Count by Chassis Types
June 2018’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) report is Count by Chassis Types. Get it here!
Why do you need this report? Keep reading below!
There are 24 different System Enclosure WMI classes and there isn’t a built-in SCCM report that will help you figure out the number of desktops, laptops, servers or virtual machines (VMs) in your environment. What if you need to know how may tower servers are running in the datacenter? What if you are moving away from desktops to laptops? If you are, how will you know the number of desktops left in your environment?
Solution: Count by Chassis Types
The Count by Chassis Types dashboard puts the 24 System Enclosure WMI classes into two easy-to-read charts. Now you’ll be able to know in an instant the number of desktops, hand helds, laptops, notebooks, sub notebooks, mini towers, towers, etc., that are in your environment!
In the chart on the left-hand side, the WMI classes are grouped into PC Types (desktops, laptops, servers and virtual computers) in order to give you a better, less complicated, high-level overview. On the right-hand side, you can clearly see the number of different corresponding chassis types.
We’ve also got you covered if you need to print this report. Each chart and corresponding table can be printed on separate pages!
PC Types Defined
The Count by Chassis Types dashboard uses Enhansoft-created definitions for the following most customer requested PC types.
The four PC Type classes are as follows:
Applies to any computer with the SCCM Virtual Machine flag set to Yes.
Applies to any computer with a System Role of Server. This definition excludes virtual machines.
Using the Win32_SystemEnclosure for Chassis Type, the following are defined as a Laptop: Portable (8), Laptop (9), Notebook (10), Hand Held (11), Docking Station (12), and Sub Notebook (14).
Applies to any computer that doesn’t fall into the other definitions. The end result will only be true desktops.
Enhansoft Reporting – Count by Chassis Types
Count by Chassis Types is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s System Enclosure category. This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with information about a computer’s chassis type, serial number, asset tag and manufacturer.
Would you find it useful to have the 24 System Enclosure WMI classes presented in one easy-to-read dashboard? Would you also find it useful to know the number of desktops, laptops, servers or VMs that are in your environment? Then get Count by Chassis Types NOW!
All of our free reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch or Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, these reports will work with all RBA settings.