One of our favorite tasks when it comes to SCCM management is SCCM Custom Report Creation. Not only does it bring value to an SCCM installation, but it also brings visibility to your hard work toward your management. Without SCCM reports, this huge management tool is running silently on all your devices but you’re not benefiting from all the advantages. It’s like having a sports car and discovering the Autobahn … ok maybe not.

But what makes a good SCCM Custom report?

  1. Data, data, data
    • This is the most important part of your reports. You need to query the right SQL views in the SCCM database. If you’re showing incorrect information, your report will be useless
    • Building an efficient SQL query is the hard part of report creation. Without any SQL skills, it will be hard to achieve what you want… but, everything can be learned. Two years ago I had never done an SCCM report and today we’ve built many and made them available to businesses like yours.
  2. Visually attractive
    • A report full of data is useful but if it’s presented awfully, you won’t get readers’ attention
    • Try to keep it clean: add pie charts and graphs if possible. Microsoft proves this with their latest Software Update dashboard and Office 365 dashboard.
  3. The little details :
    • Try to add links between your report to direct your reader in the right direction
    • Add tooltips to explain the data shown

In our opinion, the default SCCM Reports are lacking many of those points. Yes, they offer valuable data but they are often not adapted to your environment and are visually… basic.

For all those reasons, we started to create our own set of reports and due to their growing popularity, we decided to help you begin your own SCCM report creation process. For this example, we will show the process that we took when designing our free Office 365 report.

Building the SQL Query

SCCM 1606 introduced a new way to inventory Office 365. A new inventory class is created on the client and this data is stored in the v_GS_OFFICE365PROPLUSCONFIGURATIONS. We found this view by browsing the v_GS_* classes in the SCCM database. These classes are usually related to hardware inventory information.

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By using a simple query we can see all data stored in this view:


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By looking at the results, we know that this is the right view to use.

The machine name is not included in this view. We need to use a JOIN SQL command to get it from the V_R_System view which is the “main” discovery view containing your clients. An SQL JOIN clause is used to combine rows from two tables, based on a common field between them. In our case (We join V_R_System and v_GS_OFFICE365PROPLUSCONFIGURATIONS based on the same ResourceID)

JOIN v_R_System SYS ON SYS.ResourceID = OFI.ResourceID

After that, we’re adding SYS.Name0 in the SELECT to add the machine name from the V_R_System view and we use a WHERE clause to exclude all NULL records.

JOIN v_R_System SYS ON SYS.ResourceID = OFI.ResourceID
WHERE CDNBaseUrl0 is not null

We end up with something like this :

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You can modify the query to exclude unwanted data. Once your query is created, we can create the report.

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To create SCCM custom report, follow these steps :

  • Open the SCCM console and go to Monitoring / Overview / Reporting
  • Right-click on Reports and select Create Reports
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  • On the Create Report Wizard, select type SQL-based Report
  • Enter the name of the report Office 365 Inventory
  • Enter a report Description if desired
  • Click on Browse and select the folder where the report will be saved
  • Click Next
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  • Review the Summary and complete the wizard
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  • Report Builder will automatically run
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  • Click Run

Report Builder

Report Builder is a simple tool to create reports. You can also use Visual Studio but you need a license, so we’ll stick to Report Builder. We will explain the basic steps for creating a report.

Once Report Builder is launched, look at the left part of the screen, we will focus on the Report Data section.

Data Sources and Datasets folder is the most important to startThe Data Source section will be used to configure the database and Dataset will be used for the SQL query.

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In our case, we won’t use Built-in Fields and Parameters but they are very useful when you want to standardize your reports. For example, if you want to scope a report to a specific collection, you will need to use the Parameters section. If you want to include your company logo in the report, you will need to import it into the Images folder.

SCCM Report Creation – Configure the Data Sources

We first need to connect to the SCCM database :

  • Right-click on Data Sources in Report Data on the left panel and select Add Data Source
  • In the General tab, enter a name for your data source
  • Select Use a shared connection or report model
  • Click on Browse
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  • Browse to the end and select your SCCM Database GUID and click Open
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  • Back in Data Source Properties, click Test Connection to test your configuration and OK when you’re done
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Make sure that your account has access to the database. If not, set up another account via Credentials on the left panel.

