Introduction to Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers
Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers provides deep visibility into the configuration of Microsoft Windows Server, NAS devices and OneDrive for Business. Armed with this information, organizations can perform security assessments, configuration change history review, pre-and post-migration analyses, and more. You’ll know who can access your data, as well as whether it can be shared with others inside or outside the organization. As a result, you’ll be empowered to perform more informed strategic planning and proactive management of the IT infrastructure.
Extend your visibility beyond file servers and OneDrive to other on-premises and Office 365 environments with Enterprise Reporter Suite.
Gain insights into permissions for on-premises and cloud-based resources with easy-to-use reports on who can access:
Correlate disparate IT data from numerous systems and devices into an interactive search engine for fast security incident response and forensic analysis. Include user entitlements and activity, event trends, suspicious patterns and more, with rich visualizations and event timelines.
Gain visibility into the configuration of critical IT assets in Windows file servers, NAS devices and OneDrive for Business to comply with security best practices, internal policies and external regulations.
Determine which users and groups have access to resources across your entire environment, including both on-premises and cloud-based storage. Tighten security by removing any excessive access permissions using Security Explorer, which is included with Enterprise Reporter Suite.
Make sure each local security configuration is aligned with domain-wide policies. Check local security policies, membership of local administrative groups and other security configuration information stored in registry keys.
Capture historical configuration information on Windows Server and view detailed change history reports. Gain in-depth insight for historical analysis and compliance reporting.
Scale to Windows environments of any size. Schedule collections during off-peak hours to minimize the impact of data collection on network and server performance, and leverage the distributed collection architecture for load balancing.
Reduce database storage requirements and save more change history data by comparing Windows Server discoveries and storing only the changes.
Perform efficient, effective data analysis and satisfy the unique information needs of your organization using predefined reports or by creating new reports with even more attributes. Customize any report with advanced filtering, and choose from multiple formats, including PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, XLS, XLSX, CSV, text and images.
Ensure stakeholders get the reports they need when they need them with automated report generation and delivery and flexible scheduling.
Disk space requirements will vary with the Enterprise Reporter components you install:
The following operating systems are supported for Enterprise Reporter components.
NOTE: It is not recommended that the server or console be installed on a domain controller.
The follow versions of Active Roles are supported as targets of Active Directory discoveries. See the Active Roles web site for hardware and software requirements for your version of Active Roles:
Enterprise Reporter can be configured to send discovery information to the following versions of IT Security Search. See the IT Security Search web site for the hardware and software requirements for your version of IT Security Search.
The following versions of SQL Server® are supported for the Enterprise Reporter database. See the Microsoft® web site for the hardware and software requirements for your version of SQL Server®:
SSL Encryption of SQL Server Connections using Certificates
Enterprise Reporter can be configured to work with a SQL Server® instance. To secure communications while working with Enterprise Reporter, data sent over connections to the SQL Server can be encrypted using an SSL certificate.
The steps required to configure this encryption are as follows.
To obtain links to the following required software, open the Enterprise Reporter Autorun.
To collect Active Roles information, the following software is required on the computer where the Enterprise Reporter Configuration Manager is installed and on the computer where the Enterprise Reporter node is installed:
For more information and installation instructions, see the Active Roles Quick Start Guide. The following additional considerations are required:
To collect Exchange® 2007 information, the following additional considerations are required:
The following services are required on the Enterprise Reporter server and nodes.
The following services must be enabled on discovery targets for collections.
For more information see the release notes.
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