How to use report scope options?


Report scope options defined the data range for various objects in Exchange Server. The various report scopes are Administrative Group, Server, Routing Group and Storage Group.  
The list of report scopes will load in the Report Scope dropdown. Based on the selected report scope, default and saved scope settings will load in the Scope Settings dropdown.

The default scope will be denoted as 'None'. The default scope can be modified (when selecting a subset of objects or changing the user credential for any object) and stored in a different name. Based on the selected report scope settings, the list of objects corresponding to the selected scope settings will load in the objects grid.
 

The user actions related to scope settings are given below:
 
Refresh List
By default, the list of objects available during connection to Directory Server will be loaded in the object grid. If any new object is added in the Exchange hierarchy after connecting to the Directory Server, the object will not be listed in the grid. To load the latest set of objects from the Directory Server in the grid, Click 'Refresh List' button.
 
Add Object
 
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By default, default scope setting ('None') and the user name provided for the Directory Server in the Connection Manager will be used for binding to the listed objects in the grid. For the selected report scope, any object that is not loaded in the object grid can be added by clicking the Add Object button.

Upon clicking Add Object button, Add Object window will be displayed as shown below:


 

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Specify user name and password to retrieve objects in Exchange Organization of the connected Directory Server corresponding to the report scope.
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Click Find Object to enumerate objects and build the Exchange Hierarchy.
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Expand the desired node and select the desired objects.


 

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Click OK to add objects to the object grid. The list of selected objects and the specified user name will be added to the object grid.
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Click Cancel to abort the add object operation.
Change User
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You can specify a different user credential, other than the connected user, to connect to an Exchange object in the Directory Server.
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Click 'Change User' button to specify different user name and password. The 'Change User' window will be displayed as shown below:


 

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Specify different user name and password.
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To apply the given credential to all objects in the grid, select Apply same credential to all objects checkbox.


 

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Click OK to save changes. Click Cancel to abort the change user process.
Set Password
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Click Set Password button to set the password for the binding user of the objects in the grid.
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By default, for default scope setting ('None'), the user name provided for the Directory Server in the Connection Manager will be used for binding to the listed objects in the grid. In this case, Set Password button will be disabled.


 

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For custom scope setting, the stored objects and the corresponding binding user will be loaded in the object grid. If the binding user for any object is different from the user in the Connection Manager, the Set Password will be enabled and the cell corresponding to the selected object under the password column will be highlighted in red.
 
Save Settings
Report scope settings - list of objects and their corresponding user credentials, can be customized and stored under a different for re-use. The newly created scope setting can be seen in the Scope Settings dropdown.


 

Delete
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You can delete the saved scope settings.

Note: You cannot delete default scope setting denoted by 'None'.
 

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An alert message asking for a confirmation to delete the scope will be displayed as shown below:


 

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Click Yes to delete the selected scope.
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Click No to abort the delete process of the selected scope.