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Configure SharePoint Health Analyzer rules in SharePoint 2013

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary: Learn to configure SharePoint Health Analyzer rules by using Central Administration.

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You can accept the default settings for each health rule, or you can change settings for a health rule by using Central Administration.

To configure health rules by using Central Administration
  1. Verify that the user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. In Central Administration, on the home page, click Monitoring.

  3. On the Monitoring page, under Health Analyzer, click Review rule definitions.

  4. On the Health Analyzer Rule Definitions page, click the rule that you want to configure.

  5. In the Health Analyzer Rule Definitions dialog, click Edit Item.

  6. Edit one or more rule fields, and then click Save.

    To leave the rule unchanged, either dismiss the dialog or click Cancel.

Each health rule has configurable fields, which are described in the following table.

Configurable fields for SharePoint Health Analyzer rules

Configurable field Description

Title

The name of the health rule. You can rename a health rule to clarify its functionality. The title is the name of the rule as it appears in the Health Rule Definitions list in Central Administration.

Changing the title does not affect how the rule runs.

Scope

You can set a health rule to run against all servers or any server. If set to any server, the rule will run on the first available server that the system encounters.

Schedule

You can schedule a health rule to run hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or on demand only.

Enabled

You can select or clear this check box to enable or disable a health rule.

Repair Automatically

You can specify whether a health rule automatically attempts to repair errors that it finds. If this option is selected, SharePoint 2013 will repair errors as soon as they are found, as defined by the rule.

NoteNote:
If no repair is specified by the rule, the system does not attempt to repair the problem.

Version

Version history enables you to track the changes performed on each rule. The version number is updated every time that the rule is saved. The version number does not affect how the rule works.

Each health rule has read-only fields, which are described in the following table.

Read-only fields for SharePoint Health Analyzer rules

Read-only field Description

Version

The current version number of the rule.

Created at

The date and time that the rule was originally created and the user account that created the rule.

Last modified at

The date and time that the rule was last changed and the user account that created the rule.

For more information about SharePoint 2013 monitoring configuration, see Configure monitoring in SharePoint 2013.

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