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Pinned topic Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

‏2007-05-01T01:23:20Z |
Before/After Patch Report
http://support.bigfix.com/download/bes/customreports/Before-AfterPatchReport.jpeg
Description: This report looks up MS patches after a user defined date, and displays the statues of those patches before and after another user defined date.

Archiveable/Mailable: No
Required BES Sites: Enterprise Security

I don't like the name of this one, but I can't think of anything better. 5 awesome-points to anyone who can think of a good name for this report.
  • paulc91
    paulc91
    20 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2007-05-14T19:24:59Z  
    I don't quite follow what the data in this report is.

    Here is what I think this shows:
    1) The first date selection is the date to report all fixes that have been release since that date.

    2) The second date is the date to report if a host required the patch, had the patch installed or the patch was not relevant before and after the date given.

    Here is what I don't understand:
    - Given the before and after date, what is the time period that is searched?

    Are my following thoughts correct?
    - The 'before time' the time since the patch was released to the 'Return Results' date
    - The 'after time' the date from the 'Return results' date (or patch release date if after the 'Return results date) until today?

    Thanks
    Paul :)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    890 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2007-05-15T00:56:40Z  
    You have it dead on Paul.

    The first date gathers all MS fixlets whose source date is after that date.

    In web reports we are able to report on when a fixlet first became relevant, last became relevant, and last became non-relevant.

    Using these three inspectors, and the user provided "results before/after" date, we can say:

    If a fixlet became relevant before the "before/after" date, and never became nonrelevant, it is "not fixed"
    If a fixlet became relevant, then nonrelevant before the "before/after" date, it was "fixed".

    The same logic is used after the "before/after" date.
    -Zak
  • JFinn91
    JFinn91
    1 Post

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2007-07-26T15:25:45Z  
    Nice looking report. Should add value to an executive level overview. More importantly display our progress of the BigFix tool since startup.

    Any chance the report has been re written to work with 6....25 ?

    Seems like it wants to work then a Microsoft Ofiice web components box is displayed.
    Thanks,

    JFinn
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    890 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2007-07-26T22:06:52Z  
    Hey JFinn,

    It may be that you don't have active X enabled, or Microsoft Office Web components properly installed.
  • Pug91
    Pug91
    1 Post

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-08-15T05:27:52Z  
    I get the 'Loading..' screen and thats it, the results of the report do not show. I have installed OWC10 and ensure ActiveX is enabled. Can anyone advise if I need to do anything further?
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    890 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-08-20T20:15:18Z  
    Hey Pug,

    Mostly likely an error occurred, so the report never moves beyond the "loading" section. Usually your browser will have a little alert in the lower left hand corner of the window that you can click on to get more information on the error. If you could get me the specifics of the error you are getting, i can get to the bottom of the problem you are having.

    -Zak
  • wnolan91
    wnolan91
    5 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-08-20T23:41:15Z  
    Zak,

    <SideNOTE>
    Recommendation: Name your WebReports files.....
    Format: XML (*.beswrpt)
    HTML (*.ojo / *.besrpt)
    </SideNOTE>

    I get the error also, it states:

    LINE: 456
    Char: 4
    Error: Object does not support this property or method
    Code: 0
    URL: http:{SERVERNAME}:{PORT}/webreports?page=Report&ReportID=310

    I retried it again with just one days worth of 17 August 2008 to 18 August 2008, same error.

    BTW:

    Version of WebReports: 7.0.7.96 on SERVER - {NAMEOFSERVER}B.Domain:52312
    Main Server 7.0.9.110 - {NAMEOFSERVER}A.Domain
    On my Development box Running everything at version 7.1.1.315 all on the same box...
    I get.. Date is not valid. even thou I'm choosing 1 August 2008 to 5 August 2008

    Bill
  • carolyn_wei91
    carolyn_wei91
    2 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-11-08T05:36:07Z  
    I get the error "Date is not valid" too.
    It's probably due to changes between 6.0 and 7.1.
    Unfortunately my javascript is not so good.
    Has anyone got this report to work with 7.1?
  • Lee Wei
    Lee Wei
    599 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-11-09T01:57:16Z  
    Make sure you are using Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work.
    The report uses the Excel which is embedded as an ActiveX control.

    I just tried under BES version 7.1.1.315 and it works nicely under IE7.
  • p_wudthi
    p_wudthi
    3 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-11-13T02:33:37Z  
    At the client have to install MS-Excel, it's works fine.
  • jessewk
    jessewk
    179 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2008-11-13T19:38:14Z  
    You don't actually need excel, but that will work because it installs Office Web Component.

    You can download OWC for free, just do a google search for OWC11.exe and it will be the top link
  • carolyn_wei91
    carolyn_wei91
    2 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2009-06-17T17:13:23Z  
    I haven't been able to get this report to run on 7.2.4. I run it in IE and it just says "Loading".
    Has anyone gotten this to work on 7.2?

    Thanks.
  • Ashwin.D91
    Ashwin.D91
    6 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2009-06-23T03:09:54Z  
    Whatever date I input, it says date not valid. What could be the issue?
  • rgolly91
    rgolly91
    1 Post

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2009-06-27T12:14:25Z  
    Ashwin.D
    Whatever date I input, it says date not valid. What could be the issue?
    I have the same problem, always shows 'Date is not valid'.

    This would be a great report as this will be the first month we patch production with BigFix.
  • levinale91
    levinale91
    1 Post

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2011-12-08T18:12:02Z  
    this doesn't seem to work for me... It says "Loading..." and never returns any data. The web page returns an error in the attached doc... Tried in web reports 6.0.12.5 as well as 6.0.21.5, same result.

    Attachments

  • AakashK
    AakashK
    11 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2014-07-09T14:02:38Z  
    Hi this is indeed a very nice report.
     
    In our environment there are multiple OS supported. Since this report mainly focuse on microsoft "MS" its relevance contains "number of bes computers" & "count of all computer counts" its giving me non-relevant count for all the OS. 
     
    Currently in Not Relevant it is shows 2027 systems as Not relevant where as we are having 986 windows system.
     
    Any help on this will be really helpful to filter only windows count.
  • AakashK
    AakashK
    11 Posts

    Re: Report Available: Before/After Patch Report

    ‏2014-07-10T06:57:16Z  
    • AakashK
    • ‏2014-07-09T14:02:38Z
    Hi this is indeed a very nice report.
     
    In our environment there are multiple OS supported. Since this report mainly focuse on microsoft "MS" its relevance contains "number of bes computers" & "count of all computer counts" its giving me non-relevant count for all the OS. 
     
    Currently in Not Relevant it is shows 2027 systems as Not relevant where as we are having 986 windows system.
     
    Any help on this will be really helpful to filter only windows count.

    Can someone please help me out in this