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Microsoft System Center by Mitch Tulloch, Kaushal Pandey, Brandon Linton, Manish Raval, Rushi Faldu

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CHAPTER 2Configuration Manager custom reporting

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager includes a number of different built-in reports that can be used to retrieve information from the Configuration Manager database. These reports can provide great visibility into your overall environment. Configuration Manager uses Microsoft SQL Server as its backend database engine. During hardware and software scans, Configuration Manager scans the local machine and sends the information collected to the backend database to be stored there. Since the data collected resides in an SQL database, Transact-SQL (T-SQL) queries can be used to query the database and retrieve information about the data stored in it.

Configuration Manager creates several ...

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