Configuring Automatically Published Reports

MOM Reporting allows you to publish reports (saved as HTML) and make them available through the MOM Administrator Consoles and the Web Console. You can also configure Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) to automatically generate and publish reports.

MOM provides flexible components that allow you to setup your configuration groups in many ways. The MOM setup program creates directories and sets several configuration values to support HTML report generation and publication. To automatically generate reports and make them available in the MOM Administrator Console and the Web Console, you should understand these settings. For more information about these default settings, see Report Publishing.

To configure MOM to automatically publish reports:

  1. If the Web Console server and MOM Reporting are installed on different computers, set the MOM Reporting virtual directory on your Web Console server to point to the directory on the MOM Reporting server that you have designated for saving HTML reports.
  2. Set the Web Console server virtual directory locations in the database by completing the following steps:
  3. Add the users who should be able to view the reports to the OnePointOp MOM Reporting group. This group enables users to view the data in the database.
  4. Create a batch file that contains the commands to generate the reports you want to publish. For more information, see Using the Command-Line Interface.
  5. Set the HTML properties for MOM Reporting on the Web Console server to store the generated reports in the Reports directory on the local computer. The MOM Reporting virtual directory points to the Reports directory. For more information, see Setting Options for Saving HTML Reports.
  6. Set the following required permissions for the scheduler service you will use to run the batch file you created:
  7. Use Windows Task Scheduler, as explained in Scheduling Report Generation, to run the batch file at scheduled times.