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Viewing collected data

This topic explains how the collected audit data is organized and presented.

Computer and device information collected during an audit is displayed when selecting a computer or device name in the Inventory section, with the data organized into the following tabs:

General tab

This tab shows basic information, including such attributes like the operating system, manufacturer details, and core hardware specifications. It also provides network-related information such as device names, network addresses, and MAC addresses, alongside other key parameters like computer type, uptime, and time zone settings.

Details tab

This tab offers a more granular view of the computer, categorized as follows:

  • Hardware: Insight into physical components.

  • Network: Networking setups and configurations.

  • Overview: A combination of essential summaries including security aspects, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) status, and overall system health.

  • Peripherals: Information on connected external devices.

  • Software: Details on installed applications and operating systems.

  • User: User account and profile information.

NOTE: In the case of other network devices, the Details tab name is replaced with a device-specific name. The information displayed in this tab will change respectively. For example, for printers this tab is called Printer Supplies, and it focuses on aspects like ink or toner levels and maintenance needs. For switches, the tab is labeled Network Interface and it provides details on ports, traffic, and other relevant network interface data.

Audit tab

This tab is essential for monitoring and maintaining the audit trail of each computer and device. It consists of the following panes:

  • Network: Provides information like device type and the last seen date.

  • Audit status: Shows the current audit status and permits users to view the audit log.

  • Audit schedule: Allows for scheduling and rescheduling of audits via the Assign schedule button.

  • Debug information: This section provides deeper insight with options to view Data and Raw data for troubleshooting and in-depth analysis.

Change history tab

This tab provides you with a detailed view of the changes in computer configurations over time. The settings related to Change history can be found under My Organization > Settings > Change tracking, where administrators can make adjustments to what is tracked and how data is managed (see Change tracking for more information).

The Change history tab shows a chronological record of all tracked changes between audits. This might include updates in software installations, hardware upgrades or replacements, and changes in system settings. The data is presented in the following columns:

  • Date: This column records the specific date and time when a change was made. It's crucial for tracking when each modification occurred, allowing you to correlate changes with other events or interventions.

  • Type: Here, you'll see the nature of the change. This could indicate whether the change was an addition, deletion, update, or another type of modification. Understanding the type of change helps in quickly assessing the impact of the modification.

  • Category: This column classifies the change into broader segments, such as hardware, software, or system settings. This categorization helps in quickly filtering and analyzing changes based on their general area of impact.

  • Attribute: The Attribute column gets more specific, detailing what particular aspect or component was changed. For example, this could be the name of a software program, a hardware component like RAM, or a specific system setting.

  • Old value: This field shows the previous state or value of the attribute before the change was made. It provides a baseline to understand what the configuration was prior to the modification.

  • New value: Conversely, this column displays the updated state or value post-change. Comparing the 'Old Value' and 'New Value' directly helps in understanding the exact nature and extent of the change.