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Site Administrator for SharePoint

SharePoint monitoring, usage reports & policy management for centralized governance

Gain insight into your on-premises, online and hybrid SharePoint environments (2007, 2010 and 2013) while streamlining time-consuming management, auditing and security tasks with Site Administrator for SharePoint from Dell Software.

Site Administrator’s powerful capabilities help centralize management and policy enforcement actions, including:

  • SharePoint monitoring and discovery
  • SharePoint reporting
  • Delegated access
  • Comprehensive security control
  • Operational auditing
  • Powerful growth forecasting and management

Features

  • Complete discovery and reporting–Better understand your SharePoint environment by identifying all SharePoint servers and sites across your network–even those you didn’t know existed. Now you can get enterprise-wide discovery and granular reporting that covers your entire environment.
  • Delegated access–Empower content owners to access, schedule and export reports, as well as manage permissions, on the content they own. Now you can give content owners the tools and reports they need so you can free up your time from tedious management tasks.
  • Enhanced pre-migration reporting–Accurately scope and prioritize your migration. You’ll be able to quickly discover the true extent of your environment with useful reports to prioritize your content before migrating.
  • Comprehensive security control–Protect your valuable SharePoint content by managing and monitoring the users who have access to that content. Quickly search for users and access rights across the entire environment, including those granted permissions via SharePoint groups, Active Directory or broken inheritance and then modify rights and enforce policies from within the search results.
  • Operational auditing–Reduce the time spent discovering events in your environment. Easily track user activity and security modifications across sites and site collections in order to reduce the amount of time spent analyzing native audit logs and reporting back to the content owner.
  • Powerful growth forecasting and management–Protect your environment from out-of-control growth and content sprawl. You can save time by centrally managing, enforcing, reporting and restructuring content and permissions across your entire SharePoint environment with a single interface.

Sys Reqs

Before installing Site Administrator for SharePoint, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Hardware requirements

ProcessorIntel® Pentium® 1 GHz processor (x86, x64) or equivalent
Memory512 MB of RAM
Disk Space1 GB of available hard disk space for installation and log files

Site Administrator database is used only for configuration information. It requires up to 100 MB of space.

Operating SystemOne of the following:
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86 or x64) SP1 or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 or x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86 or x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Note that for SharePoint front-end servers running Windows 2008, it is required to install IIS 6 WMI compatibility component.


Software requirements

Software requirements RequirementDetails
Access to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server to host a repository database for Site Administrator for SharePoint

One of the following:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Express, Standard or Enterprise edition)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Express, Standard or Enterprise edition)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Express, Standard or Enterprise edition)

Other

Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 SP2

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 for Security Explorer

Browser requirements

Browser requirements RequirementDetails
Browser

One of the following:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11

Google Chrome (latest)

Mozilla Firefox (latest)

Upgrade and compatibility

To upgrade Site Administrator from an earlier version to 5.2, run the Site Administrator for SharePoint 5.2 setup.

The new version of Site Administrator for SharePoint requires new license 5.X. After the upgrade, the product will use the Try Me license 5.X for 30 days. When the 30-day period expires, you will need to update the license.

To upgrade Site Administrator - Security Explorer, uninstall the older version, and then install the new version of Security Explorer.

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Discover SharePoint

Discover SharePoint

Site Administrator for SharePoint enables you to consolidate management of SharePoint farms, servers and sites. The Discovery tool within Site Administrator's Information Portal will discover any SharePoint 2003, 2007 and/or 2010 instances and servers across your network, including those where you don't have administrative permissions.

Report and manage SharePoint

Report and manage SharePoint

Site Administrator for SharePoint's welcome dashboard introduces administrators and delegated business content owners to our comprehensive approach to SharePoint reporting: making reports and dashboards intuitive, easy-to-use and aligned with business scenarios. Drill down into these four tiles – security, user activity, content and IT infrastructure – to increase visibility into SharePoint while reducing the time it takes to report, act upon and enforce governance policies. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Control security

Control security

Protect your valuable SharePoint content by managing the users who have access to your content. With Site Administrator, you can quickly search for users and access rights across the entire environment, even users granted permissions via SharePoint groups, Active Directory or broken inheritance, and then modify permissions rights from within the search results and reports. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Analyze user activity and operational auditing

Analyze user activity and operational auditing

Reduce the time spent figuring out what's been happening in your SharePoint environment. Site Administrator tracks user activity across sites and site collections, aggregating content and security modifications in easy to read interactive reports for analysis and decision making by both administrators and business content owners. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Manage content and growth

Manage content and growth

Protect your SharePoint from out-of-control growth and content sprawl as well as plan for future expansions. Site Administrator enables you to run a report and then within that same report act on and enforce content versions and structure across your environment as well as monitor growth trends over the length of time you specify. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Understand your IT infrastructure

Simplify Your QuickPlace Migration

Get quick insights into your SharePoint infrastructure across the enterprise. Site Administrator gives you a bird's eye view of all servers and databases across multiple farms and SharePoint versions. From here you can easily drill down into details on any farm, web application, site collection or site.

Prepare before you migrate

Prepare before you migrate

Reduce your migration risk by accurately planning, scoping and prioritizing your SharePoint migration. With Site Administrator, you can quickly discover the true extent of your environment and use in-context reports to prioritize your content before your migration starts to ensure a smooth project with no surprises. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Delegate access and management tasks

Delegate access and management tasks

Free up your time from tedious management tasks by empowering content owners to manage permissions as well as access, schedule and export reports on the content they own. Through a secure, web-based interface, Site Administrator gives content owners the tools and reports they need without compromising your security policies. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

Advanced permissions management with Security Explorer

Advanced permissions management with Security Explorer

Extend your permissions management with Site Administrator for SharePoint's Security Explorer (included). A single permissions management tool designed for SharePoint administrators to manage all SharePoint permissions across multiple sites. Security Explorer that ships with Site Administrator can give you exactly that. Security Explorer simplifies all aspects of SharePoint security, including advanced tasks like permissions backup and restore, cleanup of deleted AD accounts, or permissions management. Report >> Act >> Enforce.

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