The following instructions will help you configure options in the Discovery file of Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013.
o Sub Folders: check this box to include subfolders of the folders to be monitored.
o Check Files without Extensions: check this box if you want Discovery to analyze files that have no file extension.
o Check All Extensions: check this box if you want Discovery to analyze all files to determine whether they are Excel files.
o Check ZIP Files: check this box if you want Discovery to search in ZIP files.
o Add Link Files: check this box to search for files linked to the discovered workbooks by Excel links. Adding linked files can significantly slow down the discovery process, because Discovery will need to open a copy of each workbook to determine whether there are any external links to be added to the list of discovered files.
o Pause after Discovery & Risk Processing: Check this box to pause the processing in order to allow values to be entered into UDK fields.
o Risk Calculation Mode: Choose Incremental or Full as the calculation method. Incremental calculation means that the risk calculation will only be performed for files which are new to the Master Inventory list, or files that have changed since the last risk calculation, or if the user-defined key (UDK) configuration has been changed since the last risk calculation was performed. Use the Incremental calculation method for the fastest performance when calculating risk.
o Calculate Access Risk: check this box to calculate risk for MS Access databases after discovery.
o Calculate Spreadsheet Risk: check this box to calculate risk for spreadsheets after discovery. You may also specify a Spreadsheet Risk file to be used when calculating the risk values by browsing to a risk settings file and selecting it.
Are there going to be an evaluation builds for Audit Control Management Server and Discovery and Risk Assessment Server? We'd like to get a better idea of their capabilities by a test run on some of our data.
Rob: There is no separate evaluation build, but the software is available for download from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), and typically customers are allowed to evaluate any Microsoft software for free, usually for up to 60 days. You can check your specific volume license agreement for exact details.