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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 by Christopher W. Urban, Ron D. Crumbaker, Chris Mosby

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11.3. Creating and Managing Reports

The simplest way to begin creating a new report is to start with a report that includes most of the information you are looking for and then build off that until you get comfortable with building your own reports. There is no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to reports. As we will discuss later in this chapter, you can even export your custom reports to share with others. You can even take someone else's custom report and import it into your Configuration Manager infrastructure.

11.3.1. Creating a New Report from the Console

You access the data from Configuration Manager stored in the site server through SQL views. SQL views are essentially virtual tables that do not themselves contain any data, but ...

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