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Squadron – How to document site hierarchy?

Posted by Jean Paul on April 30, 2013

Based on consultant requests, I have added the following functionality to Squadron.

· Document Site Hierarchy

What is Site Hierarchy?

Site Hierarchy represents the parent-child relationships between sites. A site can have number of sub sites under it. For example a site collection will be having SiteA, then SiteB under SiteA and so.

Site Collection

Site A

Site B

Site C

Let us see how to create such a documentation using Squadron.


Squadron is a Free SharePoint Administration tool available at


Step 1: Open Squadron, Explorer

After installing Squadron, execute it from start menu. In the appearing screen enter the URL & choose Explorer add-in from the left.


Step 2: Expand Menu Item

Now right click on the Explorer root node, choose Expand > Up to Site menu item.


This will expand all the nodes up to Site. Please note that there are Site Collection, Site, List & Item types.


Now we need to discard the Library items from the display. We can do it in next step.

Step 3: Hide Menu Item

Right click again & choose the Hide > All Lists option.


This option will hide all the List items from the display.


This completes our Site Hierarchy Documentation. For exploring new SharePoint Installations, the above hierarchical view should be useful.

Note on Refresh

For retrieving the items back, you can use the Refresh menu item. You can even manually expand the nodes to view all children.



Please note that the Menu is Context Sensitive. You can choose the particular node for the behavior.



In this article we have explored the Site Hierarchy Documentation feature of Squadron.

2 Responses to “Squadron – How to document site hierarchy?”

  1. mock draft said

    Hi there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting
    to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    • jeanpaulva said

      Hello Mock,

      You can use Windows Live Writer, it is a WYSIWYG editor with in-built support for wordpress, blogger blogs.
      Good adventure with blogging 🙂

      Jean Paul

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