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How to Create a Dashboard

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Dashboards in Configuration Manager 2007 display multiple reports on a single page. You can create dashboards to monitor information about related hardware or software or to group the reports you use most frequently. New dashboards can be created by specifying the dashboard properties or by cloning an existing dashboard. Use the following procedure to create a new dashboard by specifying the dashboard properties.

Procedure

How to create a new dashboard

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Dashboards.

  2. Right-click Dashboards, and then click New Dashboard to open the New Dashboard Wizard.

  3. Specify the following dashboard properties:

    • Name: Specifies the name for the dashboard. This setting is required.

    • Comment: Specifies the description for the dashboard. This setting is optional.

    • Limit cell height: Specifies whether to limit the height of the dashboard display. When this property is selected, type the maximum height, in pixels, in the Height text box. The default value is 250.

    Click Next.

  4. Specify the dimensions for the dashboard, and then click Set. By default, the dashboard is made of two rows and two columns.

  5. Select the row and column for the dashboard report, click the Select Report icon, select the report from the Select Report dialog box, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    The dialog box will display only the reports that do not contain a report prompt and reports for which the user has Read access.

    Repeat step 5 to add additional reports to the dashboard.

  6. Use the Move Up and Move Down icons to change the dashboard position for a highlighted report.

  7. Click Next, and then click Close.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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