Software Install/Uninstall Report; comply with PCI-DSS and other well known standards

As I’m sure people who are working in the MSP/IT Sectors will agree, there are a lot more compliance requirements nowadays. A requirement I have seen a lot in most security standards is a process to review and record software installed/uninstalled on a machine – this report helps with that.

The report uses data stored in LabTech to pull out software install/uninstall events that have occurred. The range of data here directly correlated to how much software inventory you are saving in LabTech. I believe the default is 60 days.

The report looks like this:

 

As much as it pained me to do it as a Brit, I have formatted this in Letter format for you lovely Americans and your imperial measurements. If you live in a more “metric based” country and A4 is your paper of choice, please drop me a line and I’ll send you an A4 version!

The report is available here:

Software Audit Report

To install this, extract the zip and place the .repx in a location of your choice. Go into the report center, click “report designer” on the left hand menu, go to open and select your extracted file. Click Publish to Database at the top of the report designer and choose what you want to call the report. You can now close the report designer, click refresh (top right) and the report will be available.

I’d love to hear if anyone has any suggestions/comments.