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Organization data in the Users and Computers screen

Oct. 08, 2015

Use the Users and Computers screen to view users, computers, groups, and organizational units (OUs) retrieved from Active Directory and Configuration Manager, and view summary reports that show the status of the managed applications that have been deployed to them. In this context, managed applications are applications that are deployed through Active Directory or Configuration Manager.

This feature enables you to explore your application DNA starting from entry points that come from Active Directory and Configuration Manager. For example, you can run a report for an Active Directory group that represents a critical business unit. The report shows the overall RAG status of the managed applications deployed to the unit. You can drill down to see the summary RAG status of the managed applications deployed to each user in the business unit and to the standard AppDNA application reports for those applications. This, for example, can help you identify business-critical applications that have issues in the target environment. You can use this information to be proactive in deciding which applications to target remediation efforts at and to prioritize remediation efforts.

To open the Users and Computers screen:

  • From the AppDNA side bar, choose Select > Devices or Users or Groups or Organizational Units.

The Users and Computers screen has a number of different views. Use the Organizational Units, ConfigMgr Collections, AD Groups, Users, and Computers radio buttons on the toolbar to swap between the different views. Use the features of the screen to explore your Active Directory and Configuration Manager data.

The Organizational Units, ConfigMgr Collections, and AD Groups views are split – you can explore the entities on the left side and when you click one, you can view its members on the right side. OUs and Configuration Manager collections are shown in a tree view. When one of the items in the tree has had managed applications deployed to it, the number of managed applications and the number of imported or linked applications are shown in brackets:

  • Packages – This represents the number of managed applications deployed to the item through Active Directory or Configuration Manager.
  • Applications – This represents the number of these managed applications that have been imported into AppDNA or linked with an application already imported.

For example, the following indicates that 12 managed applications have been deployed to the All Windows XP Systems collection and those managed applications are linked to 10 applications in the AppDNA portfolio:

All Windows XP Systems [12 Packages, 10 Applications]

Usually (but not always) one managed application links to one application in AppDNA. To link the managed applications with applications in AppDNA, either import the managed applications or link them with applications that have already been imported into AppDNA.

AD groups, users, and computers are shown in a grid view. This shows the number of managed applications and the number of imported applications in separate Packages and Applications columns.

Note: When viewing OUs, Configuration Manager collections, or AD groups in this screen and in reports, the application counts include all applications linked to managed applications that have been deployed to members of the group, not just those that are assigned to that group. This is a different count from that shown in the AD & ConfigMgr Collections screen.

Click a column header to sort by the data in that column. Click the header again to swap between ascending and descending order. You can also filter the data. Click the Clear Filter icon on the far left of the grid to clear all the filters.

For information about the reports, see Organization reports.

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