SharePoint Farm Reporter Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter requires the following settings to be configured to generate reports.

Settings

Description

SQL Server Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter maintains its application database(s) in SQL Server. To create and maintain database in SQL Server, specify the SQL Server (Enterprise / Standard / Developer / Express edition) and authentication method. The user account specified must have sufficient privileges to create and delete the database in SQL Server.

Directory Server Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter uses the Directory Server to retrieve AD information like group membership, user information etc. Specify the Global Catalog Server for the Directory Server Name and the corresponding user credentials.

Email Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter will use the SMTP Server and From Address to e-mail the reports to the respective recipients.

IIS Log Files Directory

SharePoint Farm Reporter uses IIS log files for generating a few reports. Specify the IIS Log Files Directory for each front-end web server in the SharePoint farm to run such reports.

Audit Settings

Specify the events that should be audited for documents, Items, lists, libraries, and sites within the site collection. If you are enabling Audit for the first time, SharePoint will begin auditing the selected events from the configuration date/time.

Profile Manager

SharePoint Farm Reporter can store your logon information for SharePoint sites using Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet. The stored profiles will be used to connect to SQL Server when necessary.

Export Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter will use the Export Path and File format as default settings to export the report.

Publish Settings

SharePoint Farm Reporter will use the Publish URL, File format and File option as default settings to publish the report.