- Review of the Apple Remote Desktop Basics
- Adding Workstations to Remote Desktop
- User Accounts and Remote Desktop
- Overview of Remote Desktop Reporting
- Collecting Data for Reports
- Designating an Administrator Computer to Handle/Store Report Data
- Running a Report
- Choosing Between the Report Types and Specifying Details
- Working With Remote Desktop Report Data Outside of Remote Desktop
Running a Report
To run a report, you select which workstations you want to include in the report and then choose the type of report from the Report menu. Remote Desktop includes 12 different report types, many of which can be highly customized to display specific information about the selected computers (either for greater detail or to create a simplified display of only required information). After the report is run, it is displayed in a separate report window in columnar format and can be sorted based on each piece of information in the report. From the report window, you can also print or export the report to tab- or comma-delimited text (which can then be imported to an Excel file or another database).
Remote Desktop can automate almost any task, including running reports. At the lower left corner of the report dialog box, there is a button with the icon of a stop watch. This button allows you to save and schedule the report for later use. You can choose to run the report once at a later time or set up recurring instances of the report.