SharePoint Information about the server configuration

If you start reading this, you might got into a situation where you want to build up a second farm which has the same configuration as your first farm. But farm 1 is hardly documented or even nothing documented. Or in case you just want to find out, what’s your configuration. There fore i posted two links in the bottom of this article. There you’ll find a prepared script to read your configuration which is really great. What is prepared in the script?

  • Retrieve Web Application information.
  • Retrieve custom layout information.
  • Determine how SharePoint designer access is configured.
  • Retrieve information about alternate access mapping
  • Retrieve information about content databases
  • Retrieve database properties for each database
  • Retrieve information about all SharePoint Products installed in the farm, and the versions of all updates installed for each product.
  • Retrieve farm information
  • Retrieve information about the servers in the farm
  • Retrieve information about installed features
  • Retrieve information about globally-installed site templates
  • Retrieve information about deployed solutions
  • Retrieve information about sandboxed solutions deployed in a site collection
  • Retrieve information about claims authentication
  • Retrieve information about installed Help
  • Retrieve information about the logging levels that have been set
  • Retrieve information about the sites in the farm
  • Retrieve ULS logging information
  • Retrieve information about accounts registered in the configuration database
  • Retrieve specific information about the certificate authority
  • Retrieve information about content deployment jobs
  • Retrieve information about the Mobile Messaging account.
  • Retrieve information about the service applications in the farm
  • Retrieve information about the services running in the farm
  • Retrieve information about InfoPath form services
  • Retrieve information about common Web service settings
  • Retrieve specific information for the Access Services service application
  • Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application
  • Business Data Connectivity Service
  • Retrieve information about data connection files. Excel Services Application
  • Managed Metadata Service
  • PerformancePoint Service Application
  • Retrieve search information
  • Security Token Service Application
  • Retrieve information about the security token service used for incoming SOAP messages.
  • Retrieve information about the State Service.
  • Retrieve information about the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
  • Visio Service
  • Web Analytics Service Application
  • Word Automation Services

I can recommend to read this technet article. There you’ll find a prepared script, to get information about your SharePoint Server and its configuration, installed features and more.

Technet Article for SharePoint 2010

Technet Article for SharePoint 2013


The article or information provided here represents completely my own personal view & thought. It is recommended to test the content or scripts of the site in the lab, before making use in the production environment & use it completely at your own risk. The articles, scripts, suggestions or tricks published on the site are provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

About Karsten Schneider 312 Articles
Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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