Novell File Reporter 2.0.2

February 18, 2014

1.0 New in Version 2.0.2

Novell File Reporter 2.0.2 includes the following new features:

1.1 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Support

Supported databases now include both PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

1.2 Configuration Dashboard

The configuration utilities for the NFR Engine, Web Application, and database have been reworked, and a new configuration dashboard has been added to replace the initial configuration wizard.

1.3 Custom Report Font

A custom font can now be specified for report data.

1.4 Support for Administrative Shares

Administrative shares for Windows servers, such as C$ or ADMIN$, are now exposed for scanning and reporting.

2.0 Improvements

The following improvements have been made to Novell File Reporter 2.0.2:

2.1 Database Performance Enhancements

Various indexes have been added to improve database query performance.

2.2 Allow Edit of Unformatted Flag

Report definitions can now be marked as Unformatted or not Unformatted after initial report creation.

2.3 Include Processing of Primary Group Membership

For Active Directory environments, full membership processing for Primary Groups is now enabled.

2.4 Include Processing of Computer Objects in Group Membership

For Active Directory environments, computer objects are now included in processing of security groups.

3.0 Bug Fixes

Novell File Reporter 2.0.2 includes the following bug fixes:

3.1 Web Application

  • The Folder Summary screen now displays items in a paged view to reduce the change of script errors when a large number of files is displayed.

  • When using Internet Explorer, text memo dialogs no longer have wrong line spacing.

  • A field has been added to report free space on the NFR Engine data volume.

  • The user interface messaging that appears when a scan job is cancelled has been improved.

  • The misdirection of selected pages in a report has been corrected.

  • When filtering by a scan policy, folder count inconsistencies have been resolved.

3.2 NFR Engine

  • In cases where there is not enough free space to decompress a scan, the NFR Engine now reports a failure for the scan, rather than retrying to decompress the scan.

  • The NFR Engine now starts automatically when the host server is booted.

  • Administrators now have the ability to include custom operating systems in a computer object search.

  • For Permission scans in eDirectory, the NFR Engine no longer fails to process implicit security equivalence relations for container subordinates.

  • Scheduled reports no longer fail to generate in some cases with the message SSC: No data found for policy xx, aborting.

  • Security principals in eDirectory with Delete rights to a server object are no longer incorrectly marked as having Supervisor access in the associated file systems.

  • The incorrect processing for membership of Distribution groups in Permission scans (in some cases) has been corrected.

3.3 NFR Agent

  • The NFR Agent now starts automatically on Windows Server 2012 host when it is booted.

  • Scan failures resulting in -3 Unhandled Exceptions for the entire scan have been resolved.

  • With NFR Agents on Windows scanning eDirectory volumes, the rare occurrence of scan data being collected from a volume on a different server where two volumes have the same volume ID has been fixed.

3.4 Reporting

  • Slow reporting as a result of large databases has been improved.

  • Multi-byte characters are now displayed properly in PDF exports of reports when a proper font is selected for the new Report Data Font option.

  • In Storage Cost Reports, the Size and Size on Disk categories now report the proper data.

  • Reports now specify the last scan date in the list of report targets.

  • The option for selecting unformatted reports has been added to next form so that it can be changed for reports.

  • In a Comparison Report, if all paths for the target and source match, this is now indicated.

4.0 Known Issues

The following are known issues with Novell File Reporter 2.0.2:

4.1 Identity System Limitations

  • Single label DNS domains are not supported in Active Directory environments.

  • Windows DFS Standalone mode is currently unsupported

4.2 Scanning and Data Collection

  • Permissions scans currently do not include LSA (Local Security Authority) privileges.

  • Permissions scans for Active Directory environments do not currently enumerate group memberships for local groups.

  • Permissions scans for eDirectory environments do not currently include Inherited Rights Filters (IRFs).

  • File System scans in eDirectory environments cannot collect the Compressed File Size on NSS volumes.

4.3 Reporting

  • Drill-down links to Detail reports from Summary or aggregate file system reports only work in the context of the Web Application. They do not work with exported reports such as PDF.

  • Permissions by Identity reports for Active Directory do not properly reflect the “Everyone” group.

  • Permissions reports for eDirectory environments show Inherited Rights Masks (IRMs), but do not include them in calculated rights for trustees.

  • Permissions reports for eDirectory environments do not currently include Inherited Rights Filters (IRFs) for display or calculation of file system rights inherited from eDirectory.

4.4 NFR Engine

  • The NFR Engine might fail to restart if the database is unavailable after restart. If this happens, you must start the NFR Engine manually.

4.5 NFR Agent

  • During a Directory Quota operation in Active Directory environments, an attempt to stop the NFR Agent might appear to be unresponsive.