Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Enable usage statistics in SharePoint

Following the procedure described here you can enable the usage statistics in a MOSS site collection. Basically you need to enable logging in the farm, in the SSP and in the site collection. After the usage data is being collected you can view it from:

  • Browser: Only the last month through Site Actions à Usage Summary.
  • SharePoint Designer: Open your site with SPD and go to Site à Reports à Site Summary. More info: Use reports to measure site performance and usage
  • Using the object model: Through the API you can collect the information and make your own statistics.

Remember that you can use any other system based on javascript to collect information about the site usage like Google Analytics or WebTrends

1 comment:

Rich Finn said...


Wanted to make a comment on something I've found to assist others reading this post.

If you move the location of the log files to a new directory, other than '\12\Logs', make sure that that the machine-groups WSS_ADMIN_WPG and WSS_WPG have Full Control on the new directory on all servers in the Farm.

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