Recovery Manager for SharePoint Premier Edition
Migration Manager for Sharepoint
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Migrator for SharePoint Online
There are two ways to add a SharePoint farm to the managed scope of Site Administrator:
The server discovery contains the following steps:
Enumerating Network Computers
During discovery, Site Administrator for SharePoint searches the network for computers using Microsoft Windows Network as well as Active Directory:
Scanning Servers for SharePoint
Next, Site Administrator retrieves and processes information about the computers where SharePoint can be potentially installed. It checks each server for a SharePoint installation using the following:
Remote registry queries
Site Administrator searches specific Registry branches for the following SharePoint Services installation data:
This operation requires Read permission for the following registry keys:
IIS Metabase queries
Site Administrator requests the following SharePoint virtual server (web application) information from the IIS Metabase using WMI queries:
Querying the IIS Metabase requires local administrator permissions on the computer.
Site Administrator retrieves the following virtual server (web application) configuration information from the SharePoint configuration SQL database:
Site Administrator checks availability of discovered SharePoint web applications by sending HTTP requests to the computer ports specified in the Discovery Wizard (the default ports are 80 and 443). A computer is reported as a SharePoint server if the reply header value contains "SharePoint". This is the most common and reliable search method because it requires no additional access permissions and is not subject to traffic filters.
If none of the SharePoint virtual servers on a machine are listening on the ports specified in the discovery wizard and other checks fail due to insufficient permissions, the computer will not be identified as a SharePoint server.
Next, Site Administrator retrieves topology information and statistics from the SharePoint configuration databases using the OLE database interface.
Jennifer LuPiba is a senior product marketing manager on the Dell Software Windows Management team, helping organizations embrace the cloud, deliver next-generation applications, reduce risk and increase efficiency and enable the modern work styles.