Without spending a lot of time and effort, do you know for certain what software was recently installed on a collection of computers and when each software title was installed? Do you get requests from Software Managers or Security Teams to find out what software was manually installed by the local workstation administrator? When a computer starts misbehaving, can you turn to a report that will tell you exactly what software was changed on that computer?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a built-in SCCM report that SCCM Administrators can turn to for help, so this was one of the challenges presented to the Enhansoft team. We needed to find a solution to help SCCM Admins discover what software was recently installed on a collection of computers.
Since we like solving problems here at Enhansoft, we happily accepted this challenge and set about building a report that would tell you exactly what software was recently installed on a collection of computers.
In order to create this new report, the first step was to review all of the software inventory sources collected by SCCM. As you know there are multiple sources. Multiple sources = Lots of research! Ultimately, the Enhansoft team decided to use the Programs and Features (also known as Add Remove Programs) data to generate this report.
The Software Installed in the Past x Days report limit the number of days you can review to the past 30 days and, as requested, you can target a specific collection. Now you’ll know what was installed and when it was installed. No more guesswork. This report will help answer your question about, “What’s new on this computer?” much faster than any of the SCCM built-in reports!