Easily Add ConfigMgr Reports as Favorites
Starting in Configuration Manager 2103 you can add ConfigMgr reports as favorites. When you add reports as favorites in ConfigMgr, you can find all of the reports under Favorites folder. Let’s explore more about this cool feature.
The preview feature to add reports as favorites was first introduced in Configuration Manager technical preview 2102. Finally in SCCM 2013, the feature to add reports as favorites was added.
Configuration Manager comes with several hundred reports installed by default. In addition you may import more custom reports to that list. Out of huge list of reports, you may have some reports that you use on daily basis. Starting in MEMCM 2103, you can add a report as favorite. This action allows you to quickly access it from the new Favorites node. One thing that you need to understand here is the list of favorites is per user, not per site or hierarchy.
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Prerequisites to Add Reports as Favorites in ConfigMgr
Before you mark any of your ConfigMgr reports as favorite, ensure the following prerequisites are met. To add ConfigMgr Reports as Favorites following are the prerequisites.
- You must first upgrade your ConfigMgr to version 2103. I assume you are already running ConfigMgr current branch version 2103.
- The reporting services point must be installed and configured.
- The version of SQL Server Reporting Services on the site’s reporting service point needs to be SQL Server 2017 or later.
How to Add ConfigMgr Reports as Favorites
The steps to add ConfigMgr reports as favorites are as follows.
- In the ConfigMgr console, go to the Monitoring workspace.
- Expand Overview > Reporting and select Reports.
- Select a report that you frequently use. Right click the report and select Add to Favorites.
- The report’s icon changes to a yellow star, which indicates that it’s a favorite.
You also get a confirmation message that report has been added to favorites.
To view all your favorite reports, go to Reporting > Favorites > Reports. In the right pane all your favorite ConfigMgr reports should be displayed. You can select more than one report to add them all as favorites.
Access your Favorite ConfigMgr Reports via Browser
I am impressed with this little feature where you can access all your favorite reports via the browser. You can directly connect to your favorite reports in your browser. For example, https://servername/Reports/favorites.
Remove ConfigMgr Reports from Favorites
Finally before I conclude this post I will show you how to remove reports from favorites. All your ConfigMgr Favorite reports will appear under Monitoring\Overview\Reporting\Favorites\Reports.
To remove any report from favorites, right click the report and click remove from favorites. You see a confirmation box stating you are removing report from favorites. This action does not delete the report. Are you sure ?. Click Yes to remove the report from favorites.
Hello, Praj. I have the same issue as Ronan.
Windows Server 2019 Standard
OS Build: 17763.4131
MECM Version 2203
Console version: 5.2203.1063.1500
Site version: 5.0.9078.1000
Report Builder: 15.0.19914.0
Microsoft SQL Server Management studio 2018
Any idea? I have browsed in dozens of forums and read articles and haven’t found any solution yet.
Thanks in advance.
Hello Prajwal, first of all thank you for your wonderful and helpful blog.
I have the last version 2103 with SQL 2017 and unfortunately I have “Add to favorites” grey out. Unable to manage favorites for reports as full administrator. Do you have an idea ?
Is the console version updated to the latest one ?.
Same problem – greyed out. Anyone found a fix yet?
Can you confirm the console version ?.