Create Task

To launch Power Reports Task Wizard, click Create New Task  wizard.


Step 1: Server and Report Selection

  • Click '...' button to select a Directory Server from the Connection Manager. Select the desired Exchange version to view the list of available reports for the selected Exchange version.
  • Select the report(s) using the checkboxes to the left of the reports. You may select any number of reports to run in a single task.
  • Click Next to proceed to the next step. You may click Back button anytime to come back to the previous step. 

Step 2: Search Scope & Criteria

Specify Search Scope:
  • Click Change link label to specify search scope for the selected reports.
  • Select Specific mailbox-enabled user(s) only option to generate the report for selective mailbox(s).
  • Click Add... button to select mailbox(s) from Directory server. In Recipient picker dialog, select the desired mailbox(s) and click OK.

  • Select All mailbox-enabled user(s) in specific containers option to generate report for the entire Organization (or) select Organizational Units/Containers in the Organization.

  • Select Entire Organization option to generate report for the entire Organization.
  • In order to select specific containers, select Selected Containers in Organization option and then click Browse to select containers in the domain. The container browser dialog will be displayed as shown below: 

  • Select the desired container and click OK. Note that only one container may be selected at a time. To select another container, click Browse... again.
  • ARKES defaults to scanning base container only. If you want to scan all the sub-containers under a given container click Edit Options. The Container Options dialog will be displayed as shown below:

  • Click OK to apply the selected search scope to the current report. Click Apply To to apply the selected search scope to the rest of the selected reports.

Specify Search Criteria:
  • Click Add link label in the above screen to specify search criteria for the selected report as shown below.

  • Click OK to apply the specified search criteria to the current report.

  • Click Next to proceed to the next step. 
Step 3: Delivery Options  
  • Select Export or E-mail options as necessary.
  • Use Browse button to change the export path.
  • The export path refers to the destination folder where the report output file generated should be stored. By default, for each task, a sub-folder with the task name will be created under the specified export path. All selected reports will be exported to a time-stamped folder, in the format "yyyy-mm-dd", under the task name folder. If you want to export to the task name sub-folder in the specified folder (without time stamp folder) instead, then click to clear "Export to time-stamped sub-folder" option.

    Note: Clearing the "Export to time-stamped sub-folder" option will not create time-stamp folder and overwrite existing files, if any, in the specified export path. 

  • Click Additional E-mail Settings button to specify optional e-mail settings as shown below.
Step 4: Schedule Settings
  • Enter a unique name for the task.
  • Change the Run as parameter, if necessary and set the password for the specified user.
  • Change the task schedule settings as required.
  • Click Next to proceed to the next step.  
Step 5: Summary

  • This step displays the summary information of the task.
  • Click Finish to save the task details.
  • The task will be added to Power Reports Task Manager and will be displayed as shown below: A new task will also be added in the Windows Task Scheduler folder.