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Usage :

spprobe2010 [-help] [-farm] [-granular] [-webapp ["url"] ] [-sql] [-services] [-listitems] [-help] [-user ["userAccount"] ] [-servapp] [-farmadmins].

-help : Provides help on the tool usage.

-farm : Gets information about the compete SharePoint farm.

-granular : Gets detailed information about the compete SharePoint farm.

-webapp : Provides information about the webapp specified as the next argument.

-sql : Opens up an SQL interface to write queries to interact with SQL backend.

-services : Provides the list of services running on each server in the farm.

-listitems : Gets detailed information all items in the list, including permissions.

-user : Validates if the passed user is a Farm Administrator.

-servapp : Gets detailed information of Shared Service Applications along with Service Application Database access and status.

-farmadmins : Get the list of all the farm administrators in the sharePoint farm.


This is a very handy tool to find out detailed SharePoint Configuration and troubleshoot the issue related to configuration and backup. This tool would tell us what services are running on what servers in the SharePoint Farm and which of the servers is running the central administrator service. As we know the server running the Central Administrator Service should be the client in the backup policy for SharePoint Agent for NetBackup.

Apart for giving the detailed permissions on lists and list items, it find out if the SQL is Clustered, Does SharePoint setup is pushing data to the BLOB store.

This gives out details on Web Applications, Site Collections,  Subsites, Farm Administrators, Shared Service Applications, SharePoint Help Search Service and Shared Services Applicaitons and Application Proxies (SP2010 2010)

Imagine the effort it takes to manually check all this information on the SharePoint farm and note it down. This has all been automated in this tool.


For Example

Spprobe2010.exe –servapp

Service Application details

     1 : Service Application Type : Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.MossHost.AccessServerWebServiceApplication

          Service Application Name : Access Services  Status : Online

     2 : Service Application Type : Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreServiceApplication

          Service Application Name : Secure Store Service  Status : Online

          Database                 : Secure_Store_Service_DB_aeb4ab9522e9499fb0e98c8ca9b5a33f  Status : Online

          Account XXXXXXXXX\administrator has access : TRUE



     8 : Service Application Type : Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.MossHost.ExcelServerWebServiceApplication

          Service Application Name : Excel Services Application  Status : Online


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I am hoping this is the answer to my prayers.  Been working trouble ticket concerning the GRT Backup of SP2010 VM Farm, everything ends code 0; but NO SHarePoint objects!  Thank you!

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Can you let me know the problem in detail?

Does backup succeed and you are not able to see the SharePoint resources in Backup Archive and Retore GUI?

What version of SharePoint are you using?

What is NetBackup Version?

Are you taking backup with MS_SharePoint Policy or VMWARE policy to backup SharePoint Application inside the VM?


Gaurav Kaushal

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‎02-04-2013 01:01 PM
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