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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook by Brian Mason, Greg Ramsey

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Monitoring compliance with SSRS

We previously showed how to use the CM control panel applet to look at compliance, but that is useful for just one machine at a time. There are several ways to monitor the compliance of a baseline in CM12 for all users or computers.

One way to view compliance is just to view the Monitoring node of the CM12 console. Another way is to view SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports. Slicker yet, is to leverage subscriptions via text file to a share, or an e-mail from SSRS. We will show you how to set up an e-mail subscription on behalf of your boss. Then we will show how to drop a file daily, which lists noncompliant assets for your security team.

Getting ready

The My-Company-Win7-Desktop baseline created earlier ...

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