MOM Reporting allows you to publish reports in several ways.
These reports can be made available through the MOM Administrator
Consoles and the Web Console, or from another location using
Internet Explorer. You can also configure Microsoft Operations
Manager 2000 (MOM) to automatically generate and publish
reports to HTML files or to a printer.
MOM provides flexible components that allow you to setup your
configuration groups in many ways. To support report generation and
publication, the default configuration values are set for
configurations where MOM Reporting, the Web Console server, and DAS
are installed on the same computer. Microsoft IIS must also be
installed on that computer.
As a best practice, install MOM Reporting on a separate node
from Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 to prevent memory and
CPU usage by Access from impacting performance.
The MOM installation program creates directories and sets
several configuration values to support HTML report generation and
When you install MOM Reporting, the installation program
creates a physical directory where the generated reports for that
MOM Reporting component are stored. The default location is Program
Files\Microsoft Operations Manager 2000\Event\Reports.
When you install MOM Reporting and the Web Console server on an
IIS computer, the installation program creates the MOM Reporting
virtual directory that points to the Reports physical directory on
that local computer.
In addition, if the database is not installed on that computer,
the installation program prompts you for the database computer
name. Then, if you have not installed another Web Console server
with MOM Reporting for that database, the installation program
stores the location of the MOM Reporting virtual directory in the
The Web Console server and the MOM Administrator Consoles allow
you to view Web reports. These interfaces access the reports
published in the folder that is specified in the database to which
they are connected. You can change the specified folder through the
MOM Reporting is configured to publish HTML reports to the
Reports physical directory on the local computer. You can change
this location through the HTML Properties window in MOM Reporting.
For example, you can save the reports to a shared location. Then,
users with Read permission to that location can use Internet
Explorer to view those HTML reports.
With the Web Console server and DAS on the same computer, the
Web Console server can use Integrated Windows Authentication. If
the Web Console server is not on the same computer as DAS, the Web
Console server must use Basic authentication.