Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SharePoint 2010: Provision the Web Analytics Service Application


This posting presents the steps for provisioning a SharePoint 2010 farm's Web Analytics service application.

  1. Log into Central Administration under an administrator account
  2. Navigate to; CA > Application Management > Manage Service Applications.
  3. On the Service Applications ribbon, click New, and then click Web Analytics Service Application.
  4. Enter the appropriate information for these properties:
    1. Name
    2. Application Pool
    3. Application Pool Security Account
    4. Database Server
    5. Staging Database Name
    6. Reporting Database Name
    7. Data Retention Period
  5. Click OK.
  6. In Central Administration, navigate to: CA > System Settings > Services on Server.
  7. From the Server dropdown, select the farm Server on which you want to run the Web Analytics Web and Web Analytics Data processing Services.
  8. Start these services (Order is unimportant).
  9. In Central Administration, navigate to: CA > Monitoring > Usage Data Collection Settings
  10. Configure options as desired.
  11. In Central Administration, navigate to: CA > Monitoring > Configure diagnostic logging
  12. Configure options as desired.

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