Ran across a great little utility today that will probably gather more information about your system than you'd ever want to know. SPSReport which can be downloaded from CodePlex is designed to gather information about your 2003 or 2007 SharePoint installation and package it in a handy cab file that you can send off to Microsoft Support.
Another use that immediately comes to mind is if I was taking over a new MOSS installation and wanted to gather information about the system in one place. There are more user friendly tools to do this, however, this is free off of CodePlex.
You should also note that if you've moved your SharePoint log files to a custom location it currently has an issue incorporating that data into its Cab file. I'm sure the developer will fix that in future releases.
However, there are some interesting things that it gathers that I have used for my own review. Here's a sample log file to show you what it gathers:
All in all a good tool for certain uses.
|Mon 02/02/2009 18:41:33.98: Microsoft Platform Support Reporting Tool V188.8.131.52 - Portal - FULL - NOISY - OPEN begin |
Mon 02/02/2009 18:41:34.02: Initializing WMIC (if needed)
Mon 02/02/2009 18:41:37.98: Gathering Application Event Log
Mon 02/02/2009 18:41:50.87: Gathering System Event Log
Mon 02/02/2009 18:41:52.01: Gathering Processes List
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:12.90: Gathering list of services installed and their current state
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:14.96: Gathering Operating System information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:15.20: Gathering Group Policy Information with GPResult.exe
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:15.45: Gathering Hotfix timeline log
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:15.51: Gathering hotfix state information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:32.99: Gathering hosts file
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.01: Gathering ULS Log files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.04: Generating CAB file for ULS Log Files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.06: Preparing CAB package for ULS Log Files on SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.14: Completed generating SERVER_ULSLogFiles.CAB file for SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.14: Gathering PSC Diagnostic Log files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.18: Generating CAB file for PSCDiagnostics Log Files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.18: Preparing CAB package for PSCDiagnostics Log Files on SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.23: Completed generating SIRE_PSCDiagLogFiles.CAB file for SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.24: Gathering Windows SharePoint Services System Information (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions)
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.31: Gathering Office Server Registry Information (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office Server)
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:33.37: Gathering file version information from the SharePoint bin folder
Mon 02/02/2009 18:42:59.78: Gathering file version information from the OfficeServer bin folder
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:04.87: Gathering file version information for the GAC
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:09.18: Gathering IIS Metabase Snapshot
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:09.62: Gathering tasklist information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:09.71: Gathering Network Information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:10.75: Gathering Enviroment variables
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:10.75: Gathering scheduled task information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:11.04: Gathering IISWeb information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:13.07: Gathering SQL Template files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:13.11: Generating CAB file for SQL Template Files
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:13.11: Preparing CAB package for SQL Template Files on SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:16.25: Completed generating SERVER_SPSSQLTemplates.CAB file for SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:16.26: Capturing the boot.ini file
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:16.26: Capturing the NLB display information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:16.32: Collecting topology and system information via stsadm
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:45.23: Gathering hyperthreading information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:45.28: Gathering startup information via WMI
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:46.22: Gathering list of programs from the Add/Remove Program via WMI
Mon 02/02/2009 18:43:46.45: Gathering Event Log
Mon 02/02/2009 18:44:09.28: Gathering System Event log
Mon 02/02/2009 18:44:21.78: Gathering All Event logs in native format
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:49.94: Collecting Event Logs for SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:49.96: Preparing CAB package for Event Logs on SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:51.77: Completed generating SERVER_EventLogs.CAB file for SERVER
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:51.79: Gathering Installed HotFix Information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:51.83: Gathering list of QFE fixes installed via WMI
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:53.27: Gathering Internet Settings
Mon 02/02/2009 18:46:53.30: Gathering Windows 2003 System Information Report
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:07.37: Gathering SQL Server information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:07.38: Gathering SQL Server COM Information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:07.38: Gathering Microsoft SQL Server Information
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:07.43: Gathering file version information for Ole DB providers
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:08.37: Gathering file version information for Microsoft Single Sign-on
Mon 02/02/2009 18:49:08.37: Gathering MD5 sums for Ole DB providers
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