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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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25.3. Exploiting Usage-Reporting Features

One of the cool features that SharePoint Designer exposes is the ability to consume usage data from the Web server for a Web site and then generate report views indicating usage information, such as page hits, visiting users, and the Web browsers and operating systems being used to access the Web site. However, because this feature relies on the Web server usage data, you have to ensure that this data is generated and available for use at the Web server. Fortunately, FPSE and SharePoint allow for accumulation of usage data at the Web server.

25.3.1. Enabling usage reporting for Web sites

To enable the generation of usage data on an FPSE site, you have to perform some administrative work on the Web server. On Windows 2003 servers, FPSE 2002 allows for the creation of usage data by using the owsadm command-line tool. For example, to create usage data for a Web site that has the IIS identifier 87257621, you can use the following command:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\50\bin>owsadm -o usage -p /lm/w3svc/87257621.

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For more information on how to generate usage data on FPSE sites, visit this Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889363.

Once the usage data has been created, you can open the site in SharePoint Designer to view the usage reports that are generated based on the usage data created on a Web server. Figure 25.4 shows a sample of the usage data for an FPSE site. You might need to refresh ...

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