Pre-requisites for Monitoring Microsoft SharePoint

To pull the desired metrics from a SharePoint server/farm, the eG tests need to be configured with the credentials of a user with the following privileges:

  • The user should be part of the SharePoint Farm Administrators group;
  • The user should have shell admin access to all databases in SharePoint
  • The user should be part of the following groups on the eG agent host:

    • Administrators
    • WSS_ADMIN_WPG
    • IIS_USRS
    • Performance Monitor Users
    • WSS_WPG
    • Users
  • The user should have full control access to each web application that needs to be monitored on the SharePoint server;
  • The user should have read and execute access to the eG agent install directory.