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ConfigMgr SSRS Browser and Script Issues

By Garth Jones

Recently I was working at a client’s site and I ran across this error message:

This page might not function correctly because either your browser does not support scripts or active scripting is disabled.

Browser and Script Issues - Error Message

The solution to this problem is simple. All you need to do is to add the CM 2012 / CM 2007 SSRS reporting site into the Trusted sites within IE. As a general rule, I add both the NetBIOS name and the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) into the Trusted sites.

Browser and Script Issues - Trusted Sites

Reminder to Vote for September’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Software Update Status OR List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure). Currently, Computer Software Update Status has 76% of the vote. Can it hang onto this lead? Only you can determine the outcome!

VOTE HERE!

a) Computer Software Update Status provides the overall software update compliant status for a PC. This information is useful to help ensure that your computers are up-to-date with all software updates.

Computer Software Update Status

b) List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure) returns a list of PCs by a particular manufacturer. This handy report allows you to determine which users have a particular manufacturer, such as HP, within a collection. This information will help you replace or update these PCs as needed.

List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure)

In the full-feature set, this report will drill through to Computer System Enclosure Details.

All of our reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, these reports will work with all RBA clients. Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run these reports as usual.

Don’t forget to contact Info AT Enhansoft to request August’s free SSRS report, Computer Service Details.

Suggest future SSRS report give-aways by emailing ewrwish At Enhansoft with your ideas.

Computer Service Details is August’s Free SSRS Report

Computer Service Details is only available for free in August, so make sure to request your copy today by sending an email to Info AT Enhansoft.

The Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need to track down PCs that don’t have McAfee service installed, you can review the list of services that are installed on an individual PC to see if it has McAfee (or an alternate anti-virus software) before taking any action.

Computer Service Details

August's free SSRS report has the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, so if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager this report will work with all RBA clients. Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run this report as usual on SCCM 2012 and SCCM 2007.

Also, make sure to vote in this month’s poll to help decide which report will become September’s free report.

Remove Old Objects From AD and SCCM

By Garth Jones

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a huge product and the easiest way to get all clients into SCCM is to enable AD System Discovery (ADSD) which will discover all devices within the domain. However, doing this can expose issues that already exist within Active Directory (AD).

When ADSD is enabled, ConfigMgr Administrators generally discover the entire domain or a major OU structure. Admins are amazed to see the sheer number of PCs discovered by ADSD, however, upon further inspection they notice that these “extra” PCs are in fact old PCs that are no longer active on the network.

At one client that I was working with they expected to see about 5,000 PCs, but instead when ADSD was completed they found over 25,000 PCs.

Why is there a difference in the number of PCs? The problem arises when organizations don’t have a good PC decommissioning process in place. They might have a process to physically dispose of a PC, but they forget to remove the PC from AD and sometimes SCCM too. This is an important part of the decommissioning process. Without removing decommissioned PCs from AD, it leaves AD in a “dirty” state with lots of stale PCs that are no longer active.

Once people discover this problem they want to fix it, but there isn’t a built-in mechanism within SCCM to clean stale PCs from AD.

To help in this regard, the Windows Management Experts team has written a script to clean-up AD and SCCM of stale PC records. You can download the script from their site using the link below.

http://www.windowsmanagementexperts.com/free-scripts/remove-old-objects-from-ad-and-sccm

Remove Old Objects from AD and SCCM

Free Disk Space Data and SCCM 2012

By Garth Jones

This question comes up from time to time, “I am not getting Free Disk Space (MB) data in Hardware 01A - Summary of computers in a specific collection report. Why?”

Free Disk Space Data - Hardware 01A

The answer is simple. Free disk space data is not collected in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) by default, so in order to collect this information you will need to enable the attribute within the logical disk (SMS_LogicalDisk) class. Here are the steps to enable the collection of free disk space data.

Free Disk Space Data - Properties

Open the CM12 console. Select the Administration node and then Client Settings. In the results pane right-click Default Client Settings and click Properties.

Free Disk Space Data - Set Classes

Select Hardware Inventory and then click on Set Classes…

Free Disk Space Data - Free Space MB

Locate Logical Disk and select Free Space (MB) then click OK until you return to the CM12 console.

At the next hardware inventory cycle, all of your clients will start reporting free disk space data back to CM12. Once the hardware inventory cycle is complete, Hardware 01A - Summary of computers in a specific collection will display this information.

Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of September

The report choices in August’s poll are: Computer Software Update Status OR List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure).

VOTE HERE!

a) Computer Software Update Status provides the overall software update compliant status for a PC. This information is useful to help ensure that your computers are up-to-date with all software updates.

