Before looking at how we can view the report on SharePoint
Portal, let us see how we can view the report on the WSS site.
On WSS follow these steps to display the report.
Click on Site Settings.
Under Administration, click on the Site Administration link.
Under Management and Statistics, click on View Site Usage data.
The report will be displayed to you.
enough in the WSS site, but is it that simple on SharePoint Portal? Yes, but
there is no link provided as it is provided on the WSS site.
developers/administrators need to understand one important thing about
SharePoint Portal: it is a collection of WSS sites. SharePoint is built on top
of WSS sites. Once you have understood this basic principal, you will understand
that you can use some of the pages in a WSS site on SharePoint portal too.
So, in order to
display the report you need to use the following syntax for your sub areas. As
SharePoint Portal is made up of sites collection, you can go to any sub area
you are interested in and type the path for Usage Analysis Report page. The
syntax would be: <website>/<sub area>/_layouts/1033/usageDetails.aspx.
For example, in my scenario for etekglobal website home area, it would be http://etekglobal/_layouts/1033/usageDetails.aspx.
The way I got this syntax was to copy everything starting from _layouts from
the address bar on the WSS usage analysis report. So, when the administrators
would like to run reports for each sub area they can just go to the sub area
and instead of using the default.aspx, they can just paste everything beginning
with _layouts. That is all! You now have a running Usage Analysis Report.