Monday, 10 September 2007

Nothing appears in the site collection usage reports pages

Had the problem where the MOSS usage analysis processing logs were being created correctly in the default LOGS folder, but nothing appreared in the site collection usage reports pages.

Strangely, I could also successfully create reports in SharePoint designer and view the usage reports for each individual site at /_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx.

Well, surprise surprise it was a permissions issue. To get it working I added the local WSS_WPG account to the LOGS folder and gave it Read/Write/Modify permissions. However, even though there are log files dating back 1 month, the usage reports page only shows data from when I added the WSS_WPG account to the logs folder, so you will need to wait 24 hours before the first data appears.