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Configuration Manager: Installing ConfigMgr R2 Client Status Reporting

Select “Client Status Reporting” from the main installation wizard under the “Additional Content” section. You can also browse to the “Client Status Reporting” folder on the CD as the install will take you there anyways.

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Launch the “Clientstatusreporting” MSI.

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Select “Next”.

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Select “I accept the license agreement” and select “Next”.

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Select the destination folder and select “Next”.

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Select “Next” to start the installation.

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Select “Finish”.

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You will have a new menu option in the Start menu. Launch the “Configure Client Status Reporting” to finalize the installation.

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On the “Site Settings” tab, you will need to configure the SQL server and instance, along with what account you want the Client Status reporting to run under. I typically will configure it to use the local system account.

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On the Options tab, you will want to select the “Update Configuration Manager 2007 site database with inactive client information”, you will also want to configure the client activity periods for your environment.

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On the Schedule tab, you will want to enable the Client pulse settings along with the Client ping settings. You will also want to configure the schedules for those settings.

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Importing the Client Status reports into Configuration Manager

Select “Import Objects” on the Reporting node.

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Select “Next”.

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Select “Browse”.

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Browse to the path you see below. Then select “Open”.

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Select “Next”.

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Select “Next”.

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Select “Next”.

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Select “Finish”.

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After the reports have been imported, you can see them listed in the reports folder.

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I am a Microsoft MVP for System Center Configuration Manager and owner of Nackers Consulting Services, LLC. I focus primarily on System Center Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. In addition to helping clients leverage the technologies they use, I enjoy spending a lot of time on the forums and email lists helping answer questions and just seeing what people are doing with the deployment technologies available to them. I have spoken at Microsoft Management Summit on ConfigMgr/MDT integration and I have spoken at user groups around the country. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I am always willing to help.

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  1. Great article! I also found that you need to tweak the MPs for policy logging, especially if you run the CSR service under a service account. This is fully documented in the CSR Help File.

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