Configure SharePoint Health Analyzer rules in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn to configure SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint Server 2013 Health Analyzer rules by using Central Administration.

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Configuring SharePoint Health Analyzer rules

You can accept the default settings for each health rule, or you can change settings for a health rule by using Central Administration.

To configure health rules by using Central Administration

  1. Verify that the user account performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. In Central Administration, on the home page, click Monitoring.

  3. On the Monitoring page, under Health Analyzer, click Review rule definitions.

  4. On the Health Analyzer Rule Definitions page, click the rule that you want to configure.

  5. In the Health Analyzer Rule Definitions dialog, click Edit Item.

  6. Edit one or more rule fields, and then click Save.

    To leave the rule unchanged, either dismiss the dialog or click Cancel.

Each health rule has configurable fields, which are described in the following table.

Configurable fields for SharePoint Health Analyzer rules

Configurable field Description
Title
The name of the health rule. You can rename a health rule to clarify its functionality. The title is the name of the rule as it appears in the Health Rule Definitions list in Central Administration.
Changing the title does not affect how the rule runs.
Scope
You can set a health rule to run against all servers or any server. If set to any server, the rule will run on the first available server that the system encounters.
Schedule
You can schedule a health rule to run hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or on demand only.
Enabled
You can select or clear this check box to enable or disable a health rule.
Repair Automatically
You can specify whether a health rule automatically attempts to repair errors that it finds. If this option is selected, SharePoint Server will repair errors as soon as they are found, as defined by the rule.
> [!NOTE]> If no repair is specified by the rule, the system does not attempt to repair the problem.
Version
Version history enables you to track the changes performed on each rule. The version number is updated every time that the rule is saved. The version number does not affect how the rule works.

Each health rule has read-only fields, which are described in the following table.

Read-only fields for SharePoint Health Analyzer rules

Read-only field Description
Version
The current version number of the rule.
Created at
The date and time that the rule was originally created and the user account that created the rule.
Last modified at
The date and time that the rule was last changed and the user account that created the rule.

For more information about SharePoint Server monitoring configuration, see Configure monitoring in SharePoint Server 2016.

See also

Concepts

SharePoint Health Analyzer rules reference for SharePoint Server 2016