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Enterprise Reporter 3.2.1 - Configuration Manager User Guide

Product Overview Configuring the Configuration Manager
Starting the Configuration Manager Finding Answers and Getting Help An Overview of Enterprise Reporter Communications and Credentials Required Logged In User Details Setting Up Your First Collection Computers Modifying your Deployment Improving the Performance of Your Discoveries What does the status of a node or cluster indicate? Using the Credential Manager Changing the Credentials used by the Enterprise Reporter Server Configuring Global Settings Global Discovery Settings
Understanding Discoveries Creating Discoveries
Step 1. Create the Discovery Step 2. Choose what to include in your discovery (Scopes) Step 2a. Choose scopes for your discoveries
Choosing your Active Directory Scopes Choosing your Computer Scopes Choosing Your Exchange Scopes Choosing Your File Storage Analysis Scopes Choosing Your Microsoft SQL Scopes Choosing Your NTFS Scopes Choosing Your Registry Scopes
Step 2b: Choose scopes for your Office 365 discoveries Step 3. Schedule your Discovery Step 4: Review the summary
Managing Discoveries Troubleshooting Issues with Enterprise Reporter Appendix: PowerShell cmdlets Appendix: Encryption Key Manager Appendix: Log Viewer

Global Discovery Settings

There are settings which affect all discoveries of a given type:

Configuring Change History

For all discovery types except Azure® Active Directory, Azure® Resource, Exchange, Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive®, change history allows you to report on changes over time to the objects you collect. For example, if you choose to collect the change history for the NTFS discovery type, and a new file is added to a previously collected folder, you can see this reflected in a change history report.

You configure change history at a global level for each discovery. All discoveries of that type will collect this data. When you create a discovery, the Name page indicates whether change history is enabled for the discovery type.

In addition to the discoveries you can create and run in Enterprise Reporter, there is additional information that is common to more than one type of discovery, such as user accounts, groups or group members. To collect change history information for this data, enable change history for the Common discovery type.

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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Configure global change history settings.
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Click the Enabled or Disabled button to toggle the setting.
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Click Close.

Managing the Collection of Additional Attributes

Enterprise Reporter collects a pre-defined set of attributes for each object in a discovery. The attributes collected vary depending on the type of discovery, the object, and the version of Enterprise Reporter you are using. You can add and remove attributes collected by Active Directory® and computer discoveries. You can extend:

Active Directory® discovery attributes for users, groups, computers, organizational units, and service account.

Attributes you extended in previous versions of Enterprise Reporter may become default attributes in newer versions. In this case, the extended attribute is preserved to ensure that your reports continue to work, but only the default attribute is available for new reports.

When you add or remove attributes for a discovery type, Enterprise Reporter has to process them. This can take some time, during which any running discoveries of the type you extended may fail. You should perform the extension only after ensuring that no discoveries of that type are running or scheduled to run. Additionally, any attributes that are no longer being collected should be removed from any reports in which they were included.

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Ensure that no Active Directory® discoveries are running or scheduled to run while your changes are processed.
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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage attributes collected by Enterprise Reporter.
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Click Yes in the warning dialog box.
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In the Active Directory® section, click Extend.
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Click Get Schema.
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Click Apply.
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Click Close.
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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage attributes collected by Enterprise Reporter.
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Click Yes in the warning dialog box.
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Click Add.
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Click Add.
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Ensure that no Active Directory® discoveries are running or scheduled to run while your changes are processed.
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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage attributes collected by Enterprise Reporter.
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Click Yes in the warning dialog box.
If your logged in user does not have access to a domain in the forest whose schema you want to enumerate, right-click in the dialog box and choose Connect as user. Use the Credential Manager to select or create a user with the required credentials and click OK.
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Click Get Schema.
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Click Apply.
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Click Close.
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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage attributes collected by Enterprise Reporter.
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Click Yes in the warning dialog box.
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Click Apply.

Configuring IT Security Search

You can globally configure Enterprise Reporter to send information collected about Active Directory and Computers, NTFS, Azure Active Directory, Azure Resources, and Microsoft Teams to the IT Security Search Repository after every discovery. To be able to push collected data to the repository, the database account must have db-owner rights to the Enterprise Reporter database. The first discovery transmission includes all of the information collected for IT Security Search (based on your configuration settings). Subsequent discovery transmissions include only information that has been updated, is new, or has been deleted. You can view the statuses of the 100 most recent data transfers sent to the IT Security Search Repository or send all of the information in the database if maintenance or support issues occur.

For Enterprise Reporter to access the IT Security Search Warehouse Rest API, you must provide the appropriate host name, port, and credentials. This information can be obtained from the IT Security Search administrator.

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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage configuration of IT Security Search.
Select Use HTTPS to set the port number to 443.
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Optionally, click Test Connection to verify access to the host.
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Click System | Configuration.
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Click Manage configuration of IT Security Search.
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Click View Status.
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Optionally, click Send All to send all of the information in the database to the IT Security Search repository, review the confirmation, and click Yes to continue.
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