Reporting Options

Specify whether you want to receive performance or usage reports.

By default, after installing Windows Small Business Server 2003, members of the Domain Admins security group can view current performance and usage reports by clicking Monitoring and Reporting in Server Management.

If you want to send server performance or usage reports to recipients in e-mail, or if you want to grant other users permission to view the latest usage report from a page on your intranet, you must specify your reporting options on this page.

Expand an option for more detail about configuring performance and usage reports.

Performance report

To configure Windows Small Business Server 2003 to automatically send performance reports to e-mail recipients daily at 06:00 A.M., select the Receive daily performance reports in e-mail check box. You can specify the recipients when you continue with the wizard.

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If you select this check box and there is already an existing performance report with the name "Server Performance Report," it will be overwritten. If the check box is cleared, an existing report will be deleted.

After completing the Monitoring Configuration Wizard, you can attach log files to the report, or change the default schedule by clicking Change Server Status Report Settings in the Monitoring and Reporting snap-in in Server Management.

The server performance report includes a predefined collection of information as outlined in the following table.

 

Report section

Description

ServerName

Summary information for:

  • The length of time the server has been running since it was last restarted.
  • Links to additional details in the body of the report.
  • Status of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Backup.
  • The number of services configured to start automatically that are not running.
  • The number of critical alerts that occurred in the last 24 hours.
  • The number of critical event log errors in the last 24 hours.

Server Specifications

Specifies the operating system and service pack version; processor type and speed; and the amount of RAM installed on the server.

Performance Summary

Lists current values for today and last month and the growth rate percentage for the following performance counters:

  • Memory in use
  • Free disk space (for each logical disk on the server)
  • Busy disk time (for each physical disk on the server)
  • CPU use

Top 5 Processes by Memory Usage

Lists the names of the five processes that currently consume the largest percentage of server memory. As a reference, this section also includes the percentage of memory consumed by other processes in the past 24 hours, and the total amount memory installed on the server.

Top 5 Processes by CPU Time

Lists the names of the five processes that currently consume the largest percentage of CPU time.

Backup

Indicates the results from the latest run of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Backup.

Auto-started Services Not Running

Lists services that have been configured to start automatically, but were not running at the time the report was run.

Critical Alerts

Provides detailed information that describes each critical alert that occurred in the last 24 hours.

Critical Errors in Event Logs

Lists critical errors that have occurred in the event logs in the last 24 hours. Details include information about the source of the error, the event ID, the time of the last occurrence, the total number of occurrences, and the associated error message, if any.

Usage report

The server usage report provides statistics about how network clients can access and use the Internet, e-mail, fax, remote connectivity, and Outlook Web Access features.

Select the View usage reports in Server Management check box to allow specified users to view the latest usage report in Server Management. After completing the wizard, authorized users can view the report by clicking View Usage Report on the Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.

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If you select this check box and there is already an existing usage report with the name Server Usage Report, it will be overwritten. If the check box is cleared, an existing report will be deleted.

Select the Send me bi-weekly reports in e-mail check box to configure Small Business Server to automatically send the usage report to specified e-mail recipients, every other Monday at 06:30 A.M.

After completing the Monitoring Configuration Wizard, you can change the default schedule for the report by clicking Change Server Status Report Settings on the Monitoring and Reporting snap-in in Server Management.

The server usage report includes a predefined collection of information as outlined in the following table.

 

Report section Description

Internet Activity

  • Web Activity by Computer. The total and average daily hours a client computer was connected to the Internet during the reporting period.
  • Web Traffic by Hour. The total and average daily number of connections made by all client computers, by hour, during the reporting period.
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If you use a router to access the Internet, usage information for Internet activity will not be included in the report.

E-mail Activity

  • E-mail sent. The total number and size of e-mail messages that each user sent to internal and external e-mail addresses.
  • E-mail received. The total number and size of e-mail messages that each user received from internal and external e-mail addresses.
  • Mailbox size. The size of each user's mailbox at the beginning and end of the reporting period, and the percentage change in mailbox size.

Outlook Web Access

  • Outlook Web Access Activity by User. The total and average daily number of visits each user made to an Outlook Web Access site.
  • Outlook Web Access Usage by Hour. The total and average daily number of visits made to an Outlook Web Access site by all users, by hour, during the reporting period.

Remote Connections

  • Remote Connection Activity by User. The total and average daily number of times each user made a remote connection to the network and the average connection duration in minutes.
  • Remote Connection Activity by Hour. The total and average daily number of remote connections to the network by all users, by hour, during the reporting period.

Fax Activity

  • Faxes Sent. The total and average daily number of faxes sent to a specific fax number and the average duration and size (in pages) of all faxes sent to that number during the reporting period.
  • Faxes Received. The total and average daily number of faxes received from a specific fax number and the average duration and size (in pages) of all faxes received from that number during the reporting period.
  • Faxes Sent by User. The total and average daily number of faxes sent by each user and the average duration and size (in pages) of all faxes sent by that user during the reporting period.
  • Fax Traffic by Hour. The total and average daily number of faxes sent by all users, by hour, during the reporting period.

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