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New SSRS Reports Added to Enhanced Web Reporting: Share

Share Reports

Performing a manual audit of all network shares is a time-consuming project, but it may be required in order to become compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

This Share category of reports allows for an accurate and efficient review of all shares (shared folders, shared printers, etc.). Knowing this information is helpful in tracking down rogue shares that may not be properly configured or shouldn’t exist in the first place. Routinely reviewing these reports will help reduce risk because administrators can now be more proactive changing or removing shares as needed.

To assist in auditing shares, these reports are designed to display the most over-looked areas first (workstations) and progress down to shares that are more tightly controlled (administrative). Administrative shares may be removed through a filter, where appropriate, in order to restrict the details to a specific system role (workstation or server).

Below are sample screenshots of each report in this new category.

Count of Share Types

This report provides a count of share types (Disk Drive, Print Queue, Device, IPC, Disk Drive Admin, Print Queue Admin, Device Admin, IPC Admin). Additionally, the system role (Workstation, Server, All) can be filtered, and you can decide whether or not to include administrative shares (Disk Drive Admin, Print Queue Admin, Device Admin, IPC Admin). This report will drill through to List of PCs by Share Types.

List of PCs by Share Type

This report provides the PC name, user name, share name, share path, and share caption for a particular share type and system role. This report will drill through to Computer Share Details.

Computer Share Details

This report provides the share type, share name, share path and share caption for a specific PC. Additionally, you can decide whether or not to include administrative shares (Disk Drive Admin, Print Queue Admin, Device Admin, IPC Admin). This is the final drill through report from List of PCs by Share Type.

Read more about the new System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) reports.

Read the Enhanced Web Reporting media release.