Setup Instructions: SharePoint On Premises

How to Track SharePoint On Premises websites with Angelfish

If you use Angelfish Software v2.4+, please use the new Help Center:


Briefly, here's how it works:

  • SharePoint sits on top of IIS
  • IIS creates web server log files
  • Angelfish creates reports by reading the IIS logs

Once you've installed Angelfish, here's what to do:


1) Find the IIS Log Files

IIS log files typically have a name of “u_exYYMMDD.log”, where YYMMDD is the year/month/day of the data contained in the file. The IIS logs should be located here

C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC<Site ID>\


IIS uses a different Site ID for each website. You can find the Site ID by opening the IIS Manager application and clicking the Sites node – the Site ID will be listed in the column next to each site name. More info here:

For example: if your SharePoint Site ID is 2, the IIS logs will be located here:


If you have multiple Web Front Ends (WFEs), you will need to create a Datasource for each WFE.

Admin Essentials (look at the Datasources section)


2) Create a Profile

If you haven't already watched the “Create a Profile” video, it can be viewed here:

Profiles Overview

We have a short list of recommendations for new SharePoint profiles - they can be seen here:

Configuration Tips for SharePoint Profiles


3) Process Data and View the Reports

Click the Process Data button in the Run/Data Management tab to start processing data.  Once processing is complete, click the Profile Name in the All Profiles screen, or the “View Report” button in the Profile Config.

If you don't see any data in the reports, please verify the Datasource is configured correctly (i.e. the Location field matches log files, not just a directory), then delete data and reprocess.

If you need help, please open a support ticket:

How to Open a Support Ticket

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