Reports for Deployment Solution
I am not sure if it would be possible to have a few more reports for Deployment Solution apart from the ones existing as of now in NS 7.1 SP2 MP1 and earlier releases.
1. ) We can have the reports like Which of the machines are present in WinPE and so on ....
There was a issue where in we were trying to find out about any Client computer from a report if we can identify which out of them are in WinPE / LinPE. The easiest way to find out this information would be to check the table Inv_Aex_AC_Identification from OS name column, if the name of the OS is either “ Windows (TM) Code Name "Longhorn" Preinstallation Environment” for Windows or “Deployment Preboot Linux” for LinPE Environments we can easily identify that the machine is running under WinPE or LinPE (PXE).
Ideally when a machine which is already detected in SMP Console (managed or unmanaged) and if that machine is booted in WinPE or Linux PE there should be a change in the OS name, since as soon as the machine boots up into WinPE or Linux PE, it sends basic inventory to SMP server which should have updated the OS Name Column in Inv_Aex_AC_Identification Table, unfortunately in current version of SMP NS 7.1 SP2 MP1.1 (Build 7.1.8400) if the machine is already detected and has a GUID assigned to it in the database in that case the updated information does not reflect in the console and the agent in the Client machine skips to send the basic inventory.
If this not present as of now , can we have a look into this or something similar ?
2. ) Also others reports like what deployment tasks were executed on which Client machines which are in production.