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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

Generating a Key File

The Encryption Key Manager can be used to generate a new encryption key. If Enterprise Reporter contains credentials with passwords, selecting this option will force the decryption and re-encryption of all Enterprise Reporter user credentials. If the decryption of the existing passwords fails, the procedure is unsuccessful, errors are returned, and no key file is generated. If the decryption and re-encryption is successful, the procedure continues and the new encryption key is written to the secure Windows Credential Manager (not to be confused with the Enterprise Reporter Credential Manager). The user is prompted to export the new key to a backup file.

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Click the Generate Key button.
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Click OK to generate a new key file.
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Click OK to continue to export the key file to a backup file.

Importing a Key File

The Encryption Key Manager can be used to import an encryption key from an Enterprise Reporter backup file. This option requires the user-supplied password that was used to create the backup file. If Enterprise Reporter contains credentials with passwords, this procedure will decrypt and re-encrypt all of them and store the imported encryption key in the secure Windows Credential Manager (not to be confused with the Enterprise Reporter Credential Manager).

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Click the Import Key button.
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Click OK to import the backup file.
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Click OK to accept the successful import notification.

Exporting a Key File

The Encryption Key Manager can be used to export the current encryption key to a backup file encrypted with a user-supplied password.

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Click the Export Key button.
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Click OK to create the backup file.
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Click OK to accept the successful backup notification.

Resetting Credentials

The Encryption Key Manager can be used to erase all encrypted passwords used by the Enterprise Reporter Credential Manager when it is impossible to restore a valid encryption key. After using this feature, passwords for all credentials must be re-entered using the Enterprise Reporter Credential Manager. The Credential Manager will display a red key icon next to each account that requires a password.

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Click the Reset Credentials button.
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Click OK to erase all passwords for credentials stored in the Enterprise Reporter Credential Manager.
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Click OK to confirm that you wish to erase all passwords.
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Click OK to accept the successful reset notification.
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