No longer being maintained

07/02/2013
We are sorry to announce that this solution is no longer being maintained and we have no plans to provide a SharePoint 2013 version. The reason for this is primarily because Martin Kearn (the main author of the solution) no longer works with SharePoint and now focusses on Windows 8 apps so does not have the expertise to update the solution. Our understanding is that this should work relatively well on SharePoint 2013 but 'your mileage may vary'. Thank-you to everyone who has supported and contributed to this project over the few years it has been active. During this time there have been nearly 20,000 downloads and plenty of enthusiastic comments, which is great to see.

Latest Update

  • 06/06/2010:: v1.6 uploaded! Updated with various bug fixes and minor architectural changes. Please carefully follow the Installation Guide.

What is the Purpose of the Site Directory for SharePoint 2010?

SharePoint 2007 used to have a type of Site Called Site Directory which provided a directory of all sites that had been created. In SharePoint 2010, this feature has been dropped. This solution has been developed to fill the gap in SharePoint 2010. The solution follows the same basic principle of the Site Directory in SharePoint 2007 but adds some commonly requested features.

What does Site Directory for SharePoint 2010 do?

There are three main components to the solution, they are:

Site Listings List: A basic SharePoint list which stores an entry for each site that is picked up by the Scan Job.

Scan Job: A timer job which scans Web Applications for sites and updates or adds to the Site Listings list. Supports exclusions, three different ways of identifying Site Owners and can be configured for multiple Web Applications, each with their own schedule.

Delete Broken Listings Job: A timer job which checks each Site Listing to see if it exists. If it does not then it keeps a count of how many times it was missing and then removes the listing once a configurable number of missed scans is reached.

Refer to the Solution Description under documentation for a full description.

Refer to the Issue Tracker to see and vote on new features we are thinking about.

Last edited Feb 7, 2013 at 12:42 PM by martinkearn_msft, version 38