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Data Targets

A Data Target is a managed item (like a file path, mailboxes, PST files, etc.) that is assigned to a Device and possibly owned by a Data Owner (person). These are the primary targets of the policies and workflows you create with Discover. Data Targets contain the actual data on which Discover processes.

Searching for Data Targets

Data targets are not added manually, instead they are searched for by individual agents.

Searching for Data Targets

Viewing Data Targets

The Data Targets screen can be accessed through the Administration module under the Configuration section.

The list displays the following values for each Target configured in the application:

  • Data Source – The Data Source for each of the configured targets.

  • Data Target – A description of target.The actual path for file paths, the display name of the mailbox or archive for Exchange and Office 365 sources and the path and name for PST files.

  • Status - Active or Inactive. In the system settings administrators may opt to have targets marked as inactive if they have not been found in recent data target searches.

  • Device – The assigned device for the target; it is the server or computer where the Data Target was found.

  • Owner – The Data Owner if one has been associated with the target.

  • Connector – The machine name of the computer where the Discover Connector is installed that is managing this target. All processes to be performed on the target are initiated by the connector and agents on this computer.

  • Date Found - the date that the data target was originally added to the Discover database.

  • Last Updated – The last time the details for this target were updated.If Searches are configured to locate the Data Targets, these details will be automatically updated.

  • Total Size - If the data target search has the size option enabled, the size of the target will appear in this column.

Mapping Data Owners

Assigning a new owner to this target changes allows this target to be part of any type of owner/member based action. For example, a specific users share on a file server, the users entire laptop, or their Exchange account.

  1. Select one or more targets.

  2. Hover the Action button and select Map Owner

  3. Select an owner.

  4. Select Save.

Auto Map Owners

While Exchange accounts are automatically mapped to their owner, windows paths are not. Rather than manually map these paths, you can set Discover to automatically map a path.

  1. Hover the Action button and select Auto Map Owners for Files.

  2. Select if you are mapping general Windows files and/or paths to PST files.

  3. Use Tokens as variables to create a formula for mapping folder paths.

  4. Select Auto Map.

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