Here’s the problem. You want to look at your firewall reports regularly. You have gone so far as to set up ISA to publish the daily and monthly reports to a directory on the server but getting to yesterday’s report is a real pain in the butt. It would be nice to send the report via email as a pdf like Trend does or to have it appear on the home page of your sharepoint site. Although I may do the email option in the nearby future I have already completed the second option. Here is how I did it.
- Publish the ISA reports you are interested in to a directory if you have not already done it.
- Add a virtual directory to your default web site and point it at your report directory. For this example I will use
srv1as the server name and
isaas the virtual directory name. This virtual directory points to my ISA reports directory located at
h:\reports. To get to the Daily report for 4/25/2007 I would use the following URL,
http://srv1/isa/Daily_(4.25.2007-4.25.2007)/report.htm. As you can see entering this URL can get pretty tedious.
daily.htm, and put it in the
Reportsdirectory. So if I wanted to see yesterday’s ISA report, I would enter the following URL into my browser,
http://srv1/isa/daily.htm, and the latest ISA daily report would pop up.
- Now since we have a URL that will always point to the latest ISA daily report, the Page Viewer Web Part becomes a simple solution to the problem. The Page Viewer Web Part gives me a peak at the Daily report and it makes it easy for me to browse the rest of the report. I created a similar web page that produces Monthly report. I put links to both pages and the directory in my Sharepoint Links list and My Favorites.
Although I used this technique for looking at firewall reports it could be easily modified to show a web page with key business indicators that you create daily, weekly, or monthly.
Here is the code for the
daily.htm web page.