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System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed by Dan Toll, Garth Jones, Kerrie Meyler

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Introduction

System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) stores a wealth of information about users, hardware, software inventory, software updates, applications, site status, and other Configuration Manager operations in a relational database. The trick is to know how to retrieve that data out of the SQL Server database and present it in meaningful, useful, and reusable reports.

Microsoft provides some out-of-the-box reports; however, these reports only scratch the surface of what is available for use by management, end users, and Configuration Manager administrators. This book is written based on the premise that ConfigMgr reporting is not very difficult if you use the concepts, tools, and techniques discussed throughout its chapters. It ...

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