To create the Seattle group, in the console tree, right-click the container where you want to add the group, and select New | Group. Follow the instructions in the New Object – Group wizard. In the Group name box, type Seattle.
To create the Atlanta group, in the console tree, right-click the container where you want to add the group, and select New | Group. Follow the instructions in the New Object – Group wizard. In the Group name box, type Atlanta.
In this scenario, employees working in Seattle have user accounts with a value of Seattle for the City attribute. Those working in Atlanta have a value of Atlanta.
First, configure the membership rule for the Seattle group. Right-click the group and click Convert to Dynamic Group. In the confirmation message box, click Yes.
On the first page of the New Membership Rule wizard, click Include by Query, and then click Next.
On the second page, click Add to display the Create Membership Rules dialog box. Then, follow these steps to configure the membership rule:
When you are done, click Finish in the New Membership Rule wizard.
Repeat the same procedure for the Atlanta group, but type Atlanta in the Value box when configuring the membership rule.
The Active Roles reporting solution leverages Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) as a platform for managing, generating, and viewing reports.
Through the use of SSRS, Active Roles delivers enterprise reporting functionality that combines the strengths of Web-based features and traditional reporting. The use of Reporting Services provides a way to centralize report storage and management, enable secure access to reports, control how reports are processed and distributed, and standardize how reports are used.
A comprehensive collection of report definitions, referred to as the Active Roles Report Pack, are published to the report server, a component of Reporting Services. Installing the Report Pack creates published reports that can be accessed through Web addresses (URLs), through SharePoint Web parts, or through Report Manager, a Web-based report access and management tool included with SSRS.
Opening a published report from the report server generates the report in a format suitable for viewing. This action is referred to as rendering a report. Rendering a report also occurs upon subscription, when the report is delivered to an e-mail inbox or a file share in an output format specified by the report user.
The reports that can be generated once the Active Roles Report Pack is deployed are instrumental in change tracking audits, directory data monitoring and analysis, and assessment of Active Roles security and policy configurations. The reports fall into these categories:
Reports are built on data prepared by the Active Roles Collector. For details about the Active Roles Collector, see Collector to prepare data for reports later in this chapter.
You can generate and view reports by using Report Manager, which is part of SSRS. For instructions on how to generate and view reports, see Working with reports later in this chapter.