can break inheritance and edit the permissions for each menu file individually.  You can also create customized menus for different users and groups.  

To display the ControlPoint menu list:

1Navigate to the ControlPoint Menus document library using one of the following options:

§From the ControlPoint Configuration Site home page, choose Documents, then ControlPoint Menus.

§From the Manage ControlPoint panel, choose ControlPoint Configuration > ControlPoint Menu List.

§From the ControlPoint Menu Maintenance page, click the Go to ControlPoint Menu List link.

Note that there are three versions of each menu, localized for English, French (.fr) and German (.de).

ControlPoint Menus

NOTE:  Original menus are not designed to be modified and any changes to original menus will be overwritten whenever a ControlPoint repair or update installation is performed.  If you want to add items to a menu, you can do so by first creating a custom version of the menu.  If you want to remove items, it is best to selectively restrict permissions to the original menu files and create custom menu files that include the appropriate items. See Guidelines for Creating Customized Menus for Different Groups of Users.

Original menus contain all of the available items at various levels of the left navigation pane, as illustrated below.


This menu contains all of the available items at the farm level

Farm Level Tools

See also Farm-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the available items at the list level.

Manage ControlPoint Panel

See also List-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the available items for managing the ControlPoint application as well as other hierarchy-independent functionality.

Manage ControlPoint Panel

See also Manage ControlPoint Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the available items at the site collection level.

Site Collection Tools

See also Site Collection-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User Guide.


This menu contains all of the available items at the Web application level.

Web App Tools

See also Web Application-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the available items at the site level.

Site Tools

See also Site-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the items that display in the Actions and Analysis panel of the left navigation pane when a ControlPoint operation is initiated—or ControlPoint For Site Admins is launched—from within a SharePoint site.

Site Admin Menus

NOTE:  For ControlPoint to be accessible from within a SharePoint site, ControlPoint Menus for Site Settings and/or ControlPoint for Site Admins must be activated, using the procedure(s) for Making ControlPoint Accessible from within SharePoint.

See also Site Admin Default Menu Items in the Quest Metalogix ControlPoint User's Guide.


This menu contains all of the right-click items at the user level.

User Level Menus

See also User-Level Default Menu Items in the ControlPoint User's Guide.


Customizing ControlPoint Menus

From the ControlPoint Menu Maintenance page, ControlPoint Application Administrators can create custom menus to meet specific needs of different administrative groups.  

NOTE:  ControlPoint's base menu structure (SharePoint Hierarchy, Manage ControlPoint, Favorites, and Search Hierarchy panels) cannot be modified.


Guidelines for Creating Customized Menus for Different Groups of Users

If there are groups of ControlPoint users that should have similar rights to SharePoint and ControlPoint functions, the ControlPoint Application Administrator should first define groups for these users from within the ControlPoint Configuration site.  See Setting Up ControlPoint Users and Groups.

When setting up users and groups and granting access to the ControlPoint application, ControlPoint Application Administrators should consider the roles of various groups of users in the organization to determine the features to which they should have access.

Example 1:  Adding Frequently-Used Items to a ControlPoint Menu

If there is a SharePoint function that is used often by administrators in your organization, you can add that item to a custom menu.  For example, if you frequently need to check a timer job status, you can add an item to a farm-level custom menu which links directly to the appropriate Central Administration page.

Farm Menu Custom

Example 2:  Restricting Access to Advanced Functionality

The items for managing Sensitive Content and Anomalous Activity Detection are on the original" Manage ControlPoint menu provided by Quest (that is, ManageCP.xml).  In the left navigation pane, these items display in the Manage ControlPoint panel.

Manage ControlPoint Panel with Sentinal

If you do not want the majority of administrators to have access to ControlPoint Sentinel functionality for aomalous activity detection,, you may want to create a customized Manage ControlPoint menu from which these privileges have been removed, and then restrict their access to the original ControlPoint-ManageCP menu.

Manage ControlPoint Panel NO Sentinal

You could then use this menu as the "default" menu on which additional customized menus are based.

Example 3:  Groups with Access to a Subset of Features

If there is a group of users in your organization primarily responsible for monitoring storage utilization, you may want to create a group for these users.  You can then create a customized ControlPoint menu that contains only items they need (in this example, SharePoint Summary Report, Storage Analysis tools, and Trend Analysis), while eliminating items that they might not need (such as Activity Analysis tools and additional Content Analysis tools) and/or should not have access to (such as tools for managing Configuration and Users and Security), by restricting their access to the original ControlPoint menu files.

Farm Level Tools SOME

You can also customize menus in this manner for the Business Administrators group if you want to "override" the security trimming imposed by ControlPoint original menus.  (That is, you can create menus that give Business Users either more or less functionality than is provided by default.)

Additional Factors to Consider

By default, all custom menus inherit users and permissions from the ControlPoint Menus document library, which in turn inherits from the ControlPoint Configuration site collection.  However, you can break this inheritance and assign unique permissions to individual menu files (that is, to restrict access to the original menus).  

Additionally, if a user has permissions for more than one menu with the same target location (for example SharePoint Hierarchy- farm level), the menus are "merged" for display in the left navigation pane, with items unique to each menu preserved and duplicate items eliminated.

You should keep these factors in mind when planning and deploying customized menu.  Use the information in the following table for guidance with some common scenarios.

If you want to ...

Then ...

include one or more additional items to which all users should have access

·Create a custom menu file at the appropriate level.

·Add the item(s).

·Ensure that all users have read access to the menu file.

restrict access by any group to either a ControlPoint original menu or a custom menu

·Break the inheritance of the appropriate menu file(s) from the permissions of the ControlPoint site collection.

·Remove the group's permissions to the file(s).

create a custom menu to which only some users should have access

·Create a custom menu file.

·Set unique permissions for that file so that only certain users/groups have read access.


Accessing the ControlPoint Menu Maintenance Page

To access the Menu Maintenance page:

From the Manage ControlPoint tree, choose ControlPoint Configuration > Menu Maintenance.

Menu Maintenance

Note that, if custom menus have already been created, they will display in the Saved Menus grid.

Menu Maintenance SAVED


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