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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Organizing the reporting environment and delegating access to reports

There is an old but valuable saying that goes Measure twice, cut once. The saying maps originally to the carpentry trade where, if you want to build a table, you will:

  • Plan for the size and dimensions of the table using a diagram
  • Buy the raw materials, which usually include planks of wood
  • Measure and cut the required wood to the right size
  • Build the table using your plan (diagram)

This ensures that you know what you are building and reduces the risk of wasting the wood due to incorrectly measured pieces.

The same principle holds for organizing the environment for the reporting cycle (plan, create, manage, and retire). This recipe provides recommended practices and examples on how ...

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