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Scheduled Reports & Alerts

 

In addition to pulling data from live endpoints, Action1 enables you to automate some of your administration and management routines. For example, you can generate reports, or monitor specific events and get notified about them as soon as they occur. Navigate to Real-Time Reports & Alerts / Built-in Reports to see a list of reports Action1 provides out of the box. 

IT Asset Management reports

Software Inventory:

  • Installed Software
  • Cloud Storage Apps
  • Instant Messengers
  • Web Browsers
  • MS Outlook Versions
  • Windows Drivers

Hardware Inventory:

  • Hardware Summary
  • Processors
  • HW Manufacturers
  • Physical Memory
  • Motherboards
  • Firmware
  • Installed Printers
  • Disk Drives
  • SCSI Controllers
  • Monitors
  • Sound Devices

Managed Endpoints

Windows Updates reports

  • Missing Updates
  • Missing Critical Updates
  • Installed Updates
  • Reboot Required
  • Hotfixes
  • Update History
  • Update Statistic

Endpoint Security reports

Users and Groups:

  • Local User Accounts
  • Local Groups
  • Group Membership
  • Logon Statistics
  • Logged On Users
  • Profiles by User
  • Profiles by Computer

USB Devices

  • USB Disk Usage
  • SD Card Usage

Network:

  • Open Network Shares
  • Open Hidden Shares

Endpoint Configuration reports

General:

  • OS Information
  • OS Install Dates
  • Boot Configurations
  • Environment Varibales
  • Windows Event Logs
  • Computer AD Domains
  • Computer Time Zone
  • Local Time
  • Applied GPO (RSoP)

Network Connections:

  • To TCP/IP Addresses
  • To Internet Domains

Network Settings:

  • Routing Tables
  • Network Adapters

Remote Task Manager:

  • Running Processes
  • Startup Programs
  • Windows Services List
  • Process/Memory Stats

Disk and Partitions:

  • Logical Disks
  • Disks w/o BitLocker
  • Disk Volumes
  • Low Disk Space
  • Disk Partitions
  • NTFS Disk Quotas

Scheduled Reports

Scheduled Reports or subscriptions give you the ability to run reports regularly and get results automatically via email at pre-determined intervals. For example, you can schedule to receive a list of computers missing security patches every week.

To subscribe to a report, select Tools / Subscribe. Alternatively, go to the Scheduled Reports page. On this page, you’ll see your active subscriptions. Select new subscription and type your query in simple English. For example, type “installed software”, “missing updates” or “running processes”. Action1 will suggest reports for you. Define the schedule and recipients, for example send reports every Monday at 10 am to the IT security manager.

Hardware Inventory: The Physical Memory report

Alerts

Alerts allow you to receive instant email notifications when something important happens, such as a new software package is installed or a network share is opened by a user. Alert rules are created based on queries. Most predefined reports can be configured as alerts, with certain limitations.

To create a new alert rule based on the report, select Tools / Create Alert. Alternatively, navigate to Real-Time Reports & Alerts / Alerts and follow the “new alert rule” link. Input the report name and create an alert based on it. If the report you search for is not available in the list, it means alerting is not supported for it at the moment.

Specify changes to trigger an alert (created, deleted, modified), recipients, and add additional filters and logic that make alerting more precise. For example, you can configure Action1 to send you an alert whenever someone tries to install the Skype instant messenger on a production server. 

Creating an alert

You can create alert rules based on existing queries. If you can’t find a suitable query to convert to an alert that you need, please let us know, and we’ll try to do our best to add it quickly and at no charge to you.