SMS Reporting on Actual PC Usage

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Is there a file/way for SMS to report on that would show the actual PC usage? As in, how many times during the past X months has this machine been turned on/booted up?

We have a few machines in questionable usage locations and it would be nice to have data to show that "these machines havent even been turn3ed on in the past month". It would help around budget time to not spend unwisely! :)


Question by:CRCool
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    About the usage I'm not sure. I think that it is not possible with SMS because the product is not designed for that. This job should be handled by MOM (now SCOM).

    As for the history of reboot, SMS can help. SMS regurarly gathers information about computers via HW inventory. And it creates also a history. In HW inventory there is information about last boot up time of Windows. So if you set SMS to do HW inventory each day, it can give you information if the PC is rebooted each day (so you will not know is the PC was rebooted twice or more per day).

    So go to SMS console and create a report.
    Add a name and category
    Click on Edit SQL Query Statement
    Into SQL Query Statement copy and paste code below
    Click on Prompts
    Click on star to create a prompt
    Fill in Name and Prompt text as shown on attached picture
    Click OK 4x

    Hope it will help.

    	v_R_System s
    	Left Outer Join v_HS_Operating_System os on
    		s.ResourceID = os.ResourceID
    	s.Name0 = @computerName

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