Introduction to Warranty Information Reporting
Warranty Information Reporting (WIR) works with Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (CMCB), Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (CM12 R2), Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 (CM07 R3), Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (CM07 R2), and all of their related service packs. Unless specifically mentioned within this document, the following information relates to all versions of Configuration Manager.
Configuration Manager collects significant amounts of information; however, it does not provide you with reports about your PC (desktop, laptop, notebook and server) warranties. Besides WIR, there are no other tools available in the current marketplace to easily and accurately determine the warranty expiry date for multiple PC manufacturers on the network.
WIR provides you with the tools to run useful, easy-to-read SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports. There is even a handy Power BI dashboard which displays much of the information found in the other SSRS reports all in one place.
If you need quick answers to the following questions:
- What is the age of our PCs?
- How many PCs are out of warranty?
- How many of a certain type of PC do we have?
- How many PC warranties are within a particular range?
WIR will provide you with this necessary information all at the click of a mouse.
Our Power BI dashboard and SSRS reports use the data collected by WIR and Configuration Manager which is stored in the Configuration Manager database. Many of WIR’s “Count” SSRS reports will also give you the ability to drill through to secondary reports for additional detailed information.
WIR produced reports are interactive, and our SSRS reports can be exported to CSV, Excel, PDF, TIFF, Web Archive, and XML file formats. They are also pre-sized, so they can be printed easily on standard-sized paper.