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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.6.1 - for Office 365 Administration Guide

Preface The ControlPoint Configuration Site Managing Your Farm List Managing Your ControlPoint License 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 Registering and Re-registering the ControlPoint Online App for Modern Authentication 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

Using the Discovery Service

The ControlPoint Discovery Service is an alternative to the (default) ControlPoint FullDiscovery job, which runs as a Windows scheduled task.  The ControlPoint Discovery Service runs as a Windows Service, and is especially suited to very large SharePoint environments as Discovery run time can be significantly reduced.

O365 Discovery Service

The ControlPoint Discovery Service can be configured at the time ControlPoint is installed or upgraded, or at any time when the Configuration Wizard is launched.  See Configuring ControlPoint Services for details. Configure Services from wizard CPO

IMPORTANT: Before Running the Discovery Service

Before ControlPoint Discovery Service is run, make sure the Windows FullDiscoveryJob is disabled, via either:

· ControlPoint Schedule Monitor

CP Online Discovery Job DISABLED


·the Windows Task Scheduler.

PC Online Discovery Job Task Scheduler DISABLED

NOTE:  This job is disabled by default when the Discovery Service is installed.

Launching the Discovery Setup Application

You can use the Discovery Setup Application to

·change Discovery Service configuration and settings

·start or stop the Metalogix ControlPoint Discovery Service

·monitor the Discovery Service Queue

To launch the Discovery Setup application:

1Navigate to the location where the Discovery Service files reside (by default, C:\Program Files\Metalogix\ControlPoint Online\ControlPointFeatures\Services\Discovery)

2Open DiscoverySetup.exe (using the Run as Administrator option).

Discovery Service UI

Changing Discovery Service Configuration and Settings

From the Discovery Setup application, you can change the Discovery Service Configuration and Settings described below.

IMPORTANT:  After making any changes, remember to click [OK] to save them.

General Options

If you want to change Discovery Runtime settings, (by default, every night at 1 am, local server time), adjust  as necessary.

NOTE:  The Discovery Options (Configure Discovery to run under and SQL Server Connection String for xcAdmin Database) are specified at the time ControlPoint Services are configured, and normally should not be changed.

Discovery Service UI

Trace Settings

You can use the Discovery Trace Settings drop-downs to change the level of logging for individual Discovery components.

Discovery Service TRACE SWITCHES

Permissions and Site Analytics (Include/Exclude Options)

You can include/exclude the following individual components from the Discovery process:

·Permissions - Discover Permissions


§Discover Permissions (for analyses using cached data)

§Discover SharePoint/Global Administrators (that is, the SharePoint permissions of members of the SharePoint Administrators or Global Administrators group in Office 365)


·Site Analytics:


§Discover Storage

§Discover Web Parts

§Discovery Activity

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