February 2021’s free Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM/MEMCM) giveaway is the Operating System Dashboard report. This report is available in both Power BI and SSRS formats.
Keep reading to find out more!
Managing and upgrading operating systems (OS) is now more complicated than ever with the release of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 and 2019. How do you report on the status of all your computers? Unfortunately, ConfigMgr doesn’t provide you with built-in reports to help answer questions such as:
- What OS goes with what ring (branch version)?
- How many computers are still using Windows Vista or Windows 7?
- Is that Windows 10 build still supported?
- Which computers are using what OS or ring?
Where can you turn to for help?
Solution: Operating System Dashboard
The Operating System Dashboard shows you the total number of computers by system role within a collection. It further breaks down the percentage of these computers by OS (and short name), ring (branch version), and state. You can quickly see, all in one place, the number of computers using a specific OS and ring, and the number that are supported, unsupported or nearing end of support.
When this dashboard was last released in December of 2019, we listened to your feedback and updated it to include specific details about the number of computers running specific versions of Windows 10 such as 1909. Simply by clicking on the expand link in the Operating System table, you can see the short names for each OS and the total number of computers. In the full set of reports you can drill down on either the Windows 10 or Windows 10 version short name to see which computers have that version installed.
One of the best parts about the SSRS report version is that, not only can you export it to a PDF and print it (the columns all fit on one page) but you can setup an email subscription to this report. Once a subscription is setup, the report is emailed to you at scheduled times. This feature is also available in a number of Enhansoft Reporting’s dashboards/reports. For more information about how to setup an email subscription, please see this post, https://www.enhansoft.com/how-to-set-up-an-email-subscription-in-ssrs/.
Ring (Branch Version):
When it comes to updates, it is important to know what Windows 10 computers belong to what ring type: Current Branch, Current Branch for Business or Long Term Servicing Branch. Notes: Due to timing, it is possible for newly upgraded Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019/2016 computers to be listed as, “Unknown.” This automatically fixes itself when ConfigMgr is upgraded. Operating system (OS) releases without rings (Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012) display “n/a” for ring type.
With these results, “Supported,” “Expires Soon,” and “End of Support,” you know exactly when an OS becomes unsupported and you can see what computers need to be updated. Notes: As soon as the OS expires, “Expires Soon,” moves to, “End of Support.” Unknown is a temporary state; this automatically fixes itself when ConfigMgr is upgraded. OS release results for Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012 are based on the end of support date (see the table below).
|wdt_ID||OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)||END OF SUPPORT DATE|
|6||Windows Server 2003||2015-07-14|
|7||Windows Server 2008||2020-01-14|
|8||Windows Server 2008 R2||2020-01-14|
|9||Windows Server 2012||2023-10-10|
|10||Windows Server 2012 R2||2023-10-10|
Enhansoft Reporting – Operating System Dashboard
The Operating System Dashboard is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s Software Inventory category. This category provides you with detailed dashboards and reports about all of the software/applications installed within your environment.
The full Operating System Power BI and SSRS report-set includes:
- Operating System Dashboard
- List of Computers by Operating System Setting
- Computer Operating System Details
Would you find it useful to know the operating system status for all of your computers in one report? Then get the Operating System Dashboard NOW!
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