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Timeline of File Reporter Product Enhancements

New in Version 2.5

Custom Query Reports

In addition to built-in reports, you can generate custom query reports by crafting your own database queries. The report data is extracted from the scan and generated into a report in delimited text format or a custom report layout via the new Report Designer.

Custom Query Report Designer

Custom query report data can be further customized for layout and presentation from a Windows workstation with the Report Designer.

Desktop Report Viewer

Stored reports can now be downloaded and viewed from a Windows workstation with the Report Viewer application.

Early Access to Analytic Tools in Development

The release of Version 2.5 includes early access to analytic features in a new tool set that can be run from a Windows workstation.

New in Version 2.0.2

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

With the release of Novell File Reporter 2.0.2, supported databases now include both PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Configuration Dashboard

A new configuration dashboard is the means of managing the product licensing and sequentially configuring and administering the database, NFR Engine, and Web Application.

Reporting on Administrative Shares

Novell File Reporter can now report on administrative shares in Windows file systems.

Support for Microsoft Server 2012 R2

Novell File Reporter 2.0.2 fully supports Microsoft Server 2012 R2.

New in Version 2.0.1

Advanced Filtering

With the introduction of Novell File Reporter 2.0.1, you can use advanced filtering capabilities so that your File Data reports include only the data you want. Boolean filtering is available through a new Filters tab.

Microsoft DFS Namespace Support

Distributed File System (DFS) namespace technology helps Microsoft network administrators group shared folders located on different servers and presents them to users as a virtual tree of folders known as a namespace. Novell File Reporter now presents these namespaces as available storage resources that can be reported on.

New in Version 2.0

Advanced Architecture

To provide expanded reporting capabilities Novell File Reporter 2.0 was built on a new advanced architecture that supports:

  • Simultaneous integration with eDirectory and Active Directory
  • An SQL database
  • Web-based administration

Easier Configuration and Management

All of the complex DSI installation and configuration tasks have been replaced with a simple installation and configuration wizard. Once installed, all management tasks are performed through a browser-based interface.

New Reporting Capabilities

Novell File Reporter 2.0 has a much stronger tie-in to network directory services. File Reporter 2.0 authenticates to a primary identity system (either eDirectory or Active Directory) and then through a proxy, establishes a connection to the other identity system. You can be connected to one Active Directory domain and many eDirectory trees at the same time.

New Reports

In addition to the extensive file report types in Version 1, Novell File Reporter 2.0 introduces:

  • Permissions reports that identify who has access to a particular file or the access rights of a particular user
  • Trending reports that show the growth of data on a Novell volume or Windows share over a period of time
  • Detail reports that are specific to an individual user, file type, file, and more
  • Aggregate reports that report on file and folders located on storage resources in eDirectory and Active Directory

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