Farm Settings Comparison

It’s common for an administrator to have several SharePoint farms running on similar hardware, but their performances vary due to different configurations. In those situations you might like to find out how one farm is configured differently from another, so you could tune its performances. Take periodic snapshots of the SharePoint farm configuration, and easily compare any changes made in the period between two selected snapshots.


Compare Wizard - compare farms, web apps, site collections, permissions or web.config files

Compare SharePoint Farms

Comparing farms can also be critical in cases where your organization has multiple farms for different purposes, e.g., DEV / Production / QA / Staging Farms with different number of servers. SPDocKit enables you to create configuration snapshots of each farm. It does not matter if the farms are in the same domain or location, you can still compare them.

Track Changes using Snapshots - this is the result of Web applications compare.

Additional Compare Options

In addition to comparing Farms, you can also compare Web Applications, Site Collections, Permissions and Web.config Files. SPDocKit enables you to choose Web Applications from the same or different SharePoint farms and compare their configurations with snapshots.

Excel export of farm differences - navigate through sheets and use filtering options to check the most important data you need.

Export and Filter Results

The overview of differences is exportable, and you can choose to export in Excel and PDF formats. This way, you can save the results, share them with your colleagues, and examine them more closely using Excel’s filtering options. Here is a sample of SharePoint Differences Overview report.

Snapshots – Collections of your Farm Configurations

SPDocKit crawls your environment and takes a snapshot of your farm configuration. You can compare any two snapshots, regardless of timespan or type, and see whether there were any changes made since the most recent snapshot. There are two types of snapshots:

  • Manual snapshots you can create any time with one click.
  • Automatic snapshots that can be set to run periodically.

Snapshots - mark those with good configuration (excluded from data retention)

Mark Configuration as Good

The additional option – Data Retention for Snapshots – automatically deletes snapshots older than a specific date that you determine. Except that, you can mark those with good configuration and use it for your future reference – these snapshots won’t be deleted.

Reports subscription delivery

The email can contain full farm documentation and/or a document containing only an overview of differences. Choose the reports you want to receive via email, schedule their frequency, and specify the day and time you want them to be sent. Access your reports anytime, and pick your favorite delivery type:

  • Email delivery
  • Save to file share
  • Save to SharePoint