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As an administrator, is it possible through SharePoint, or some other tool, to view the webparts and configuration of other users sites & pages?

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Do you mean their personalizations to webparts and pages. –  Steve P Oct 14 '10 at 17:35
Yes... the personalized view. –  Bravax Oct 15 '10 at 8:38

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Aside from the normal access control a farm administrator can put you in the Site Collection Administrators group.

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The question relates to personalized views not to being able to view pages in general –  Steve P Oct 15 '10 at 14:49

We used screen shots a lot for resolving defects. If you have some kind of remote desktop sharing application, that might help.

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