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I inherited a farm and I need to document the solutions/features being used. At this point, I think I'll need to write some PowerShell or a console app to do this, but just wanted to throw the question out there to make sure I wasn't missing some nifty free utility.

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  • Do you need more than just the list of solutions and features, which you can see on Central Administration?
    – Mihai
    Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 23:34
  • Is this for 2010 or 2007? Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 0:49
  • I'm looking for a list of solutions, plus their corresponding features along with where the features are activated. I need this for both 2007 and 2010. Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 13:39

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A quick way to get a view of what is being used where is with the stsadm command enumallwebs using the addtional parameters supplied with the October 2009 Cumulative Update:

stsadm -o enumallwebs -includefeatures -includewebparts -includeeventreceivers -includesetupfiles -includecustomlistview
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  • It looks like this is going to be the solution. Thanks SPDoctor Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 19:56
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"Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint" can generate a Word document that extensively documents your SharePoint environment. It is a commercial application, and as such requires licensing; however a 30 days trial is available at: http://www.spdockit.com/

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    My team generated something similar in PowerShell pretty quickly. The license looks pretty steep all things considered. Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 0:52
  • To me the question was about a single use scenario, which is why I expect the 30 days trial to be a valid option for a quick resolution :) Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 5:30
  • The DocKit looks useful, but beyond my budget. Also, the trial version is limited: "* - Trial version only produces limited information in the generated documentation and limits the number of objects that can be compared" Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 13:49
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SPM SharePoint Manager - http://spm.codeplex.com/

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  • While this may theoretically answer the question, we prefer inclusion of the essential parts of the answer here, and to provide the link for reference. See answer for general guidelines.
    – SPDoctor
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 9:03
  • wilco SPDoctor.. relatively new here.. thanks for the link to 'answer'.. Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 14:10
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Shane Young's got a pretty good blog post on how you can extract every solution package in your SharePoint 2010 farm with a PowerShell script: http://msmvps.com/blogs/shane/archive/2011/05/05/using-powershell-to-export-all-solutions-from-your-sharepoint-2010-farm-and-other-fun.aspx

John

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  • I've already extracted the solutions. I'm trying to determine if they are actually being used. Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 13:45

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