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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

MS SQL Discovery: Include scopes

Click OK to close the scopes selection.
If desired, select Collect Group Members.
Click Next to continue to the Exclusions page.

MS SQL Discovery: Optionally refine your scope list with exclusions (Scope Exclusions and Global Exclusions)

There are two ways to refine the scope of your discovery. Both are accessed on the Exclusions page of the Create Discovery wizard.

Click the Global button to set global exclusions.
Click Next to continue to the Schedule page.
Click Add.
Click the Scope button to set scope exclusions.
Click Next to continue to the Schedule page.

Choosing Your NTFS Scopes

NTFS scopes determine what information will be collected when you run the discovery. There are a number of steps you should take to properly design your discovery.

See also:

NTFS Discovery: Best Practices

This section outlines some best practices to ensure the NTFS discovery and reports are optimized.

Only enable Include hidden shares if this data is needed. Selecting this option will cause a great increase in discovery time because all files on a server will be accessed through system shares such as C$ (C:\ drive) which are all the files and folders on the server.
Only enable the option to collect All folder levels if it is required.
Set the Folder depth to limit the collection to only the levels of folder structure required.
Only enable the option to Collect files and their basic details like size and attributes if file information is required.
Only enable the option to Calculate differences between folders and subfolders if the File and Folder Permissions with Differences report is required.
Enterprise Reporter 3.0 (and later) has a performance option to break up tasks by share. Enable Create a task per share for each computer to allow multiple nodes/threads to collect one large file server.
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