What is New with Enhansoft Reporting?
Last year we released Enhansoft Reporting at Microsoft Ignite 2017. This now one-year-old product merged the best of our PC monitor reports with the best of our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) web reports.
Over the course of a year we make regular updates to all of our products, but in the case of Enhansoft Reporting, the last six months were incredibly busy. The feedback from our amazing customers has led to a number of improvements including the update or entirely new creation of over 25 SCCM reports!
We aim to make Enhansoft Reporting your one-stop shop for enhanced SCCM reporting, so keep reading below to find out more about the new changes.
What is Enhansoft Reporting for SCCM?
Enhansoft Reporting takes all of the hard work out of creating your own custom reports. It extends the inventory details collected by SCCM and then puts this information into over 150 clear and precise reports. It doesn’t matter what version of SCCM you are using, you can use ALL of Enhansoft Reporting’s reports.
Would you like to see Enhansoft Reporting for yourself? Then make sure to stop by Booth #2113 at Microsoft Ignite. In addition to hearing more about Enhansoft Reporting, you will be able to test out the Software Update Health Dashboard report set! Learn more about our special Microsoft Ignite 2018 giveaway here.
What is NEW in Enhansoft Reporting?
Over the last six months, the feedback from our customers has led to a number of improvements. Among the enhancements, 26 reports from 5 different categories were either updated or newly created. After these Role-Based Administration (RBA) reports were added to Enhansoft Reporting, we also created and incorporated, “normal,” versions of each report. This allows for more flexibility because you can choose to use either the RBA or non-RBA reports. If you count the RBA and non-RBA reports together, you could say that we worked on 52 reports in 6-months. Wow!
Below is a list of the report categories with new and updated reports:
Configuration Manager Site
-SCCM Client Health Dashboard New!
-List of PCs by SCCM Client Version New!
-List of PCs by SCCM Client Health Status New!
-Error Message Lookup New!
-List of WSUS Sync States by Site Updated!
-Computers Without an Application New!
-Count of Dot NET Versions New!
-List of Computers by Dot Net Version New!
-Computer Details for Dot Net New!
-Basic Software Statistics New!
-Software Update Health Dashboard New!
-List of PCs by Reboot Status New!
-List of PCs by WUA Scan Status New!
-List of PCs with Unknown Software Update Scan Results New!
-List of WSUS Sync States by Site Updated!
-Software Updates Required but Not Deployed New!
-Computer Software Update Status Updated!
-List of Software Updates for a PC Updated!
-List of Superseded Software Updates Updated!
-List of PCs with a Particular Software Update Updated!
-All five reports in this category now include data about SQL Server 2017. Updated!
-Count by Chassis Types Updated!
All of Enhansoft Reporting’s dashboards and reports are sorted into categories where each category is a complete set of dashboards and reports. Later on in this post you will see the entire list of categories. Most categories will have dashboards and reports that start at a high level and from there you can then drill down to reports about specific computers.
For example the, “Overall Software Update Status Dashboard,” is a high level report. It drills down to, “Count of PCs Missing Software Updates by Classification,” which in turn drills down to, “List of PCs With a Particular Software Update,” which finally drills down to, “Computer Software Update Details by Classification.”
We also ensured that every report found in Enhansoft Reporting has BOTH a Role-Based Administration (RBA) version and a normal report version because sometimes you don’t need RBA all of the time.
What Should I Expect from Enhansoft Reporting Categories?
See below for short descriptions about each category found within Enhansoft Reporting.
The dashboards/reports in this category will display details about Adobe licensing within your SCCM environment.
This category contains a report that will provide details about a single computer. This is some of the information that you will see about an individual computer: manufacturer, model, last logon user, disk space, installed applications, etc.
Applications and Packages
The dashboards/reports in this category will provide you with details about which SCCM applications and packages were deployed to SCCM clients. This information is useful in order to understand how and when an application was deployed to a computer.
This category has a single report that is designed to mimic the beloved old SCCM 2007 ASP Computer Details report. In this updated report you can access all computer-specific reports from one place.
Configuration Manager Site
This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with more details about your SCCM environment. Many of the dashboards and reports in this category are designed to allow a SCCM administrator to review the health and status of the SCCM environment without having to access the console.
Similar to the Configuration Manager Site category of reports, this category of dashboards and reports will provide you with more detailed metrics about your SCCM environment. Many of the dashboards and reports are designed to allow the SCCM administrator to review the health status and additional metrics of the SCCM environment without having to access the console.
Endpoint Protection (EP)
These reports are meant to help IT administrators and security teams by giving them a quick status of their EP environment.
Local Accounts and Groups
This category of reports provides details about local accounts on each computer as well as the membership of each local security group. This is particularly useful when performing a security audit of all computers within your SCCM environment.
These reports show details about user-mapped network drives. This information is useful when you need to audit who has connected to which network shares.
The dashboards and reports in this category are useful if you need to update the printer driver for a particular printer model.
This category of dashboards and reports will allow you to search for all known Office SKUs or unknown Office SKUs by using a built-in filter. These reports will also remove duplicate entries to ensure that you have the most accurate count information about your Microsoft Office licenses.
These dashboards and reports will help you understand what mobile operating systems (OS) exist within your environment. By providing you with a list of all mobile devices you can ensure that only supported devices and OS are connecting to your environment.
The dashboards and reports in this category will help you understand your stock of computer monitors. Reports show details such as serial numbers, monitor sizes, resolutions, etc. A number of our customers will recognize that this category contains updates of the original Monitor Information Reporting (MIR) reports.
Network Interface Controllers
This category of dashboards and reports will show you how many network interface controllers (NIC) are installed on each computer. This is useful information to have particularly when identifying computers with two or more NIC. In this case, these computers may be connected to two different networks, for example, wired and wireless.
These reports are useful if you need to update or troubleshoot proxy setting issues.
Roles and Features
The reports in this category will provide you with information about the roles and features installed on a Windows Server computer.
Once this category of dashboards and reports is installed, you will be able to see what services are installed on each computer, and what user account is used to run each service. This category is useful prior to deleting a service account or changing its password because you can proactively see what services on which servers will be affected before making any updates to a service account.
This category of reports allows for an accurate and efficient review of all shares (shared folders, shared printers, etc.). Knowing this information is helpful in tracking down rogue shares that may not be properly configured or shouldn’t exist in the first place. Routinely reviewing these reports will help reduce security risks because administrators can now be more proactive in changing or removing shares as needed.
These dashboards and reports will provide you with details about your software inventory. They will help you understand what software was recently used. One of the reports will also help you to compare the software installed on two different computers.
These software update reports provide you with the ability to quickly and reliably determine the software update status of computers within your environment.
This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with details about your SQL Server installations and SQL Server databases. This includes versions (2017, 2016, 2014, etc.) and editions (Standard, Enterprise, etc.) installed on each computer. Not only will you see database compatibility details, but you can determine the SQL Server instance that is associated with each database.
This series of dashboards and reports will help you understand the system enclosure attributes of your PCs. For example, you will be able to see what computers are laptops, desktops, notebooks, or rack mounted. As well, you’ll be able to see the manufacturer of each system enclosure.
This category of reports will help you update or troubleshoot user-installed programs.
These reports will help to ensure that adequate disk space exists for each volume.