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KACE Desktop Authority 11.2.1 - Reporting Guide



KACE® Desktop Authority 11.2.1

Reporting Guide


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Desktop Authority - Reporting Guide
Updated - January 2022
Version - 11.2.1

Table of Contents


Reporting Overview

Reporting overview*

The Reporting object presents the opportunity to run predefined reports distributed with Desktop Authority or the ability to create custom reports. Reports can be run manually at any time or may be scheduled to run on a specific and/or recurring Date/Time.

Pre-defined reports

Select a report category from the Pre-Defined Reports tree. The Pre-Defined Reports object contains reports distributed with Desktop Authority. Click Generate or double-click a report in the report list to execute the selected report. Click Import to gather new report templates made available for Desktop Authority .

User-defined reports

Select User-defined Reports from the reporting tree. The User-defined Reports object lists reports that have been modified from the original supplied reports or newly created reports. Click New to create a new user-defined report or use the Wizard interface by clicking Wizard. Click Modify or double-click a report in the report list to open the selected report for changes. Click Generate to run and view the selected report. Click Delete to remove the selected report. Click Import to gather a user-defined .sli file into the user-defined report repository. Click Export to create a user-defined .sli file based on one or more reports in the user-defined report repository. User-defined reports can be categorized into separate folders. Click New Folder to create a new repository folder. Click Delete Folder to remove a repository folder. Rename an existing folder by clicking Rename Folder.

Generated (saved) reports

Select Generated (Saved) Reports from the reporting tree. Saved reports are reports that have been run as a Scheduled Report. Click View or double-click a report in the report list to display the selected report. Click Delete to remove the selected report.

Scheduled reports

Select Scheduled Reports from the reporting tree. The Scheduled Reports object defines a schedule for a selected report to be run automatically. Scheduled reports can accept parameters and can be defined to run one or more times. The schedule can also email the report to a destination once it is run. Click New to create a new schedule for a report. Click Modify or double-click a report in the report list to change the scheduled settings for a report. Click Delete to delete the selected scheduled report.

Scheduled reports are saved to the User-Defined report repository.

Enable/Disable report data collection

User and Computer Data is collected by Desktop Authority's Operations Master service and the ETLProcessor plugin. The ETLProcessor plugin is available in the Server Manager > Plugins tab for configuration.

Data Collection can be configured for both the User and Computer in their respective Data Collection profile objects. Computer Management Data Collection can be configured for hardware, software, Patch Management, USB/Port Security and Startup/Shutdown information. User based Data Collection can be configured for login/logoff and lock/unlock events.

*Note: This feature is not a standard part of Desktop Authority Essentials. To obtain this feature, Desktop Authority Essentials must be upgraded to the full version of Desktop Authority..

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