We have just released SPDocKit 6.0.0

We have shipped SPDocKit 6.0.0. This is a major release with improved Compare Wizard, application settings management, refreshed and rebranded dark appearance, best practices customization and other enhancements. Read more about these new features.

Product version: 6.0.0
Build number: 29324
Release date: Feb 24, 2016

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  • A new built-in query will help you detect all lists with more than 5,000 items.
  • Extra details regarding errors that appear during load.
  • A new message box warning showing the user that the report currently being exported contains a large amount of data, and that this may influence both the memory usage and amount of time needed to finish the process.
  • Actions screen now has new buttons for easier application navigation – View Snapshots, Options, SharePoint Online Management, and Permissions Wizards overview.
  • Report grid messages are more detailed and directive about the missing data and exceptions that may occur.
  • Features Usage reports now have a warning regarding missing license details.
  • The Groups without Permissions report has been optimized.
  • The Job Definitions report has been included in the farm documentation.
  • The Job Definitions report now shows name of the job if the display name is missing.
  • Advanced Compare ignores the installation date on the Programs List report.
  • SPDocKit Extensions now support offline installation.
  • Farm overview reports can be excluded from the generated documentation.
  • The Snapshots tab is always visible when SPDocKit is installed on a workstation.
  • The Configuration Wizard will grant a role containing all of the required permissions to a specified service account. You can find this role under the name SPDocKit_service_role.
  • SPDocKit subscriptions will now automatically check to see if the checkout is required in the document library.
  • Advanced Compare ignores rule number and last changed date on the managed accounts report.
  • The Create Group Wizard allows you to add a group owner when creating a group.
  • New query properties: Allow Designer, Sandbox Solutions Enabled, Anonymous Access Enabled, Resource Quota Exceeded, Detaching Pages Enabled, Customizing Pages Enabled, Managing URL Structure Enabled.
  • The Load Wizard shows the full object URL and more detailed exception logging.
  • A warning will appear if verbose logging has been turned on for SPDocKit events.

Bugs Fixed

  • Resolved problem with “System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Invalid object name 'Options'.” exception when using a pre-created database.
  • Resolved problem with “System.ArgumentException: Log entry string is too long. A string written to the event log cannot exceed 32766 characters.” exception appearing when trying to write exceptions to the event log.
  • Resolved issue with List Hierarchy report duplicating list items.
  • Resolved issue with user display names not being properly resolved on workstation SPDocKit version.
  • Resolved problem with “Microsoft.Office.Server.Audience.AudienceInCompilationException” exception appearing when trying to load farm settings when Audience Compilation is running.
  • Best Practices Dashboard was missing proper column names when exported.
  • SQL alias not being detected when named same as the SQL Server instance.
  • If a “child” checkbox is unselected in the Best Practices dashboard, the “parent” checkbox was still shown as fully selected.
  • Resolved issue with Windows Updates report not working.
  • Loopback check validation was case sensitive.
  • The Temp Db file path check was case sensitive.
  • Resolved issue with “System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI: The hostname could not be parsed” exception appearing when trying to generate documentation.
  • Services on Server report couldn't be sent via subscriptions.
  • Resolved issues when documentation template is missing on server.
  • ULS logs loading didn't work when servers had a fully qualified domain name.
  • Storage Metrics report displayed only the site collection level in the exported report version.
  • Resolved issue with "System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined" exception appearing on the Search Content Sources best practices report.

Retired Features

SPDocKit 6 no longer supports SharePoint 2007 and SQL 2005. If you are a customer that uses any of these configurations, please use SPDocKit 5 to continue documenting your farms.

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