I just inherited a SharePoint farm and am trying to sort through everything and figure out whats going on. Are there any tools built-in or 3rd party that can show me the current configuration details? I know powershell probably has some useful get commands as well, but I'm not very familiar with it. The old admin has very little as far as original set up and change management, so I'm a little lost.
SharePoint is huge and has settings at every level from the Farm right down to the individual list item. Trying to create a comprehensive list of all of these settings is almost impossible so it is usually better to simply use the tools already built into SharePoint.
The three main settings locations are :
Both the Site Collection Settings and Site Settings can be accessed while viewing your sharepoint site and choosing
Also, since you just inherited the farm, make sure you have all of the right passwords for all of the service accounts used in the farm, particularly the Farm and Setup accounts.