SPDocKit uses only Microsoft provided and supported SharePoint APIs and PowerShell to retrieve information about the structure of a SharePoint farm. During load operations nothing is being changed in the farm structure.
Our load process does not require access to SharePoint databases with the exception of the SharePoint logging database that we use to gather feature usage. Access to this database is an approach supported by Microsoft to retrieve information about usage. SharePoint administrators using SPDocKit can choose not to connect to this database during load operations.
As long as the folder where snapshots are stored is protected, no one will be able to open these files. The files are not encrypted. This is handled by Windows NTFS permissions.
Permissions are stored in the SPDocKit database. You should protect the database and allow only authorized users to be able to connect to it. This is handled by the SQL Server’s built-in security features.
We use APIs, not HTTPS, to retrieve information. The product can only run on a SharePoint server, so there is no server-to-server communication that can be intercepted.
SysKit has helped some of the largest organizations worldwide to work around this issue by installing SPDocKit on a testing or non-production server. This is the best solution if you are unable to access the SP production server/farm.
SPDocKit can store your passwords and products keys in the farm documentation files. If you decide to enter these, you will be prompted to provide an additional password (master password) that will be used to encrypt these files with AES 256bit encryption. You will only be able to retrieve these passwords if you provide the master password again.
This article explains how to exclude the installation folder from antivirus scans in the following SharePoint applications:
Microsoft SharePoint Standard 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Standard 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
Microsoft SharePoint Standard 2010
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise 2010
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Standard 2007
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Enteprise2007
This folder may have to be excluded from antivirus scans when you use file-level antivirus software in SharePoint. If this folder is not excluded, you may see unexpected behavior. For example, you may receive “access denied” error messages.
Please configure your antivirus software to exclude the following folder from antivirus scanning:
In case you have a policy that you mustn’t exclude the whole folder, please configure your antivirus software to exclude the following file from antivirus scanning: