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Introducing Quest Reporter : Reporting Examples : Action-enabled Reporting

Action-enabled Reporting
Using Reporter’s action-enabled report templates, you can enumerate and display network data, and edit the report data displayed on screen. You can take immediate corrective action on the objects listed in the report. This is useful for making mass changes to objects and object attributes. For example, if you generate a list of locked user accounts, you can right-click the objects in the report and specify that they be unlocked.
Action-enabled reports are always executed using the credentials of the user running the Reporter console. Since Quest Reporter adheres to Windows’ security, you must be assigned the appropriate administrative rights to apply the actions against the objects shown in the report’s grid.
Behind the scenes, action-enabled reports use action scripts (actually VBScripts) to make requested changes to the attributes that appear in the report. There are a number of predefined action scripts shipped with Quest Reporter that make the action-enabled script capability ready to use right out of the box - no coding or additional installation is needed. These predefined scripts are designed to support making changes to the same information that you would otherwise change using native tools. You can also copy and modify these scripts to suit your specific needs, or you create your own scripts.
Action scripts can be used to change either objects or attributes that appear in the report. For more information, see Setting Up Action Scripts to Run on Action-enabled Reports.
Action-enabled reporting should occur regularly to maintain tight security controls and minimize operational impact. With it, you not only collect, store, and report on your environment, but you can also run action scripts on the results to resolve security issues or perform bulk changes.