Sunday, April 10, 2011

SharePoint 2007: Enable usage analysis processing


In this procedure, you will learn how to enable and configure site usage analysis processing on SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise step-by-step.  All steps are performed using SharePoint 2007, version, hosted on Windows Server 2003 version 5.2.3790.  This walkthrough involves four steps: 1) enabling usage analysis processing for the farm, 2) configuring Office SharePoint usage reporting for the farm, 3) enabling reporting for the target site collection, and then 4) viewing the Site usage summary reports.  All references used in this procedure are listed in the References section, below. Good luck!

Step 1: Enabling usage analysis processing

Connect to your site's Central Administration page, and then select the Operations tab.

Scroll down until you see the Logging and Reporting group of action links.

Click the Usage analysis processing link.

Check the Enabling logging option and then check the Enable usage analysis processing option.  Configure the Run processing times as desired, and then click OK.  Don't try to view usage summaries just yet, or you will experience a warning.

Step 2: Configuring Office SharePoint usage reporting for the farm

Connect to the Shared Services of the target site collection.  Look in the Office SharePoint Usage Reporting group of action links for the Usage reporting link.

Click this link.

Check the Enable advanced usage analysis processing option.  The Enable search query logging option should already be checked, but if not, check it, and then click OK.

Step 3: Enabling Reporting for the target site collection

Open a new browser or browser tab, and then navigate to your target site collection.  On the Site Actions menu, select Site Settings.

Over in the Site Collection Administration group of action links, Click Site Collection Features.

Look for the Reporting feature.  If it is not already activated, click its Activate button, and then click OK.

Step 4: Viewing site usage summary

Look through the Site Collection Administration group of action links again, and this time click Site collection usage reports.

Given that you have just enabled and configured usage analysis processing, you will likely not have any usage statistics to view just yet. This completes this step-by-step walkthrough.


In this procedure, you have learned how to enable and configure SharePoint 2007 site usage analysis processing step-by-step.  Happy computing!

  1. Analyze site usage, Microsoft TechNet Library, 7/31/2008
  2. Enable usage analysis processing (Office SharePoint Server), Microsoft TechNet Library, 7/31/2008
  3. Configure usage reporting, Microsoft TechNet Library, 3/26/2009
  4. Enable Usage Analysis Processing in MOSS2007, kusek, SharePoint – The MOSS, 11/27/2006
  • None.

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