Supplemental reports in Configuration Manager 2007 are reports that are created outside of Configuration Manager and added to the Supplemental folder on a reporting point. If there are multiple reporting points, the supplemental report must be copied to the folder on each of the reporting points from which users need access to the report. Supplemental reports do not appear in the Configuration Manager console; they appear only in Report Viewer. However, the Supplemental Reports item does not appear in the Report Viewer tree until you install at least one supplemental report file on the reporting point.

Supplemental reports can be Active Server Pages (ASP) files or any other file that can be displayed by using Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, such as HTML files, Microsoft Office files, or text files. Supplemental reports can be run directly from Report Viewer or from a link configured in a report, using the URL for the supplemental report as the target. For more information, see About Report Links.

Supplemental reports are not Configuration Manager database objects and therefore are not backed up routinely by the Configuration Manager backup service. These files must be backed up manually. If a reporting point is disabled, Configuration Manager automatically copies any supplemental reports to the root drive on the reporting point site system computer. If the reporting point is re-created on the computer, Configuration Manager automatically moves the supplemental reports from the folder to the designated supplemental reports folder on the reporting point.

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