The "Report Configuration" functionality of Exchange Reporter Plus takes the Exchange monitoring data one step further by bringing the gathered information in the form of reports. The parsed and extracted information from is dynamically filtered against the Exchange elements and then displayed sophisticatedly. This helps in insightful vision beyond the raw data and actionable inputs from it. This feature allows addition of new reports.
Add new reports
In addition to the default reports offered, new reports can also be added. To add a new report,
Click on "Report Configuration" in the left pane.
Click on the "Add New Report" option at the top right corner.
Enter the "Report Name".
Select the "Report Category" from the drop down box.
Select the Exchange component.
Define the gathering interval.
Click on "Create".
In case of a compromise in Client Access Server connectivity, a test user (extest_<GUID>) needs to be configured.
What is extest_<GUID>?
Exchange Reporter Plus uses several cmdlets including Test-WebServicesConnectivity, Test-ActiveSyncConnectivity, and Test-OwaConnectivity to test connectivity and populate its monitoring reports. These cmdlets test connectivity to a mailbox through components and protocols such as ActiveSync, POP3, and IMAP4. By default, a system generated test user mailbox, extest_<GUID> is used for this purpose.
If this mailbox is not present in your organization, it can be created either through Exchange Reporter Plus or manually by using the Exchange Management Shell.
To create a test user mailbox manually:
Login as a Domain Administrator.
Open Exchange Management Shell.
Go to C:/Program Files/Microsoft/ExchangeServer/v14/Scripts.
Follow the next set of instructions prompted by Shell.
Once the test user mailbox is created, the connectivity reports will be populated with data after the next scheduled data gathering.
Instead of using extest_<GUID>, you can specify a mailbox in your organization created for this purpose. To make Exchange Reporter Plus use this mailbox, perform the following steps.
Click the Monitoring tab.
Go to the Report Configuration link on the left pane.
Choose server monitoring from the Select Category drop down menu.
To edit any report, click the modify button adjacent to the report name.
Choose the target Client Access Server.
Select the gathering interval.
Click the Advanced Settings link.
In Cmdlet Parameters, choose MailboxCredential from the drop down menu and enter in the credentials in the pop up window presented on the screen.
The connectivity reports will be populated with data once the next scheduled data gathering takes place.
To view available reports,
Click on Report Configuration in the left pane.
Choose the organization name.
Select the report category from drop down box.
The available reports are displayed in a table that provides a user the following options:
View the gathering interval and last instance of gathering, corresponding to a particular report.
Perform actions like enabling or disabling the reports.
Making modifications in the reports.
Delete a report (other than default/preconfigured reports.)
Option of "Run Now" to run a report for immediate data gathering.