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

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6.6. Monitoring Software Distribution Status

After you set up an advertisement to deploy software, you will need to monitor the process and verify the results. You can perform these tasks in three ways: using the software distribution reports in Configuration Manager, using the Status Message Viewer, and using log files. Each of these shows the results in different ways. After you review the following sections, you can decide which method suits your needs the best.

6.6.1. Using Software Distribution Reports

Out of the box, Configuration Manager includes numerous reports that can be used to monitor software distribution status. In fact, a whole section is dedicated to advertisement status that you can use to actively monitor the status of any ...

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