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Management Reporter 2012 CU16 has been posted for download. This release includes the ability to use Management Reporter over HTTPS, and includes several quality fixes as well.
Here’s a summary of the new Management Reporter CU16 features:
· HTTPS Support for Server and client components
· Add Hebrew (he-il) localization
· Additional fixes for product defects
There are a few prerequisites to make sure you have. Management Reporter 2012 CU16 requires SQL Server 2012 or higher. PowerShell 3.0 continues to be required. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is also required, but is no longer automatically downloaded and prompted for installation.
For a complete list of prerequisites, review the system requirements.
HTTPS Feature Overview
This feature provides the ability to use HTTPS with Management Reporter 2012. The use of HTTPS and SSL provides an additional level of security to protect your financial data on your local network, your intranet, or from your cloud-based deployment. This feature enables secure communication with an https:// address when viewing reports in the web viewer, desktop viewer, and when designing reports.
This is an optional feature that will require removing and re-configuring the services after an upgrade. HTTPS or during a new installation.
There are a few limitations to the HTTPS feature support, so keep these in mind:
For configuring a self-signed certificate for testing, you can use the following steps:
Option 1: Use IIS Manager to create a self-signed certificate
This method requires the prerequisite of IIS Manager being installed on the MR Server.
Option 2: Use PowerShell to create a self-signed certificate
Note: The flags may be slightly different because parameters may not be different in earlier or later versions of Windows. More information can be found on creating certificates here and here.
Install this same certificate on each client machine under personal certificates, and in the trusted root certification authority store
In some cases, users can be prompted for authentication more often than required. The following settings can reduce or eliminate these login prompts.
For the Report Designer client, it will continue to connect to the HTTP port for initial connection, but will automatically use HTTPS after connected. For example, if your default HTTP port is 4712, and HTTPS port is 4713, you will enter the following address into the Report Designer client:
SSL cert registrations are not removed on uninstall
You may see the below error after multiple installations if there is an active sslcert registration existing for the current SSL port during configuration. You can view and delete these registrations manually with the following commands:
netsh http show sslcert
netsh http delete sslcert hostname=ryansandtest.northamerica.corp.microsoft.com:4713
Error message: An error occurred while checking existing companies in the Management Reporter application service. Additional information: System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException: An error occurred while making the request to https://ryansandtest.northamerica.corp.microsoft.com:4713/CompanyService.svc. This could be due to the fact that the server certificate is not configured properly with HTTP.SYS in the HTTPS case.
Management Reporter CU16 Release 2.12.16000.17
Note: There are no changes to the data mart schema in this release, so no upgrade to the data mart database will be required.
You can view which ERP versions are supported by this release by reviewing our compatibility list here.
You can find the EN-US download for Management Reporter CU16 here: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/MR/downloads/service-packs/MROverview
Other localizations should be available in the next 72 hours.