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Collecting and Storing Data for
QAS Reporting
The QAS Reporting node includes templates, a group of predefined templates that you can use for the scheduled collections.
QAS Reporting node
Unless you need to run the QAS Report templates against live data, you must schedule the templates to run regularly. This will ensure that the database is populated with the information needed for the successful generation of the QAS Reports. In most instances, weekly intervals will suffice. However, it is recommended that you evaluate your organization’s particular situation and schedule the templates accordingly.
To set up a scheduled collection
Expand Reporting | Collections.
Right-click Scheduled Collections and select New | Scheduled Collection. Click Next.
The list displays only the computers with RDCs installed.
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Click Add to send the scheduled collection to another computer, then select an install location for the RDC.
If there is an RDC installed on the computer, you cannot change the location. The installation directory box is only available if an RDC is not installed on the computer.
Select either Windows Authentication or SQL Authentication.
If you select Windows Authentication, the account provides the security credentials for collecting the data and storing the data to your database. The user name and password are entered in step 19.
If you select SQL Authentication, enter an SQL user name and password.
Click Next.
Select Direct to Database and click Next.
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Select Compressed Data and click Next.
For more information on data transport modes, refer to your Reporter Installation and Deployment Guide.
If you selected Compressed Data, enter the credentials that are required to run the services and click Next.
This account requires the right Log on as a service. This right is assigned automatically to the account if it is not already assigned.
Select Report Templates as the source for the scheduled collection, then click Next.
Select Browse by Report Category and navigate to the Templates subfolder.
There may be instances when a linked collection is not necessary. For example, if you do a collection on groups and decide to also link in users, you may not need to collect linked users if you have just done a collection on all the Domain users.
If you do not want to do a fresh collection on linked objects, select the Use linked data from the database’ check box.
Click Next.
Click Add to open the Object Picker dialog box.
Click OK to return to the Scheduled Collection wizard.
Click Next.
The logon credentials provided here are used to run the report template. This account is also used if you selected Windows Authentication for the database connections in step 4. For more information, refer to your Quest Reporter Installation and Deployment Guide.
Select the Send confirmation email after scheduled collection completes check box, then enter email addresses.
You can also enter subject and body information in the email. The email addresses receive a confirmation message each time a scheduled collection is completed.
You must configure SMTP settings before you can set the email addresses. For more information, see Setting up a Server for Email Notifications.
Click Next.