Best Practices Reports

Validate your farm configurations and optimize them according to the latest SharePoint operational best practices. Keep up with the best and ensure optimal performance.

Best Practices Reports

SharePoint farms contain hundreds of different settings for Web Applications, Site Collections, Service Applications and other components that make SharePoint such an amazing platform for collaboration. Maintaining all these settings can be a difficult job, though, especially when there is more than one in-house administrator or a partner company is providing SharePoint services.


The built-in reports are based on an array of best practices, including TechNet SharePoint 2010 Operational best practices and SharePoint 2013 Operational best practices, known SharePoint software capacity and limits and other community based best practices.

With each new release Best Practices are extended with new reports. Our tool covers the following areas:
  • Configuration
  • Databases
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Maintenance
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • SharePoint Updates
  • Service Applications
  • SharePoint Software Boundaries and Limits
  • SharePoint Updates
  • Servers
  • Site Collection Health
  • Web Applications


View a full list of all available SharePoint Best Practices reports with descriptions or download here:


Best Practices Dashboard - the built-in reports are based on SharePoint community best practices, use them to check if your farm is configured properly

Built-in and Custom Reports

Best Practices reports in Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint come in two flavors: built-in Best Practices reports that are included in the product and custom Best Practices reports that you can create on your own.

Export Best Practices reports

Examine your farm settings according to the SharePoint best practices, generate reports, and easily export the entire documentation in Word format. See the example of the documentation below: