To prepare for replication agent history gathering
The “SQL Server logs daily collection” includes jobs that gather all of the data that the Knowledge Pack is designed for.
Note: If C2 logging is turned off in your environment, disable the “SQL Server C2 log collection” job.
The task’s schedule is disabled by default. To enable the schedule, open the task’s properties and select the Schedule enabled option. The default schedule specifies that collection takes place daily. If necessary, adjust the schedule and rename the task appropriately.
The site from which data is collected includes only SQL servers from the same domain as the InTrust server by default.
If you want to automatically create and store reports on schedule, add a final reporting job to the task and include the reports you need.
For more information about working with tasks and jobs, refer to the Auditing Guide.
Reports provided with the Knowledge Pack are grouped by source as follows:
These reports cover users’ login, account management and database management activity. Events for the reports can be gathered with two data sources:
|Error log||These reports cover SQL Server maintenance and logons. If you need reports based on other events, use the “All events in Error log” report with appropriate filters. Reports on Error log events are based on the “SQL Server Error log” data source, which gathers all Error log events.|
These reports cover the history of replication agents (both general and miscellaneous).
Knowledge Portal lets you work with reports interactively. This data view application enables you to:
To start working with the Knowledge Portal it is required to specify some of the security settings and data source properties.
Before you can view reports, you have to configure the data source to connect to the product database. Data sources are databases that store the information used in the reports.
It is also required to configure access rights to provide the report users with access to reports they need. These rights are assigned through specifying appropriate SQL Reporting Services role to a user or group account.
After the Knowledge Portal is properly configured open the InTrust Manager and launch a chosen task to create reports you need. Make sure that a reporting job is included in this task. Then in the Knowledge Portal click the Reports tab in the left tabbed pane and select the corresponding report. To view a report, select the View Report option in the right pane.
For detailed information, see Leveraging Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Integration for Advanced Reporting.