Creating computer status reports with Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 and Symantec Client Security 3.1

Article:TECH101777  |  Created: 2006-01-28  |  Updated: 2006-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH101777
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



You run Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 or Symantec Client Security 3.1. You install Reporting Server. You want to know how to create computer status reports.


Solution



About computer status reports
Computer status reports are reports about the status, or inventory, of the computers in your security network. The reports are as follows:
  • Virus Definition Distribution
  • Computers Not Checked Into Parent Server
  • Symantec AntiVirus Product Versions
  • Symantec Client Firewall Product Versions
  • IPS Signature Distribution

You can filter which computers are included in the report through the advanced settings option. You can also print or save the report.

To create a computer status report
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Scan Reports. In the Use saved report list box, select a saved filter configuration you want to use or use the default configuration.
  6. Under What type of Computer Status Report would you like to see, in the Report type list box, select one of the following reports:
    • Virus Definition Distribution
    • Computers Not Checked Into Parent Server
    • Symantec AntiVirus Product Versions
    • Symantec Client Firewall Product Versions
    • IPS Signature Distribution
  7. If you want to set more filters for the report configuration, click Advanced Settings and make any changes to the configuration.
    You can save the current settings to the existing configuration or you can create a new configuration.
  8. Click Create Report.


Example computer status reports
The following example shows how to create a report that shows the virus definitions dates of all the computers in the server group.

To create the example computer status report
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Computer Status Reports.
  6. In the Report type drop-down list, click Virus Definition Distribution.
  7. Click Create Report.

The following example shows how to create a report that shows all of the managed clients that have not checked into the parent server in the last week.

To create a report that shows clients that have not checked in
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Computer Status Reports.
  6. In the Report type drop-down list, click Computers Not Checked Into Parent Server.
  7. In the Time range drop-down list, click Past week.
  8. Click Create Report.

The following example shows how to create a report that shows the version of Symantec AntiVirus that is installed on all computers in the server group.

To create a report that shows the Symantec AntiVirus program version
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Computer Status Reports.
  6. In the Report type drop-down list, click Symantec AntiVirus Product Versions.
  7. Click Create Report.

The following example shows how to create a report that shows the computers in the server group with Auto-Protect disabled.

To create a report that shows computers with Auto-Protect disabled
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Computer Status Reports.
  6. In the Report type drop-down list, click Symantec AntiVirus Product Versions.
  7. Click the Advanced Settings hyperlink.
  8. In the Auto-Protect status drop-down list, click Disabled.
  9. Click Create Report.




References
The following documents show how to create other types of reports:
For more information about using reports, read the Reporting User's Guide (Report.pdf) in the Docs folder of the installation CD.




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