Introduction to Reporting Information
WMIX offers flexible reporting features which can be used at any time. You can quickly generate a report on information currently being displayed or generate a pre-configured report for a machine or a set of machines. All reports are generated in HTML. However, an option to export to CSV is available from within the HTML report. Once the information is saved in CSV format, it can easily be imported into other applications such as Microsoft® Excel® for further processing.
Reporting Information on the fly
Exporting information on the fly is very easy to do with WMIX. Almost every view and information window allows you to report the information currently being viewed. For instance, the Object Properties window has a Report button which can be used to export the window’s information.
Reporting from within the Browser View
When using the Browser view you can either report information on a single instance or all child instances.
- To report information on a single instance, select it and either right click on the mouse and chose Report Properties from the menu or click on Report Object Information in the Information Panel.
- You can also click on the button in the main toolbar.
Reporting from within the Instances Panel
You can also report information on a single instance or all instances in the Instances Panel.
- To report information on a single instance, select it, right click on the mouse and select the Report Properties menu item.
- To report information on all instances in the Instances view, right click within an empty area of the Instances Panel and select the Report Instances menu item.
Generating Pre-Defined Reports
WMIX also allows you to create pre-configured reports for the currently focused machine.
To generate a pre-defined report, click on the Report item from the main menu and select the report to generate from the list.
WMIX comes with a set of pre-configured reports:
- General System Information
Reports the system information of the target machine including: Operating System, Service Pack / Hot Fixes, Serial / Asset Tag information.
- System Devices
Reports the hardware devices that are connected on the target machine.
- Hard Drive Information
Reports the hard drive information of the target machine, including partition, logical drive information, and drive mappings.
- Installed Software (MSI)
Reports the installed software on the target machine (as reported by MSI).
However, you can pre-configure any reports to be available from the Reportmenu, see Report Manager.
Generating Pre-Defined Reports for a set of machines
WMIX can generate a report on a set of machines defined either by a target input file or by using the Group Management features of the Favorites panel.
- To generate a report for a set of machines in the Favorites Panel, select the parent container, right click on the mouse and use the Report > menu entries:
- To generate a report using a target input file, use the Report Wizard.