Thursday, April 17, 2008

Configure usage reporting







Usage reporting is a service that enables site administrators, site collection administrators, and Shared Services Provider (SSP) administrators to monitor statistics about the use of their sites. Usage reporting also includes usage reporting for search queries that can be viewed by SSP administrators for search and site collection administrators.

After usage reporting is enabled, site administrators and site collection administrators can view site usage summary pages that have the following information for their sites and site collections:

Requests and queries in the last day and the last 30 days.

Average number of requests per day over the last 30 days.

A chart of requests per day over the last 30 days.

A list of the top page requests over the last 30 days.

A list of top users over the last 30 days.

A chart of top referring hosts over the last 30 days.

A chart of top referring pages over the last 30 days.

A list of top destination pages over the last 30 days.

Top queries for the last 30 days (if search usage reporting is enabled).

Search results top destination pages (if search usage reporting is enabled).

SSP administrators for the search service can view a search usage reports page that tracks the following information.

Number of queries per day over the previous 30 days.

Number of queries per month over the previous 12 months.

Top queries over the previous 30 days.

Top site collections originating queries over the previous 30 days.

Queries per search scope over the previous 30 days.

Site collection administrators for the SSP site can view a usage summary page that tracks the following information:

Total amount of storage used by the site collection.

Percent of storage space used by Web Discussions.

Maximum storage space allowed.

Number of users for all sites in the hierarchy.

Total hits and recent bandwidth usage across all sites.

Site collection administrators can also view a site usage report that includes monthly and daily page hit totals filtered by the following criteria:

Page

User

Operating system

Browser

Referrer URL

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 Reporting section, 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 Logging section, select Enable search query logging.
4.Click OK.






1 comment:

SharePoint Usage Reports said...

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