Use Reports in System Center Essentials

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows Essential Business Server

System Center Essentials provides extensive reporting capabilities you can use to view and filter information about the health or configuration of components and devices in your network environment.

You can configure System Center Essentials to automatically e-mail a Daily Health Report. The report summarizes information about inventory, software updates, monitoring data, and key recommended actions. You can send the report to a single recipient or to a distribution list.

You can also run a variety of reports in the System Center Essentials console. System Center Essentials includes several predefined reports, and it also includes reports that are automatically imported when you import a management pack.

For more information about reporting in System Center Essentials, see the System Center Essentials Help: On the Management Server, in the System Center Essentials console, press F1.

Configure System Center Essentials to set up the Daily Health Report

When you configure System Center Essentials during the deployment of Windows EBS, you run the System Center Essentials Feature Configuration Wizard. This wizard configures important System Center Essentials features and settings, and you can use it to set up the Daily Health Report.

If you have not set up the Daily Health Report, use the following procedure to set it up.

To set up the Daily Health Report
  1. Start the System Center Essentials console by using one of the procedures in Start the System Center Essentials Console, earlier in this document.

  2. In the navigation pane, click the Administration icon.

  3. In the Administration pane, click Settings.

  4. In the Settings Pane, expand Type: Server, right-click Daily Health Report, and then click Properties.

  5. In the Server Settings—Daily Health Report dialog box, click Yes, and then configure the required information for the Daily Health Report. Then click OK.

Run a report in System Center Essentials

To run a report in System Center Essentials
  1. Start the System Center Essentials console by using one of the procedures in Start the System Center Essentials Console, earlier in this document.

  2. In the navigation pane, click Reporting.

  3. In the Reporting pane, click a report category.

  4. In the CategoryName Reports pane, click a report, and then, in the Actions pane, click Open.

  5. In the ReportName window, select or type the required report parameters, and then click Run.

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