System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Software Update Groups Compliance Dashboard

Taking the concept of the Software Updates Compliance Dashboard in my previous blog, the Software Update Groups (SUG) Compliance Dashboard (I’m running out of names for these dashboards) is designed to show applicable software updates status while working with the Configuration Manager SUG and collections.  Unlike the previous dashboard which looks at all updates per…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Software Update Groups Dashboard

Please review my previous blogs that led up to this dashboard: http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2013/12/09/creating-a-custom-report-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2014/09/16/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-software-update-compliance-dashboard-part-1.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2015/02/17/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-software-update-compliance-compare-compliance-dashboard.aspx I’ve received many requests for a software update compliance dashboard based on Software Update Groups and Collections since not everyone reports compliance based on Operating System or has a whitelist\blacklist of updates. This Software Update Groups Dashboard displays the compliance for…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Software Update Compliance – Compare Compliance

I’ll start this blog post with a disclaimer since it is not within the bounds of native abilities within System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The opinions and views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Microsoft. This report does not have any support…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Software Update Compliance Dashboard

Software Update Compliance Dashboard – Part 1 I created this blog due to the responses I’ve received from my previous blog (http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2013/12/09/creating-a-custom-report-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx) on creating custom SSRS dashboard for Configuration Manager.  I used a Software Update dashboard just as an example but it seems there is a lot of interest in Software Update dashboards. Reporting on…


Using PowerShell with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Maintenance Tasks

If you have worked with the PowerShell Set-CMSiteMaintenanceTask and Get-CMSiteMaintenanceTask you most likely have already mapped the task name parameter to the actual task name.  At this time the Get-CMSiteMaintenanceTask reference page on TechNet doesn’t list the Maintenance Task name however, you can reference the SMS_SCI_SQLTask Server WMI Class of the Configuration Manager SDK to…


Creating a Custom Report for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Part 2

Getting Started  Ensure you can browse to both the Reports (e.g. http://<ConfigMgr>/Reports) and ReportServer (e.g. http://<ConfigMgr>/ReportServer) web pages on your server hosting SQL Reporting services. Launch Report Builder 3.0 elevated (“Run as Administrator”) using and an account that has admin credentials to both the SQL server and ConfigMgr.  Although the account doesn’t need to be…


Creating a Custom Report for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Part 1

This blog is intended to demonstrate how to create a dashboard for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager using SQL 2012 Reporting Services and Report Builder 3.0.  For a practical demonstration, a dashboard for software updates will be created that uses tables, a pie chart, a line chart, and a column chart. The built in…