Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – "Cannot Open Security Policy" error

You may receive the following error when creating or updating a service for a processor in the ACM Service Manager for Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server 2013:     Error: The service installation failed. Cannot Open Security Policy A device attached to the system is not functioning.   This error occurs when you have…

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Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – "Unable to determine database file storage path" error

  While running the Microsoft Audit and Control Management (ACM) Server 2013 Configuration Utility, you may receive the following error when trying to create a new ACM database:       Unable to determine database file storage path.   The error can happen if the account running the configuration utility does not have enough permission in…

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Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – Change Tracking Types

Below is a list of Change Tracking Types and their definitions in Microsoft Audit and Control Management (ACM) Server 2013. These tracking types are used to categorize changes between file versions in the Change History.     Spreadsheets   ACM Change Tracking Type Definition Formula Formula modifications are changes to an existing cell formula, and…

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Office 2013 Spreadsheet Compare – System Generated Changes

The following is a screenshot that shows the different types of changes listed in the results of a Spreadsheet Compare analysis:     Some of the options shown above may sound similar, as listed below: FormulasSysGen FormulasSysGen Formulas ErrorsNamesSysGen NamesSysGen Names Errors SysGen stands for System Generated. System Generated changes are those that are not…

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Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 – Risk Configuration

The following is an overview of Risk Configuration in Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 to help you understand how to define risk.   Risk is defined as a function of Materiality and Complexity. Materiality – Sensitivity of the document.  Based on contents within the file or attributes of the file     Complexity –…

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Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 – Discovery File Configuration

The following instructions will help you configure options in the Discovery file of Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013.   Open Discovery and Risk Assessment Server. Click the Discover button.   Configure the Discover options: Click the Tools menu and click Add Folder to Monitor to browse to a folder where you want to…

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Show all errors sample web page

ACM only shows errors for a single site.  If you are managing a large ACM deployment this can be a pain because you may need to visit 10-20 web pages just to see if there are any errors in your ACM deployment. This Sample web page shows an aggregation of all errors for all sites…

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Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 – Configuration

Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 must be configured before first use. You will be presented with the following dialog box when you launch Discovery for the first time:       Initial Configuration In the menu, click on File > Configuration to configure Discovery.       The General tab: Spreadsheet Risk File:…

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Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – Application Services Parameters

Microsoft Audit and Control Management (ACM) Server 2013 application services perform critical tasks in the operation of the system.  The following section provides a description of the services and details on how to manage the services. NOTE:  When any administrative settings are changed in the ACM administration website, the services on the Application Server may…

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Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – Application Configuration

  The following is a brief tour of the Microsoft Audit and Control Management (ACM) Server 2013 website that can help you with the configuration and administration of the application.   The My Files page lists all files under control in ACM. Clicking Remove Selected removes any selected files from ACM:       You…

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