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MessageStats 7.6 - Reports User Guide

Viewing, Creating, and Editing MessageStats Reports My Reports and Corporate Reports Exchange Executive Summaries Reports Exchange Organizations Reports Exchange Server Reports Exchange Content Analysis Reports Exchange Mailboxes Reports Exchange Mail Contacts Reports Exchange Distribution Groups Reports Exchange Public Folders Reports Exchange Storage Reports Exchange Internet Reports Exchange Inventory Reports Migration Reports MessageStats Gathering Reports Appendix A: How to Read the Reports Report Filter Definitions

Configuring Report Parts

Parts are report components that contain either text-based tabular information (tables) or graphs that you can include in certain reports. You can select the parts that you want to include in a report and the order in which they appear.

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Select the My Reports node in the treeview, and click Configure Parts.
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Select a part in the Configured Parts pane and click Configure to select the settings for each part.
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Click OK to generate your report.
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Select the My Reports node from the treeview, and click Configure Parts.
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Click OK to generate your report.

About MessageStats Reports

MessageStats Reports provide a series of stock reports that provide a view of your Exchange messaging environment. The reports are grouped as follows:

My Reports contain the custom reports that you have created and saved. For information, see My Reports and Corporate Reports .
Corporate Reports contain reports that provide a high-level overview of your messaging environment such as Exchange. For information, see My Reports and Corporate Reports .
Executive Summaries contain high-level reports that can flag information that you may want to investigate. For information, see Exchange Executive Summaries Reports .
Organizations contain organization-level information such as message subject auditing and department-level information. For information, see Exchange Organizations Reports .
Servers contain reports that show email usage in your Exchange organization from a server perspective. For information, see Exchange Server Reports .
Content Analysis contain reports that show detailed item count and volume information for the items in public folder databases and mailbox databases. For information, see Exchange Content Analysis Reports .
Mailboxes contain reports that show the email usage in your Exchange organization from a mailbox perspective. For information, see Exchange Mailboxes Reports .
Mail Contacts contain reports about the users who use mail contacts most often in your organization. For information, see Exchange Mail Contacts Reports .
Distribution Groups contains reports about distribution group usage. For information, see Exchange Distribution Groups Reports .
Public Folders contains reports that provide information about public folder infrastructure and usage. For information, see Exchange Public Folders Reports .
Storage contains reports that show the free space and storage space in your Exchange environment. For information, see Exchange Storage Reports .
Internet contains reports that show information about activities between your Exchange environment and the Internet. For information, see Exchange Internet Reports .
Inventory contains reports that allow you to review the components of your Exchange environment. For more information, see Exchange Inventory Reports .
Migration contains reports that can be useful when you are planning to migrate mailboxes to a newer version of Exchange, or from a different messaging platform to Exchange. For more information, see Migration Reports .
MessageStats contains reports about MessageStats configuration and gathering status. For information, see MessageStats Gathering Reports .

Creating Custom Reports

MessageStats also allows you to create new custom reports to supplement the existing MessageStats Reports. The Web Reports Wizard facilitates the creation of custom reports.

You must have the appropriate security role, Report Author or higher, to create new reports. For more information, see Setting Security .

The Web Report Wizard consists of several pages. You do not have to access the pages in order. To access a specific page, select it on the list of pages on the left side of the Web Report Wizard

Select File | New | Custom Report.

Selecting a Data Source

First you select the source of the data for the report.

Click Next on the Welcome page of the Web Report Wizard.

When you select a data source, the description of the data source appears under the Available Data Sources list.

If you are creating a report that is similar to one of the standard reports, you can view the data sources for a standard report and incorporate them into your custom report.

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