SharePoint 2010 Missing Generate File Plan Report Link

SharePoint 2010 is missing a Generate File Plan Report Link from the library setting.

Recently I created a SharePoint Site Collection using Publishing Site template. I noticed that the Generate file plan report link was missing from the Document Library Setting under Permission and Management menu. I found many articles describing the Generate File Plan Report feature in SharePoint 2010 but hardly find any article explaining how to enable it. I guess that link is not included in the template for a reason. Anyway, here are the steps to restore that link.

1. Log in to the Site as a Site Collection Administrator
2. Go to Site Actions, Site Setting, select the Site collection features under the Site Collection Administration

Figure 1
SharePoint 2o1o Site Collection Features


3. Look for Reporting and hit the Activate button next to it.

Figure 2

SharePoint 2010 enable reporting features

4. Navigate back to the Library Setting and the Generate file plan report link should be there.

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