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February 2010

Giving away the keys, not the kingdom

SharePoint makes it easy to delegate administrative roles to other users, but you need a way to account for your delegate’s activities. One way of keeping tabs on your delegates is to monitor policy modifications. Although SharePoint doesn’t give you a great deal of granularity, you can view a summary of recent administrative actions that led to a policy modification. It’s an easy process that can yield big results. Before you begin auditing policy modifications or generating reports, you have to configure SharePoint to log site statistics. Begin the process by opening the Central Administration console and clicking on the Operations link. Next, go to the Logging and Reporting section and click on the Usage Analysis Processing link. At this point, you must select the Enable Logging check box and the Enable Usage Analysis Processing check box, and click OK. Enabling Portal Usage Reporting After logging is enabled, portal usage reporting is next. Start by going to the quick launch bar located on the left side of the Central ...

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