Configure the Alerts and events per location report

If you use role-based administration, you must have the Report configuration right to perform this task. For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

The Alerts and events per location report provides statistics on all alerts from all computers over a selected period, grouped by location.

  1. Click the Reports icon on the toolbar.
  2. In the Report Manager dialog box, select Alerts and events per location and click Properties.
  3. In the Alerts and Events per Location Properties dialog box, on the Configuration tab, set up the options you want.
    1. In the Report details panel, edit the name and description of the report, if you wish.
    2. In the Reporting period panel, in the Period text box, click the drop-down arrow and select a time period.
      You can either select a fixed period, for example, Last month, or select Custom and specify your own time period in the Start and End boxes.
    3. In the Report location panel, click Computers to show alerts per computer or Group to show alerts for each group of computers.
    4. In the Alert and event types to include panel, select alert and event types you want to include in the report.
      By default, the report shows all alert and event types.
      Alternatively, you can configure the report to show only locations that have reported a particular alert or event. To specify a single alert or event, click Advanced and click an alert or event name in the list. To specify more than one alert or event, type a name in the text box, using wildcards. Use ? for any single character in the name, and * for any string of characters. For example, W32/* would specify all viruses with names beginning W32/.
  4. On the Display options tab, under Display, choose which locations you want the report to show.

    By default, the report shows all computers and groups and the number of occurrences for each. You can configure it to show only:

    • the top n locations that have recorded the most alerts and events (where n is a number you specify), or
    • locations with m alerts and events or more (where m is a number you specify).
  5. Under Sort by, select whether you want to sort locations by the number of items detected or name.
    By default, the report lists locations in order of decreasing number of alerts and events per location. Select Location if you want them sorted by name in alphabetical order.
  6. On the Schedule tab, select Schedule this report if you want to run the report at regular intervals, with the results being sent to your chosen recipients as email attachments. Enter the start date and time and the frequency with which the report will be generated, specify the output file format and language, and enter the email addresses of the recipients of the report.