December 2018’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) report is Software Installed in the Past x Days. Get it here!
Why do you need this report? Keep reading below!
Without spending a lot of time and effort, do you know for certain what software was recently installed on a collection of computers and when each software title was installed? Do you get requests from Software Managers or Security Teams to find out what software was manually installed by the local workstation administrator? When a computer starts misbehaving, can you turn to a report that will tell you exactly what software was changed on that computer?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a built-in SCCM report that SCCM Administrators can turn to for help, so this was one of the challenges presented to the Enhansoft team. We needed to find a solution to help SCCM Admins discover what software was recently installed on a collection of computers.
Solution: Software Installed in the Past x Days
Since we like solving problems here at Enhansoft, we happily accepted this challenge and set about building a report that would tell you exactly what software was recently installed on a collection of computers.
In order to create this new report the first step was to review all of the software inventory sources collected by SCCM. As you know there are multiple sources. Multiple sources = Lots of research! Ultimately, the Enhansoft team decided to use the Programs and Features (also known as Add Remove Programs) data to generate this report.
The Software Installed in the Past x Days report doesn’t limit the number of days you can review and, as requested, you can target a specific collection. Now you’ll know what was installed and when it was installed. No more guess work. This report will help answer your question about, “What’s new on this computer?” much faster than any of the SCCM built-in reports!
The hardware inventory setting will affect the results of this report. By default, hardware inventory is configured once a week. We recommend, however, that you configure your hardware inventory to run on a simple schedule once a day. Do you want the latest results? Then put this recommended setting in place! We assembled a list of SCCM inventory cycle recommendations, so please see Configuration Manager Inventory Cycle Recommendations for more information.
Enhansoft Reporting – Software Installed in the Past x Days
Software Installed in the Past x Days is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s Software category. This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with more details about the software and software metering results within your SCCM environment.
Would you find it useful to know when software was recently installed on a collection of computers all in one report? Then get Software Installed in the Past x Days NOW!
All of our free reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager or above, these reports will work with all RBA settings.
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