Computer Software Update Status

b) List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure) returns a list of PCs by a particular manufacturer. This handy report allows you to determine which users have a particular manufacturer, such as HP, within a collection. This information will help you replace or update these PCs as needed.

List of PCs by Manufacturer (System Enclosure)

In the full-feature set, this report will drill through to Computer System Enclosure Details.

All of our reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, these reports will work with all RBA clients. Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run these reports as usual.

Don’t forget to contact Info AT Enhansoft to request August’s free SSRS report, Computer Service Details.

If you would like to suggest future SSRS report give-aways, please email ewrwish At Enhansoft with your ideas.

August’s Free SSRS Report is Computer Service Details

Thank you to everyone who voted in last month’s poll! With 86% of the vote, Computer Service Details is the winner which makes it August’s free SSRS report.

Get your free copy today by sending an email to Info AT Enhansoft. This report is only free in August!

The Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need to track down PCs that don’t have McAfee service installed, you can review the list of services that are installed on an individual PC to see if it has McAfee (or an alternate anti-virus software) before taking any action.

Computer Service Details

August's free SSRS report has the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, so if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager this report will work with all RBA clients. Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run this report as usual on SCCM 2012 and SCCM 2007.

Stay tuned because tomorrow we will preview the reports in this month’s poll.

Last Chance to Request July’s Free SSRS Report, List of PCs by Office SKU (Office 2003)

Get your free copy of List of PCs by Office SKU (Office 2003) today by sending an email to Info AT Enhansoft. This is the last day to request this report!

List of PCs by Office SKU (Office 2003) will show a list of all PCs with a particular Microsoft Office 2003 product installed.

List of PCs by Office SKU (Office 2003)

July's free SSRS report has the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, so if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager this report will work with all RBA clients! Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run this report as usual on SCCM 2012 and SCCM 2007.

Stay tuned because next week we’ll announce August’s free SSRS report.

Last Chance to Vote for August’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Service Details OR List of PCs by Windows Experience Index.

VOTE HERE for your favorite report! The report with the most votes becomes August’s free SSRS report. We’ll announce the winner next week.

a) Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need to track down PCs that don’t have McAfee service installed, you can review the list of services that are installed on an individual PC to see if it has McAfee (or an alternate anti-virus software) before taking any action.

Computer Service Details

In the full-feature set, this report is the final drill through report from List of PCs with a Service and List of PCs with a Service Set to Automatic and Service is Not Running.

b) List of PCs by Windows Experience Index will provide you with detailed Windows Experience Index system component scores for each PC with a specific Windows Experience Index.  The overall Windows Experience Index score is based on the lowest component SubScore of a PC.

For more details about Microsoft’s Windows Experience Index, please see the following links:

Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-experience-index
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-Windows-Experience-Index

Windows 8
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-windows-experience-index

All Versions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_System_Assessment_Tool

List of PCs by Windows Experience Index

In the full-feature set, this report will drill through to Computer Windows Experience Index Details.

All of our reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, these reports will work with all RBA clients. Don’t worry if you are not using SCCM 2012 R2 because you can still run these reports as usual.

Don’t forget to contact Info AT Enhansoft to request July’s free SSRS report, List of PCs by Office SKU (Office 2003).

If you would like to suggest future SSRS report give-aways, please email ewrwish At Enhansoft with your ideas. Thank you!

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy in Order to Collect Top Console User Details

By Garth Jones

Last month I was asked how to get top console user details into a report. My first answer was to tell them to enable the Asset Intelligence (AI) class. However this was already done, so I asked if the auditing policy was enabled. It wasn’t.

If you want to capture the top console user details into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) or CM07, which is particularly useful for reporting, you need to enable the logon auditing policy.

Here are steps to enable it within your domain.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Group Policy Management

Open Group Policy Management.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Create a GPO

Right-click on the domain, in my case it is gartek.tst, then click Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Enter GPO Name

Enter CM12 Console Logon Audit and click OK.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Edit

Right click CM12 Console Logon Audit and click Edit…

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Audit Logon Events

Expand Computer Configuration | Policies | Windows Settings | Security Settings and Audit Policy. In the results pane, double-click Audit logon events.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Properties

Select Define these policy settings and ensure that the Success check box is selected. Next click OK. Finally, close Group Policy Management Editor.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Enforced

Right click CM12 Console Logon Audit and click Enforced.

Now assuming that you have enabled the SMS_SystemConsoleUsage and SMS_SystemConsoleUser, top console user details will be available in CM12 / CM07 for use by the application model, collections and where I use it the most, reporting.

Enable Workstation Logon Audit Policy-Edit Inventory Classes