Generating compliance reports

Increasingly, companies need to file compliance reports that show which users have what rights on which computers. You can use Access Manager to help you generate these reports.

Using default reports

Access Manager includes several default reports in the Report Center. Each report title identifies a specific query. The right panel is blank until you execute the query. Once you execute the query, it is added to the reports list.

Note:   Query results are not updated automatically. Be sure to select the Refresh option often and especially if you don’t get the results you expect.

To view a report that lists users privileges on a managed computer

  1. Open Access Manager.
  2. Expand Report Center then Hierarchical Zone - Computer Effective Rights.
  3. Double-click Current to run the query for managed computers.
  4. Double-click one of the managed computers to list the effective rights defined for that computer.

    For example, the right pane displays the effective rights for the selected computer:

  5. Select the managed computer, right-click, then select Export List.
  6. Type the file name and type, then click Save.

To display, print, or save a report

  1. Open Access Manager.
  2. Expand Report Center then Hierarchical Zone - Computer Effective Rights.
  3. Right-click Current, then select the action to take.

    • Display Report to generate an HTML-formatted report.
    • Print Report to print the report output.
    • Save Report to save the report in a supported format.

Creating your own queries

You can also create your own reports.

To create custom queries for reports

  1. Open Access Manager.
  2. Select Report Center, right-click then select New Report Wizard.
  3. Follow the prompts displayed to name the report and set report options.

    Press F1 for context-sensitive help on any page. When you finish selecting report criteria, the wizard displays a summary window.

  4. Review your report selections, then click Finish to save the query.
  5. Expand the query, right-click Current, then select Display Report to view the report.