[SDP 5][A614A95E-1D3E-4069-B818-B1E9CD7385D9] Diagnostic SharePoint Engineer Troubleshooting Helper (SETH)


This SharePoint Engineer Troubleshooting Helper (SETH) manifest is designed to detect certain problematic conditions that may exist in the configuration of the server that is running Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Important The problematic conditions are checked only on the server on which this manifest is executed. To make sure that you have maximum coverage, we recommend that you run SETH on every computer in the Microsoft SharePoint farm.

This article explains the operation of this manifest file.

Required permissions

The rules in the diagnostic package leverage the SharePoint Windows PowerShell snap-in to get information about your farm. Therefore, the account that is used to run the diagnostic package must either be the farm account or have been given the required permissions through the Add-SPShellAdmin command.

Note The farm account is the account in which the timer service and central administration site's application pool are running.

Some rules in this diagnostic package also must have local server administrative privileges to use remote and local administrative tools and to access secure system locations such as the registry. The following table can be used to reference the permissions that are required for each rule.

Permission codeDescriptionRequired permission
1Use SharePoint Windows PowerShell cmdlets to interact with the SharePoint farm.Farm administration
2Run queries against SharePoint databases.Farm administration
3Access server administrative tools.Server administrative
4Access files and other resources on the server.Server administrative

More Information

This article describes the information that may be collected from a computer when you run SETH.

Information that is collected

Manifest results
System logs
Capacity planning
Configuration settings
Hardware/software requirements
Security information
Site collection
User profiles
Web applications

Additional information

Password sync report

The Password Synchronization Report is a new file that is generated starting with the release of SETH. Here is a sample output of this file that shows:

Password Synchronization Report Generated from SERVER1: 04/08/2011 10:51:13


Machine Name UserName Password Hash
======== ==================================== =================== ========================

SERVER1 0cbce7b825854b9d93b2610c3627533a contoso\user1 taggcB3Cg9kkSVLVZlCTyg==

SERVER2 0cbce7b825854b9d93b2610c3627533a contoso\user1 KU91YgOOM8CYdezeuhn96w==

SERVER1 SecurityTokenServiceApplicationPool contoso\user1 taggcB3Cg9kkSVLVZlCTyg==

SERVER2 SecurityTokenServiceApplicationPool contoso\user1 KU91YgOOM8CYdezeuhn96w==

SERVER1 SharePoint - 30699 contoso\user1 taggcB3Cg9kkSVLVZlCTyg==

SERVER2 SharePoint - 30699 contoso\user1 KU91YgOOM8CYdezeuhn96w==

SERVER1 SharePoint Central Administration v4 contoso\user1 taggcB3Cg9kkSVLVZlCTyg==

SERVER1 c408cf58b72d493da1925746dd8a0012 contoso\user2 LmbbRTCUtCxxfGHdq3l/nA==

SERVER2 c408cf58b72d493da1925746dd8a0012 contoso\user2 LmbbRTCUtCxxfGHdq3l/nA==

SERVER2 SharePoint - 80 contoso\user2 LmbbRTCUtCxxfGHdq3l/nA==

SERVER1 SharePoint - 80 contoso\user2 LmbbRTCUtCxxfGHdq3l/nA==
This information is sorted by UserName and Name (application pool). As shown in the sample output, the password hash for the 0cbce7b825854b9d93b2610c3627533a application pool has a different value on SERVER1 than it does on SERVER2. This indicates that the passwords do not match. This could occur because the password has been changed on one server but not on the other. As shown in the sample output for the SharePoint – 80 application pool, the password hash is identical on both servers in the farm. This indicates that the passwords are in sync.


For frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) for Windows 7, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

973559 Frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) when it is used with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Article ID: 2827335 - Last Review: Dec 1, 2015 - Revision: 1