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Viewing and printing reports

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

Reports are accessible from the Client Security reporting server. A few reports are also accessible from the Client Security console. Reporting services provide several options when you view reports, such as configurable time spans and data filtering by policy.

Viewing and printing a report

You can view reports by using a Web browser to access Report Manager on the reporting server.

You can also access reports by using the Client Security console.

For more information about report viewing permissions, see Working with user roles.

To view and print a report by using Report Manager

  1. Open the reporting Web site. If you chose the default virtual directory for reports, the URL would be:

    http://hostname/Reports/
    

    If you chose to secure the viewing of reports with HTTPS, the URL would be:

    https://hostname/Reports/
    
  2. Click Microsoft Operations Manager Reporting, and then click Microsoft Forefront Client Security. A list of available reports appears.

  3. Click the report you want to view. The reporting console displays the report you chose.

  4. As needed, modify the viewing options and click View Report to apply the options you selected. For more information, see Report viewing options.

  5. To print the report, click the Print icon.

    If the client print control software for SQL Server Reporting Services is not installed on the computer printing the report, you will be prompted to install it.

    noteNote:
    The dialog box for installing the client print control may state that you need to install SQL Server; however, the only software that is installed when you accept the installation is the client print control.

To access a report by using the Client Security console

  1. On the management server, open the Client Security console.

  2. On the Dashboard tab, click the report you want to view. Reporting links are available under Summary Reports and under Computers Per Issue.

    noteNote:
    Whether the report opens a new window or tab (as opposed to the existing window or tab) is controlled by the settings of your default browser. In Internet Explorer, the Reuse windows for launching shortcuts option on the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box controls this behavior.

  3. As needed, modify the viewing options and click View Report to apply the options you selected. For more information, see Report viewing options.

  4. To print the report, click the Print icon.

    If the client print control software for SQL Server Reporting Services is not installed on the computer printing the report, you will be prompted to install it.

    noteNote:
    The dialog box for installing the client print control may state that you need to install SQL Server; however, the only software that is installed when you accept the installation is the client print control.

Report viewing options

The following table lists the options available when you view a report. The table notes when an option is limited to particular types of reports.

 

Option Effect on a report

Policy

Limits the scope of the report to computers protected by the specified policy during the time span of the report.

Group By

Specifies whether and how the report data should be grouped or aggregated. The criteria vary per report. One common criterion is policy.

noteNote:
If you group by policy, computers to which you deployed more than one policy during the report time span appear under each applicable policy. When this occurs, the computer is counted in the summation of computers in each group in which it appears.

Show unclassified software

Adds instances of unclassified software detection to reports showing malware detection instances. Unclassified software is software that is not explicitly identified in malware definitions as malware or as trusted software. Available on Malware Summary and Malware History reports.

Events Grouped By

Specifies how event data should be grouped. Available on Computer Detail and Computer Detail History reports.

Start Time

Specifies the beginning point of the report's time span. Available on history reports.

End Time

Specifies the ending point of the report's time span. Available on history reports.

Time Span

Lets you select 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour report time spans. Available on summary reports.

Trend Time Span

Specifies in days the time span of trend reports on a Deployment Summary or Security Summary report. The minimum number of days is 30.

Malware

Limits the scope of the report to the specified malware. Available on Malware Detail and Malware Detail History reports.

Computer Name

Limits the scope of the report to the specified computer. Available on Computer Detail and Computer Detail History reports.

Domain

Limits the scope of the report to the specified domain. Available on Computer Detail and Computer Detail History reports.

 
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