How to create Permissions Reports?
The Permissions Reports Wizard allows you to create or edit a permissions report. You can access the Permissions Reports Wizard from the Permissions Reports Window.
 
The Permissions Reports wizard will guide you through the following steps to create or edit a permissions report. During edit operation, however, the permissions report name and its report category cannot be modified.
 

Step 1: Report Category Selection

        

  1. Select a report category from the list. You can select only one category. Permissions Reports are categorized based on the type of permissions they report. That is, Security Permissions category reports Security tab data, whereas, Auditing Permissions category reports Auditing tab data.
  2. Click Next to proceed to the next step. You may Click Back button anytime to come back to a previous step.

Step 2: Object Selection

        

  1. Select the desired object(s) from the list, using the checkboxes, for which you want to view permissions defined.
  2. Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Domain Controller Selection

        

  1. Click Select to specify a domain controller and corresponding domain for which you want the report generated. The Configuration Settings will be displayed which will allow you to specify a domain controller. Note that the report can be generated only against the domain you specify in this step. During report generation you may specify any domain controller that belongs to the selected domain.
  2. You may select specific containers in the domain to restrict the domain scope and collect data for objects in selected containers. If no containers are selected, data will be collected by searching the entire domain structure.
  3. In order to select specific containers, select Scan Selected Containers in Domain option, and then click Browse to select containers in the domain. The container browser dialog will be displayed as shown below:



  4. Select the desired container and click OK. Note that only one container may be selected at a time. To select another container, click Add From. Note that ARKAD scans the specified container for the objects selected in Step 2 of this wizard
  5. ARKAD defaults to scanning all the sub-containers under a given container. If you want to change the Include sub-containers option click Edit Options. The Container Options dialog will be displayed as shown below:
  6. Please note that Container Selection is not applicable for Domain, Sites, GPOs and WMI Filters.
  7. Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Specify User/Group Accounts (Optional)

        

  1. Specify user and/or group account names to view permissions assigned to specific accounts on objects in the directory.
  2. Select an operator from the drop-down list, and then specify an account name to add to the list. You may specify a part of account name to include in list by using operators other than equals (=) and not equals (<>). Note that for equals and not equals operators you have to specify account name in "Domain Name\Account Name" format.
  3. Click Add to list to add the specified account name to list.
  4. Click Next to proceed to the next step.
Step 5: Field Selection
 
          
  1. To select fields for the report, click on the desired field in the list of Available Fields, and then click button.
  2. To remove selected fields, click on the desired field in the list of Selected Fields, and then click button.
  3. You can use the arrow buttons to order the selected fields. To move a field up by one position in the list of selected fields click button. To move a field down by one position in the list of selected fields click button.
  4. Click Next to proceed to the next Step.  
Step 6: Report Criteria (Optional)

         
This step allows you to apply report criteria by specifying conditions for filtering report data.
 
  1. To set a criteria for the report, click Edit Criteria.
  2. The Report Criteria window shows up on screen. Select a field, an operator, and specify a value for the condition. Click Add to Filter button to add the filter condition. The Report Criteria windows is show below:


     
  3. Click OK to apply the criteria to the report.
  4. The applied report criteria would be displayed as shown below:


     
  5. Click Next to proceed to the next Step.  
Step 7: Save Report

         
  1. Enter a name and description for the permissions report.
  2. Click Finish to save the permissions report.