Monitoring usage data for personalization
Updated: April 10, 2008
Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2008-09-16
Site administrators, site collection administrators, and Shared Services Provider (SSP) administrators for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can monitor search queries for personalized content and usage data for My Sites, other personalized sites and site collections, and the Shared Services Administration page.
To configure usage reporting, a farm administrator must first enable Windows SharePoint Services usage logging for the farm that hosts the sites and site collections. The SSP administrator enables and configures the usage reporting service. Then, site collection administrators can activate the reporting feature to enable usage reports on the site collection. For more information about enabling usage reporting, see Enable usage reporting.
After usage reporting is enabled, administrators can monitor statistics about the use of their sites and use that information to increase visibility of personalized content to enable more efficient collaboration across the organization.
Usage reporting statistics are available for the following personalized content:
The site collection for the My Site host location
Individual personal sites
Personalization sites that use the personalization site template to deliver content that is personalized for each viewer
Search queries for people and other personalized content
Administration pages for Profile Services on the Shared Services Administration site
Usage reports can be viewed from the Site Settings page by any site administrator or site collection administrator. Administrators can view Site Settings by clicking on the Site Actions menu. The menu is only available for site administrators.
Administrators can monitor usage reporting for all sites or for other services, but this topic focuses on monitoring usage data for personalization.
The following tasks are performed to monitor usage data for personalization: