SCCM – Client health report for a specific computer

*** Update August 28: I have updated the RDL file and added the information for CM client 1606 . I’ve also added the required permission for the datasource***

In this post I will share with you a report that I’ve build to get all the information required for a specific computer. This report is divided in 4 different tables and here are the details;

  1. Operating System, in this table you will get all the information about the OS, such as display name, last reboot, etc. Specific_Comp_1
  2. Configuration Manager Client & AD, well this is a very interesting table that contains a lot of information, so in this table you get all the information about CM and AD sites, as well as all the information about the inventories,discoveries,policy request, MP, SUP, evaluation  and lastly the information about the collections, which can be expand to get the collection name. Specific_Comp_3
  3. System Information, in this table you will get all the information about the system, like computer Name & AD DN, Network, System drive, CM User Affinity and the next effective maintenance window.Specific_Comp_2
  4. Software Updates Information, in this last table you’ll get all the information about software updates (can be filter on vendors and classifications). Again, you’ll get information about the level of compliance, WUA version, missing updates and all the detail about the missing updates, like if they are targeted or not, etc.Specific_Comp_4

Alright, so now we need to discuss about requirements. First you need to add the Managed By attribute to your AD system discovery in configuration manager. Then you will also need to add the following properties to your hardware inventory, Logical_Disk — Free Space (MB) and Services — State, and finally but not the least you will need to create the following SQL function, Report for upcoming maintenance window.

Once the SQL function is created, you’ll now have to modify the SQL permissions (unless the reporting point service account already have db_datareader permission on the CM DB) and grant at least the Select permission on the 2 following SQL objects to your reporting service point account:

DS_Permission

So here the link to get the RDL file: Client Health – Specific Computer

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Enjoy.

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SCCM – Using Powershell to effectively set maintenance windows for Patch Tuesday

In this post, I will show you an example of how you can use to PowerShell to automatically set your maintenance windows for Patch Tuesday and overcome the limitations of the recurrence schedule… well in other term, make them work every months. This script is based on the one from Octavian Cordos that you can also found on Technet; Original Script

Ok so now let’s have a look the script. First it will look for all collections where the name match the following pattern, *SU_Server_Montlhy_Autoreboot_Day_*. Then it will take the last character as to set the Maintenance Window X  number of days after the patch Tuesday. i.e  (SCCM-SU_Server_Monthly_AutoReboot_Day_6 will have a MW set 6 days after). If needed you can change this pattern to match you need, and here is a example of what I have in place:

PS_MW_1

By default the script will create a maintenance window from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM with no recurrence and it will also clean previous Maintenance Window. Note that you can change the time of the MW in the script by modifying those 2 variables and this to match your needs;

$StartTime=$PatchDay.AddDays($OffSetDays).Addhours(1)
$EndTime=$StartTime.Addhours(0).Addhours(4)  

PS_MW_2

So here’s a quick recap:

  1.  The script will scan your collections based on their name
  2. All Previous Maintenance Windows that apply to the collections who match this pattern will be deleted
  3. A Maintenance Window (who apply to Software Updates deployment) will be created for all your collections (that match the pattern) X number of day after the Patch Tuesday based on the last character in the name of the collection.

Download the script : here

SCCM – Software Update Groups Compliance Dashboard Revisited, Part 2

In this second part, I will share with you some of the sub reports that I have created for the main SUG dashboard (Software Update Groups Compliance Dashboard Revisited). This will give you the ability to get the details for some of the tables in the dashboard and of course they can also be run independently, as they also bring a lot of useful information.

Let’s start with the first report, which is one of my preferred ones. It’s link to the Top Vulnerable Assets table and can be very useful as it gives you all the details about the health of a specific client as well as the level of compliance for Software Updates. The report contains 3 parameters, which are:

  • Computer Name
  • Vendor – List of vendor from the update catalog
  • Category – Update classification

and also contains multiple tables such as Operating System, CM Client/AD, System Info and Software updates information. Here are some screenshot of the reports:SysInfoDetailed_1

SysInfoDetailed_2

*** It may requires that you add some AD attributes (ManagedBy, DesktopProfile) to your CM system discovery as well as adding the service status to your client policy settings ***  

And now let’s have a look to the second one, which is link to the Assets Information table. Well this part is the only one in the Dashboard that contains the information for all clients, so not only the one with the agent. There are three filters available for this reports, which are:

  • Client – All, Unmanaged and Managed
  • Operating System – filter per OS
  • Collection – filter per Collection

and it contains a table with some information about clients, which can be useful to troubleshoot your client.

