BigFix - Web Reports - Finding Application Installations

This document will cover processes by which a Web Reports user can see what computers an application is installed on.

Software Installed Report

The Software Installed Report is the simplest way to retrieve this information, but it has limited reporting abilities.

Log into WebReports > Report List > Search for Software Installed Report

Choose any filters you would like in the top section, then put the name of the software you are looking for in the "Enter application name" field > Generate Report

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The filter is incredibly useful for sorting through computers. A filter works by either a conjunctive (all) set of properties or a disjunctive set of properties (any). We will start by creating a couple of filters with only one rule.

  1. In the initial dropdown box, select "Computers"
  2. In the "Search Properties" field, type one of the below according to your chosen OS and select the auto-completed property
    1. Windows: "Installed Applications - Windows"
    2. macOS: "Installed Applications - Versions - Mac OS X"
  3. Two more fields will appear: another dropdown and a text field. The dropdown lists the search operator ("contains", "does not contains", etc.), and the blank field will contain the value you are searching for
  4. Leave the "contains" field as "contains".
  5. Enter the name of an application, such as "Chrome" for Google Chrome.
  6. Press Apply Filter
  7. All computers with Chrome installed will appear below

Modify Table Columns

To view the "Installed Applications" column in the table, you will need to add the associated property. To do so, follow the below instructions:

  1. Click "Edit Columns"
  2. Under "Available Columns", enter in the name of the property you would like to add (e.g. "Installed Applications - Windows" or "Installed Applications - Versions - Mac OS X")
  3. Check the checkbox next to your chosen property
  4. In the "Current Columns" section there will be a "+" sign next to the name of the property. This plus sign controls whether all apps are listed or just the ones we were searching for. If you click the "+" sign it will turn to a "-" sign and show just the Chrome app for every computer in our list.

Keywords:webreports app install filter column table property properties application   Doc ID:108973
Owner:Tanya D.Group:Endpoint Management
Created:2021-02-10 14:32 CDTUpdated:2023-09-18 08:29 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Endpoint Management
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