SharePoint Farm Reporter

Vyapin’s Admin Report Kit for SharePoint 2010 (ARKSP 2010) now takes a new form as ‘SharePoint Farm Reporter’

SharePoint Farm Reporter is designed to be a comprehensive reporting solution for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 collaboration platform. SharePoint Farm Reporter presents insights into events and activities that take place in SharePoint farms on a day-to-day basis. The solution will assist SharePoint Administrators, Site Administrators and Site Content Owners to take action with useful information about SharePoint farms.

With SharePoint Farm Reporter, you can analyze SharePoint 2010 farm events and activities from the audit, usage, security, policy, & configuration changes perspective.

Let us have a quick look at the new features and reports:

1)More than 90 out-of-the-box organized SharePoint reports across your server farm covers a wide variety of key business functions – configuration settings, content databases, content security, user & group permissions, policy administration, user activity & audit and aids in information management.
2)Complete lists of all the existing reports re-classified under five SharePoint Management categories
[Audit & Compliance, Security, Policy, Usage and Configuration reports] in a centralized application database as follows:
a)Audit and Compliance Reports: Addresses the internal audit and compliance needs such as HIPAA and SOX providing detailed information about the SharePoint farm activities (Who made changes, What Changes were made, Where & When).
Audit – Checked-In Items
Audit – Checked-Out Items
Audit – Copied Items
Audit – Deleted Lists
Audit – Deleted Sites
Audit – Group Member Changes
Audit – Item Actions
Audit – Page Visits
Audit – Permission Changes
Audit – Permission Level Changes
Audit – Profile Changed
Audit – Renamed Items
Audit – Restored Items
Audit – Search
Audit – Visited Items
Checked Out Documents (Library only)
Farm Features
Last Deleted Items
Last Modified Items
Newly Added Items
Sandboxed Solutions
Site Collection Features
Site Features
Web Application Features
Web Application User Permissions
b)Security Reports: Built-in Security Reports secures the SharePoint infrastructure by reporting on the configuration settings of SharePoint security and the permissions / rights granted for Users & Groups such as who has access to what on various objects at the Site collection, Site, List and List item levels.
tickAuthentication Providers
tickList Folders Security
tickList Item Security
tickList Permissions
tickSite Collection Administrators
tickSite Group Settings
tickSite Permission Levels
tickSite Permissions
tickSite Security
c)Policy Reports: Policy reports indicates business, data & information policy settings configuration in the SharePoint farm thus enforcing internal business policies to control information management in SharePoint.
tickBlocked File Types
tickRegional Settings
tickResource Throttling Settings
tickSelf Service Site Management
tickSharePoint Designer Settings – Site Collection Level
tickSharePoint Designer Settings – Web Application Level
tickSite Collection Quotas and Locks
tickWeb Application Use Confirmation and Deletion
d)Usage Reports: Usage Reports track, report & analyze the SharePoint farm usage by the User community.
tickContent Alerts
tickContent Databases
tickFile Types
tickInvited Users – Feature Status
tickList Activity
tickList Columns
tickList Hits
tickList Hits – Monthly Usage
tickList Item Metadata
tickList Item Summary
tickList Views
tickList Visits
tickList Workflow Settings
tickList Workflow Status – Canceled
tickList Workflow Status – Completed
tickList Workflow Status – Error Occurred
tickList Workflow Status – Failed
tickList Workflow Status – In Progress
tickList Workflow Status – Not Started
tickManaged Metadata Collection
tickPage Hits
tickPage Hits – Monthly Usage
tickPage Visits
tickRecycle Bin Summary
tickSite Activity
tickSite Collection Summary
tickSite Hits Summary
tickSite Hits Summary – Monthly Usage
tickSite Summary
tickSite Visitors
tickSite Visitors – Monthly Usage
tickVersion History
tickWeb Application Summary
tickWeb Pages
tickWeb Parts Utilization
e)Configuration Reports: Configuration reports generate the SharePoint configuration parameters at Web application, Site Collection, Web and List levels for better control and performance.
tickAlternate Access Mappings
tickAlternate Access Mappings – External Resource
tickData Retrieval Settings
tickList General Settings
tickList Templates
tickSite Collection Workflow Templates
tickSite Columns
tickSite Content Types
tickSite Settings
tickSite Workflows
tickWeb Application E-Mail Settings
tickWeb Application General Settings
tickWeb Parts
3)Provision to customize report headers: Select the ‘Headers’ tab to view and edit the report sub-headers’ details as desired.

Figure #1:
Customize Report sub-headers

report settings

4)Maintain Quick Reports, Custom Reports, and Power Reports (including all report task instances) in one centralized application database.

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