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Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox

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Administering MOM 2005 Reporting

If you skipped to this section from the beginning of Chapter 4 to install MOM 2005 Reporting before importing your management packs and reports at the same time, congratulations! You have saved yourself some re-work. Now that MOM 2005 Reporting has been installed and is functioning correctly, import the management packs with the processing rules and reports.

The report import process brings the report definition into the ReportServer database and creates the correct fields in the SystemCenterReporting database so the operational data is received when it comes over from OnePoint. It also creates a folder hierarchy that is seen in Report Manager in the Home folder as a peer-level folder to the Microsoft Operations Manager Reporting folder in Figure 8-10.

SRS is a product in its own right. Fortunately, just as in the case of SQL 2000, you do not need to be fully versed in SRS as a MOM administrator. In fact, the number and complexity of administrative tasks that must be performed to provide basic functionality are few and are really quite simple. There are a number of additional tasks that you will probably need to do, so this next section covers those as well. Once you get beyond enabling rudimentary functionality, how much more you provide depends on your business needs.

Required Administrative Tasks

By default, at the end of a successful installation and DTS transfer of data, the only group that can access the available reports is the Local Administrators ...

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