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Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager by Peter Daalmans, Santos Martinez, Kent Agerlund, Steve Rachui

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Chapter 12

Reporting

Reporting in Configuration Manager has grown from being a feature mainly used to view inventory information to become one of the primary features. Reporting helps you to gather, organize, and present information like the following:

  • Inventory information
  • Software update compliance data
  • Migration information
  • Audit information
  • Power management information
  • Alert information
  • User data

In Configuration Manager 2012, the Reporting feature has changed compared to any earlier releases of the product. Gone are the ASP web reports, and the only supported reporting solution left is SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Using SQL Server Reporting Services gives you as an administrator several benefits compared to the classic web reports, ...

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