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  Asked By: Jacques    Date: Feb 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 11112

After running this SharePoint installation for three months and taking
it through 3 environments I have come to feel that the admin tools
selection is woefully inadequate in SharePoint out of the box. I have
started to evaluate some 3rd party tools for admin and backup/restore
and would love user input.

I would like to know what you guys are using for these areas, if you
like it or not, and why.

So far I have looked at some of the Quest stuff and also AvePoint.

Since the tools are not cheap I would like to do due dilligence in this
area.

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Feb 17

I've used AvePoint with 2003, and loved it. I currently use CommVault
for 2003, and will be looking to use DPM for 2007.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Feb 17

Idera's backup tool for SharePoint looks quite good.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Feb 17

Why have you decided to move from AvePoint to DPM with 2007? Don't you
lose a lot of the interesting site and permissions management
capabilities while still paying a hefty price?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Feb 17

AvePoint / CommVault are both a lot pricier. In addition, our licensing
agreement already gives us DPM 2007 ...so why not  use it. So far, I've
been very happy with DPM.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Feb 17

Take a look at ControlPoint - it has a lot of SP admin. functionality.

http://www.axceler.com/products/controlpoint.html

 
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