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Introducing Quest Reporter : Glossary : R

A hierarchical database in Windows operating systems that contains configuration information about applications, users, and devices.
Report template
A predefined template containing an object category and corresponding attributes that is presented in a meaningful fashion. A report template requires a scope to be executed. Quest Reporter ships with over 180 unique report templates.
Reporter console
The main installation of Quest Reporter, including the MMC console and all the components necessary for the collecting, storing and scheduling mechanisms. This is the interface where you browse your network, manage object properties, schedule data collections and launch reports.
Reporter Data Collector (RDC)
A group of deployable components that allow execution of scheduled collections on a remote computer.
Report generation
The phase during which a report output is generated.
Root directory
The top-level directory on a computer, a partition, or volume.