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Enterprise Reporter 3.2.2 - Configuration Manager User Guide

Product Overview 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 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
Troubleshooting Issues with Enterprise Reporter Appendix: PowerShell cmdlets Appendix: Encryption Key Manager Appendix: Log Viewer

Refining Your Scope with Exclusions

This step can be done in conjunction with the inclusions. Exclusions refine your scope further. Use the browser, a query, or the Import option to exclude scopes. For more information, see Importing Computers to Your Scopes .

For example, you can add a computer, but exclude a specific folder; or add a domain and exclude a specific OU. The following rules are used to process your exclusions:

For an Active Directory® discovery, excluded objects are processed after included objects. Any OU or container that is included below an excluded one in the AD structure will not be included, as the exclude will take precedence.

Filtering in the Browser

It can be difficult to find the objects you are looking for when you are selecting your scope. To address this, you can use filtering in the browser. Filtering starts from your selected location, and is applied one level down. For example, if you filter at the domain level, the filter is applied to the first level containers. You remove filters one at a time, starting with the last filter you applied.

In the Apply filter to box, type your search string.
Click Apply Filter.
Click Undo Filter to remove the last filter applied.

Using Queries to Define Your Scopes

Queries can be used on their own or to complement explicit scopes for the following types of discoveries:

Queries allow you to define a set of criteria that will be resolved when the discovery runs. For example, you can create a query that looks for computer names that contain "Finance" across an entire domain. When the discovery runs, the query will run and resolve a list of targets. Queries can be run against a particular domain, a container in a domain, or against all child domains of the domain you are currently logged in to. By default, queries create an included scope, but you can modify it to be excluded if you want.

Click Add.
If you get a warning message to select an Active Directory domain, click OK to close the message, then expand the Available Scopes list of Active Directory domains, select one and then click Add again.
Click Add scope using a query.
To choose a specific container or OU to target, click Browse, locate the target and click OK.
From the Find list, select Computers, Organizational Units or Custom Search, then make your selections on the tabs shown.
Click OK to save your query.

Using Subnets to Define Your Scopes

You can use subnets on their own or to complement explicit scopes for the following types of discoveries:

Specifying a subnet allows you to specify a group of targets for a discovery based on their IP addresses. By default, a subnet mask is included in the scope, but you can modify it to be excluded.

Click Add.
Click Add Subnet.
Optionally, click Edit Subnet Credentials to enter credentials that override the node credentials or the alternate credentials for this subnet. For more information, see Using Subnet Credentials .
Click OK to add this subnet to the selected scopes.
Click the Edit button.
Optionally, click Edit Subnet Credentials to change the credentials for this subnet.
Follow the steps To include a scope using a subnet.
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