SysHealth_1

I will stop here for now, as you have the reports required to drill from the first two table of the Dashboard:SubReport_1So here’s the link to get these reports:

System health for a specific computer

System Health Overall

SCCM – Software Update Groups Compliance Dashboard Revisited

So first, it’s been a long time since my last post. So I hope it will be an interesting one for you guys… and yes, it is about custom software update report again.

In this blog post, I will share with you a Dashboard for Software Updates Group and it’s based on the ones created by Gary Simmons, which are just incredible. So for those who aren’t using it yet, here’s a link that I recommended to read first, as it explains in detail most of the feature include in this Dashboard;  SUG Dashboard from Gary Simmons

First, let’s talk about the parameters, in this Dashboard I’ve change the parameters to match our needs, so for that I’ve create a filter on the software update group parameter to only show the SUG that contains compliance in the name (This is use as a template containing all the updates that are required in our company).   Other fields like Company and Entity match our Folder Structure in SCCM and Scope is the collections that are within the second level folder SCCM. Here’s an example of what we use:

SCCMHierarchy_1

And finally the OS Type parameters allows to scope this report by OS Type, Servers, Workstations, etc. it the case that you have different OS in the Collection.

Dashboard_Parameters

Ok, so in the first part of the Dashboard I’ve change the Asset table to include all devices and the ability to drill down to get the detailed information. Also, in this part I added 2 tables to first get the top 10 vulnerable systems and them the top 10 missing updates.

Dashboard_1

In the second part, I’ve added a custom Overall Systems Compliance part (again from a report from Gary Simmons) which contains all the OS Versions.

 

Dashboard_2

And lastly in the third part, I’ve added a chart to show the Compliance level per update severity, a chart about the updates scan status (% of success) and Errors details, a chart with the top 5 Windows Updates version and a table with the Software updates point status (last sync time, sync status).

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here’s a link from where you can download this dashboard, in the case you are interested to try it;

SUG Compliance Dashboard

And in the next part, I will publish all the sub reports that I’ve create to drill down and get all the details information.

Part 2: Software Update Groups Compliance Dashboard Revisited, Part 2

 

 

SCCM – Software Updates Compliance Reports (Updated)

Recently, I received some suggestions/comments about some of the reports that I published on my blog (and thanks to all of you guys)… and one of them was to add the Maintenance Windows information to the Software Updates Compliance Reports, which I think could be very helpful.

So, here’s an updated version of those reports, which now include the information on the next active maintenance window (if set), plus a new linked report, which gives the Maintenance Windows & Deployments details for the selected collection.

Here are some screenshots of these reports;

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Software_update_Collection_Status

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Software_update_Collection_Status

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Software_update_Computer_Detail

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Software_update_Collection_Detail

Links;

Software_update_Collection_Status; 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4YUN1dTZMZEpEejA/edit?usp=sharing

Software_update_Computer_Detail;

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4UVhlRUxwZXFReHM/edit?usp=sharing

Software_update_Collection_Detail;

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4UHp6Ui0zLXpPcDA/edit?usp=sharing

SCCM – Software Updates Compliance Reports

Here’s a report that I’ve created to obtain the compliance status for the software updates. The first report will allow you to get the information for selected update classifications and for a specific collection. Then the second report, give you the ability to drill down for a specific computer and get the detail by computer as well as the % of compliance based on the selected classification(s).

Here are some screenshots of this reports;

Software Updates – Collection Status

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Software Updates – Computer Status

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You can also expand the result by classification to get the detail.

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Also note that the targeted count don’t include the updates which are already installed.

So if you’d like to use them, the only thing you need it’s to download those .RDL files, import it and changed the datasource for the appropriate one.

– Software update – Compliance Status By Collection

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4ak1URDE0NnhwWTg/edit?usp=sharing

– Software update – Compliance Status By Computer

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4MkNOSlhGR3pvRFU/edit?usp=sharing

SCCM – Report To Get All Java Versions

Here’s a quick post about a custom report that I’ve created to inventory all the java versions installed on sccm clients. It will allow you to get the details by version as well as the ability obtain to drill down and get all the computer(s) by a specific version.

Dashboard View

Screenshot of the dashboard view, which contain the top 10 version.

Computer(s) Detail

Detailled view by specific version, which you can get by clicking on the dashboard or the version column

So basically, the only thing you need it’s to download those .RDL file, import it and changed the datasource for the appropriate one.

Computer(s) Detail.rdl (make sure that the report name will stay exactly the same,  if not the drill down will not work);

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4b21rUEpPUEo3T3M/edit

Java Inventory Report.rdl;

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVMhVXdDQn4MlhRSzk0WVVMNjA/edit