I'm having troubles getting the popularity reports to show any information, they only show 0's for all days.

I've narrowed the problem down to the Event Store files not being created. I can see the .usage files being created and disappearing in the Request Usage folder but no recent dated folders in the Event Store. There are 3 folders for 5/20- 5/22 but nothing in Popularity reports for those days.

Other items of information:

  • The request usage db on the SQL server are also empty
  • Usage Data Import & Usage Data Processing jobs succeed
  • Running the command below does show some data that does look correct and the last time it processed was the date of the last Event Store folder: enter image description here

I can also see the Analytics and Page Requests receivers are online. I've seen a lot of posts where these receivers were disabled and gave instructions to re-enable. Does anyone know how to safely remove these receivers and add them again? Thanks for any help!

2 Answers 2


To remove the event receivers you need to call .Delete() method.


I have tried the reassignment of event receivers but still analytics folder is not getting updated with recent usage data.

Please let me know if anyone has solved this problem.

FYI - We faced same issue on test server, i tried deleting and recreating search service application which has resolved this issue on test server, but that is something i don't want to try with a production environment


Refer: SharePoint 2013 – Usage Analytics (the story)

Try checking receiver as mentioned in it

To remove you can try -

$ad.EnableReceivers = $false


$ad.Receivers.Add("Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Applications, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c","Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Analytics.Internal.AnalyticsCustomRequestUsageReceiver")

and then enable as mentioned in article

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