Use the following procedure to create a schedule to save a report. Make sure that you have created an Availability report and saved it as a favorite before using this procedure. For more information about creating an Availability report, see How to Create an Availability Report in Operations Manager 2007 and for more information about saving a report as a favorite, see How to Save a Report in Operations Manager 2007 Favorite Reports).

To create a report schedule

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Report Operators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Reporting button.

  3. In the Reporting pane, click Favorite Reports.

  4. In the Favorite Reports pane, right-click the Availability report you saved as a favorite, and then click Schedule.

  5. In the Subscribe to a Report Wizard, on the Delivery Settings page, do the following:

    1. Type a description in the Description text box.

    2. Click the down arrow in the Delivery method list, and then click Report Server File Share.

      If you want to manage and distribute reports securely, you could deliver reports to Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services, which offers digital rights management. Consult your network security administrator.
    3. Type a file name for the report in the File name text box.

    4. Type a file path for the report in the Path text box.

         Report scheduling supports Universal Naming Convention (UNC) file names and must not end in a backslash.
    5. Click the down arrow in the Render Format list, and then click the file format you want for the report.

    6. Type a user name in the User name text box, and then type a password in the Password text box.

      The credentials entered in step 5g must have Write user rights on the file share that was entered in step 5d.
    7. Click the down arrow in the Write mode list, select the Write mode you want for subsequent files, and then click Next.

  6. In the Subscribe to a Report Wizard, on the Subscription Schedule page, do the following:

    1. Select one of the Generate the report options.

    2. Type a start date and start time for the reports to be generated in The Subscription is effective beginning list. You can also enter the date when this subscription will end in The subscription expires on list, and then click Next.

  7. In the Subscribe to a Report Wizard, on the Parameters page, specify a span of time for the report in the From and To lists.

  8. Make any other changes you need for this report, and then click Finish.

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