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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

Loading the Enterprise Reporter cmdlets

You can create a profile file that displays the list of Quest™ Enterprise Reporter cmdlets each time you open Windows Powershell®.

Using cmdlets to manage clusters and nodes

The examples in this section deal with the basics of Enterprise Reporter, which are clusters and nodes for the clusters. Without nodes, clusters cannot direct any work to be done and without clusters, nodes cannot do any work.

This section contains the following examples:

Creating a cluster

The New-ERCluster cmdlet creates a new cluster in Enterprise Reporter Configuration Manager on which discoveries can execute. Nodes are associated with this cluster, which can be installed on systems in remote locations to allow jobs to execute closer to the physical location.

In this example, the new cluster named Second Cluster is created.

Creating a node

The Add-ERNode cmdlet creates a new node that is associated with a cluster in Enterprise Reporter Configuration Manager. Nodes execute the jobs assigned to them by the cluster. A cluster can have numerous nodes installed on different systems, which allows for more efficient processing of jobs and returns quicker results.

This example involves a three step process. The first step encrypts the password used by the service account before sending it across the network. The second step combines the encrypted password with the service account into a new system object containing the credentials for the service account. The third step indicates the cluster, identifies the server where the node is to be installed, supplies the credentials, and defines how many jobs slots the node is to use.

Now the cluster named Second Cluster, which was created in the previous example (see Creating a cluster), has a node associated with it and is ready to run a job.

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