With SPDocKit Pulse you can discover your SharePoint farms and servers and monitor their performance.

System Requirements

This chapter lists the minimum hardware and software requirements for the installation of the SPDocKit Pulse.

Notice: SPDocKit Pulse user must be a local admin on all monitored servers and has to have ‘SQL CONNECT’ permission granted on SQL instances.


  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later are supported (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher


  • An Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU that’s SSE2 capable
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1366×768 or higher resolution video card
  • 150MB of available hard disk space

Supported SharePoint Editions

The following SharePoint editions and additional products are supported by SPDocKit Pulse:

  • SharePoint Server 2016
  • SharePoint 2013
    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
    • SharePoint Standard 2013
    • SharePoint Enterprise 2013
  • SharePoint 2010
    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
    • SharePoint Standard 2010
    • SharePoint Enterprise 2010


Here is what you need to do to start using our application:

  • Unpack and run the SPDocKitSetupPulse.msi. The wizard will guide you through the installation steps.
  • Once installed, start the application from the Start menu or Desktop shortcut.
  • On first launch, configure AutoDiscover by selecting which Organizational Units to discover and track. These settings can be reviewed later.


Notice: Editing a farm or server in SPDocKit Pulse does not affect your actual SharePoint environment.

  • SharePoint Autodiscovery
  • Farm Performance Overview
  • Add servers to farm
  • Remove servers from farm
  • Export the list of farms and servers to Excel, and filter your data
  • Edit server roles
  • Edit farm names

  1. Does the Pulse product have to be installed on a server or can I install it on my desktop?
  2. SPDocKit Pulse can be installed either on a server or on a desktop. Actually, we recommend that you install it on a desktop in the same domain as the SharePoint servers that you wish to monitor.

  3. Is this an add-on to SPDocKit or a separate product?
  4. SPDocKit Pulse is a separate and free product created by the SPDocKit team.

  5. Can SPDocKit Pulse work in conjunction with the latest version of SPDocKit 6.3?
  6. There are currently no features in SPDocKit Pulse that will work in conjunction with SPDocKit.

  7. Does SPDocKit Pulse work from a workstation or the server?
  8. SPDocKit Pulse works from a workstation as well as from a server. We recommend that you run it from a workstation.

  9. Will SPDocKit Pulse be made available in a later enterprise version of SPDocKit?
  10. SPDocKit Pulse is a standalone product and is not part of SPDocKit.

  11. Does Pulse tie into my existing SPDocKit database and SPDocKit 6.3?
  12. SPDocKit Pulse is a standalone product and does not work in conjunction with SPDocKit.

  13. Is it possible to add a SharePoint farm manually to a Pulse dashboard?
  14. Currently this is not possible, but we are planning to work on this feature for a new version.

  15. Could you tell us the default thresholds for performance counters?
  16. CPU >= 90% error, >= 70% warning
    RAM >= 90% error, >= 75% warning
    DISK >= 90% error, >= 80% warning