Saturday, June 9, 2012

How to configure usage reporting in SharePoint ?

Before you enable usage reporting in a SSP, you have to first enable Windows SharePoint Services usage logging for the farm hosting the Web application containing the SSP.
Use the following procedure to enable usage logging for the farm.

Enable usage logging for the farm
1.      On the Central Administration home page, click Operations.
2.      On the Operations page, in the Logging and Reporting section, click Usage analysis processing.
3.      On the Usage Analysis Processing page, in the Logging Settings section, select Enable logging.
4.      Type a log file location and number of log files to create.
5.      In the Processing Settings section, select Enable usage analysis processing, and then select a time to run usage processing.
6.      Click OK.

Enable usage reporting
1        On the SSP home page, in the Office SharePoint Usage Reportingsection, click Usage reporting.
2        On the Configure Advanced Usage Analysis Processing page, in the Processing Settings section, click Enable advanced usage analysis processing.
3        In the Search Query Loggingsection, select Enable search query logging.
4        Click OK.

Activate usage reporting
After usage reporting is enabled for the SSP, site collection administrators must activate the reporting feature. Until the reporting feature is activated on a site collection, usage reports are not available.
Use the following procedure to activate the reporting feature.

1        On the Site Actionsmenu, click Site Settings.
2        On the Site Settings page,in the Site Collection Administrationsection, click Site collection features.
3        On the Site Collection Features page, click the Activatebutton for the Reporting feature.

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