Site Administrator for SharePoint by Dell

 
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Site Administrator for SharePoint by Dell

Site Administrator for SharePoint helps you understand and manage your entire SharePoint environment and gives you much-needed visibility into all SharePoint servers, site collections and sites. Utilize over 30 standard reports, build custom reports, set global policy settings, and manage permissions to help you proactively manage collaboration and ensure availability, security and compliance.

Site Administrator allows you to:

  • Discover and understand the extent of SharePoint
  • Establish security policies by managing all access and permissions to business-critical information
  • Validate the health and performance of SharePoint servers and sites
  • Analyze metrics, trends and user activity to provide quality information to stakeholders
  • Optimize IT’s time by issuing global policy configurations to all servers and sites

Understand the extent of your SharePoint

  • Auto-discovery of entire SharePoint
  • Interactive navigation tree of discovered results
  • Centralized management console

Make informed business decisions with comprehensive reporting

  • Enterprise reports
  • Audit reports
  • Traffic usage
  • Server reports           
  • Content reports           
  • User activity
  • Storage metrics Search stats 
  • Permission reports

Enforce consistent, global policie

  • Site content alerts
  • Lists and libraries
  • Auto deletion
  • Storage and quota locks
  • Subsite max
  • Content database settings
  • Users and permissions
  • Self-service site creation
  • General settings 

Awards: "Best of TechEd 2007" Award, "Best of TechEd 2008" Finalist

 

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4.0

Security explorer makes it worth the money

Site Administrator for SharePoint runs within the Quest Management Console for SharePoint, and is one of a suite of five products Quest provides for SharePoint. It includes four tools: a site browser, a report manager (the reports are not very useful), a policy manager (very few people use this) and a recently added Security Explorer.

The site browser is the core of the product. It allows you to browse through all of your SharePoint sites and the objects they contain, via a treeview control on the left. Right-clicking on any object in the treeview provides a submenu of various tasks. For instance, right-clicking on a document library gives you several options, one of which is "Customize". Choosing "Customize" brings the document library's settings page into the right pane of the management console. Being able to access and act upon all of your SharePoint sites and objects from one console like this is a real timesaver.

The "Security Explorer", which allows you to control all users and permissions for all of your SharePoint sites plus perform powerful filtered searches for users, groups and/or permission type, is a big plus. It's inclusion makes Site Administrator worth the price tag.

Product Reviews

Pros
Full featured product that includes a powerful security tool. See description.
Cons
Uses SQL Server Report Services, which makes it a bit hard to install. Because Site Administrator makes use of SQL Server Reporting Services for reporting, you need to own a copy of SQL Server 2005 and install SSRS (not always an easy task). You can create custom reports but only on the SharePoint data that Site Administrator exposes, which is not much. Also, the Security Explorer uses a "Script Logic" web service for some reason that kept giving me login errors when I tried to browse my SharePoint sites but I managed to get around it by putting my sites manually into the "Favorites" list. Since the Security Explorer was a purchased product which Quest just slipped into their SharePoint console, it seems that it's not completely integrated yet.
Version Reviewed
3.0
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4.0

Good

Good product. Makes it easy to navigate to the browser based administration screens. The reporting features also are a great addition. The Security Explorer is also a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Product Reviews

Pros
Security Explorer
Integration
Reporting functions
Cons
Having to license every Web Front End (WFE) server, even though product will function without.
Version Reviewed
v3.2.2
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4.0

Solid administration tools

Easy to setup and install. Security Explorer's site permissions backup is a life saver.

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Pros
Uses MMC style console
Uses SQL Reporting services
Cons
Site Permissions report is not a SQL Reporting services report and thus not schedulable in v 3.5.1
Version Reviewed
3.5.1
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5.0

Quest Site Admin Include Informational Portal & Se

We are operating likea hosting provider for a very large bank in Canada over 70,000 users.

We have a large shared farm
4 WFE's
2 APPS
1 INDEX/WFE
1 SQL Geo-Cluster

With Over 1TB of information
22 Web Applications
48 Content Databases
190 Site Collections

I can go on.. because this is simply available in realtime using Quest Site Admin. The new Information Portal is a great add on tool.

Primarily we use this product for creating rich reports.
Using the Quest Repository which is a inventory of your SharePoint environment you can query information without costing performance on your SQL Server using Web Services.

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Pros
SharePoint SQL Reporting
Group Policy Like Administration
Site Information Portal
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