How to Configure the MBAM 2.5 Reports

This topic explains how to configure the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 Reports feature by using:

  • A Windows PowerShell cmdlet

  • The MBAM Server Configuration wizard

The instructions are based on the recommended architecture in High-Level Architecture for MBAM 2.5.

Before you start the configuration:

Step Where to get instructions

Review the recommended architecture for MBAM.

High-Level Architecture for MBAM 2.5

Review the supported configurations for MBAM.

MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations

Complete the required prerequisites on each server.

Install the MBAM Server software on each server where you plan to configure an MBAM Server feature.

Installing the MBAM 2.5 Server Software

Review the prerequisites for using Windows PowerShell if you plan to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets to configure MBAM Server features.

Configuring MBAM 2.5 Server Features by Using Windows PowerShell

To configure the Reports by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Before you start the configuration, see Configuring MBAM 2.5 Server Features by Using Windows PowerShell to review the prerequisites for using Windows PowerShell.

  2. Use the Enable-MbamReport Windows PowerShell cmdlet to configure the Reports. To get information about this Windows PowerShell cmdlet, type Get-Help Enable-MbamReport.

To configure the Reports by using the wizard

  1. On the server where you want to configure the Reports, start the MBAM Server Configuration wizard. You can select MBAM Server Configuration from the Start menu to open the wizard.

  2. Click Add New Features, select Reports, and then click Next. The wizard checks that all prerequisites for the Reports have been met.

  3. Click Next to continue.

  4. Using the following descriptions, enter the field values in the wizard:

    Field Description

    SQL Server Reporting Services instance

    Instance of SQL Server Reporting Services where the Reports will be configured.

    Reporting role domain group

    Name of the domain Users group whose members have rights to access the reports on the Administration and Monitoring Server.

    SQL Server name

    Name of the server where the Compliance and Audit Database is configured.

    SQL Server database instance

    Name of the instance of SQL Server (for example, MSSQLSERVER) where the Compliance and Audit Database is configured.

    Note

    You must add an exception on the Reports computer to enable inbound traffic on the port of the Reporting Server (the default port is 80).

    Database name

    Name of the Compliance and Audit Database. By default, the database name is MBAM Compliance Status, although you can change the name when you configure the Compliance and Audit Database.

    Note

    If you are upgrading from a previous version of MBAM, you must use the same database name as the name used in your previous deployment.

    Compliance and Audit Database domain account

    Domain user account and password to access the Compliance and Audit Database.

    If the value you enter in the Read-only access domain user or group field on the Configure Databases page is a user, you must enter that same value in this field.

    If the value that you enter in the Read-only access domain user or group field on the Configure Databases page is a group, the value that you enter in this field must be a member of that group.

    Configure the password for this account to never expire. The user account should be able to access all data that is available to the MBAM Reports Users group.

  5. When you finish your entries, click Next.

    The wizard checks that all prerequisites for the Reports feature have been met.

  6. Click Next to continue.

  7. On the Summary page, review the features that will be added.

    Note
    To create a Windows PowerShell script of the entries that you just made, click Export PowerShell Script, and then save the script.

  8. Click Add to add the Reports on the server, and then click Close.

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