Dashboards in Configuration Manager 2007 are used to display one or more reports on a single page. Dashboards are opened in the Report Viewer, which can be opened from the Configuration Manager console or by using a Web browser. Dashboards can be opened from any computer that has access to a reporting point for the site and for users that have sufficient rights to view the reports in the dashboard. For more information about the security rights needed to view dashboards, see Reporting Security Best Practices.
Use the following procedures to open a report from the Configuration Manager console and from a Web browser.
To run a dashboard from the Configuration Manager console
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Dashboards.
Right-click the name of the dashboard that you want to run, and then click Run. The dashboard will either open within the Configuration Manager console or be displayed in a Web browser window. For information about configuring how the dashboard displays when opened from the Configuration Manager Console, see How to Configure Report Options for a Site.
To run a dashboard from a Web browser
Open a Web browser, enter the URL for the dashboard, and then press Enter. The default URL for a dashboard is a http://reporting point name/SMSReporting_site code/Dashboard.asp?DashboardId=DashboardID.
Alternatively, you can go to Report Viewer, select the dashboard from the list, and then click Display. The default URL for the reporting point is http://servername/SMSReporting_site code.