Create a Dataset

The Datasets section is where your SQL query will be created.

  • Right-click Datasets in the left panel and select Add Dataset
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  • Select Use a dataset embedded in my report and select the data source you just created
  • In the Query field, paste this SQL query
JOIN v_R_System SYS ON SYS.ResourceID = OFI.ResourceID
WHERE CDNBaseUrl0 is not null
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  • Click Ok
  • You can see on the right side all fields returned by your query
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Report Design

We are now ready to create the visual side of the report. We will include the data returned by the query.

  • Double-click the title and rename it to Office 365 Inventory
  • On the top menu select Insert / Table / Table Wizard
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  • Select the Dataset that you just created, click Next
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  • Select desired fields to be displayed in the table and drag them to the Values box. In our example we simply just take everything.
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  • In the Layout section, just hit Next
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  • In the Style screen, choose Generic because we’ll modify the font and color ourselves, click Finish
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  • You will end up having a basic report with a title and the table you just created
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Visual Modification

  • We will now change the default font
  • Select the whole row and select the desired font and color on the top
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  • We will now import our company logo in the report
  • Right-click Image and select Add Image
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Once imported, drag the Image to your report, click OK on the Image Properties box

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  • Size it and place it where you need it
  • It already looks much better :
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  • Another thing we suggest to change :
    • Column name and column size
    • Include tooltip if any fields are non-descriptive
    • Remove any unwanted column (Delete the column or remove it from the SQL query)

After all modifications, our final report looks like this :

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When we’re done with the design, we will test the result in Report Builder before saving it to our production folder.

  • Click Run button on the top left
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Go back and modify if needed, when you’re satisfied with the results, click Save button on the top left. The report is automatically available on your reporting point in the folder you specified.


By saving the report in Report Builder, your report will be updated in SSRS and in the SCCM console.


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  • From the SCCM console, go to Monitoring / Reporting / Reports. Your report should be published in your folder.
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Your first SCCM Custom Report Creation might not be the best one but with perseverance, you’ll get better and develop your skills. If you’re too lazy or don’t have time for this, we can help at a very low cost. (and many custom reports are free)

Comments (8)


01.25.2021 AT 03:46 AM
Hi I am quite new to SCCM and i found the Report Section. I tried to use the report builder but it is not installed yet. The system here was built by an other guy who left the company. Our SQL Server for SCCM is not running on the SCCM Server itself so there are two servers involved. Can you please tell me where i have to install the Report Builder, on the SCCM Server or on the SQL Server ? One of my task in the future is to install the SQL Server on the SCCM Server so everything is together but i think this is not so easy. Thank you very much for your help.


03.03.2020 AT 03:13 PM
Awesome tutorial; however, just a little caution: it's probably not a good idea to use the alias "sys" as this is already a built-in object for SQL Server.

Ashwini kumar

01.12.2020 AT 08:51 AM
This is my favorite website for getting stuff about sccm , site owner deserve a lot of thanks

Dinkus McPlinkus

10.31.2018 AT 02:32 PM
"Report Builder is a simple tool to create reports" The report builder tool is a tool. It might be the most non-intuitive thing MS has ever created. And I thought Crystal Reports was bad.


10.25.2018 AT 07:54 AM
Hi, Can you please assist or suggest, am trying to build a report that will show the package name and the collection deployed to in one report, i got the package name going, but i want it to display the collection next to pkg/app:


08.25.2018 AT 04:59 PM
Hello, To create SCCM custom report, follow theses steps : •Open the SCCM console and go to Monitoring / Overview / Reporting •Right click on Reports and select Create Reports I have always an error on this option... I am able to create reports on the Reporting Service Server without issue , I could run them from the SCCM Console on the Primary Server but I could not create them from the Primary Server... as stated in this article... There is something missing .... Thanks, Dom

Mohan chinta

08.31.2018 AT 02:30 AM
hello, You might getting error always on the option, if the report builder was not installed in config Mgr. Once you install report builder weather version 2 or 3.0.0. then try to create reports.