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Configure algorithms for Windows desktop reports

Jun 15, 2016

The Configure Modules wizard automatically performs the basic configuration of the algorithms in the Windows 8/8.1 and 7 reports, based on your selections. This topic provides information about optional advanced configuration that you may want to consider.

Question Suggested configuration when the answer is "yes"
Is IPv6 deployed in your environment? Set the W8_NET_002 or W7_NET_002 algorithm's custom RAG status to red and the default action to "Redevelopment required".
Do you consider Help to be a crucial part of an application? Set the W8_DEP_009 or W7_DEP_009 algorithm's custom RAG status to amber and set the default action and action detail combination to "Change OS: Install this pre-requisite".
Are you planning to deploy on a 64-bit edition of Windows desktop? Set the W8_DRV_001 or W7_DRV_001 algorithm's custom RAG status to amber and change the default action to reflect the desired remediation approach.
Do you have a group policy that does not allow unsigned drivers? Set the W8_DRV_001 or W7_DRV_001 algorithm's custom RAG status to amber and change the default action to reflect the desired remediation approach.
Is your environment locked down? Set the W8_BP_001 or W7_BP_001 and the W8_BP_003 or W7_BP_003 algorithms' custom RAG status to amber and change their default actions to reflect the desired remediation approach.
Does your firewall block TCP/IP traffic? Set the W8_WSK_00 or W7_WSK_00 algorithm's custom RAG status to amber and change the default action to reflect the desired remediation approach.
Are you planning changes in the environment, such as a change to mapped drives or UNC paths? Configure all of the algorithms in the "Hard-coded paths" algorithm group so that their custom RAG status is amber and their default actions reflect the desired remediation approach.
Do you typically deploy applications on a per-system basis using a tool such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager? Configure all of the algorithms in the "Deployment issues" algorithm group so that their custom RAG status is amber and their default actions reflect the desired remediation approach.
Are you working in an all-English environment but are interested in some of the best practice issues detected by the algorithms in the "Globalization issues" group? Consider configuring the algorithms in the "Globalization issues" group so that their custom RAG status is amber and their default actions reflect the desired remediation approach.
Do you want to be alerted when applications have dependencies on potentially obsolete versions of Office? Consider configuring the algorithms in the "Office dependencies" group so that their custom RAG status is amber and their default actions reflect the desired remediation approach.

See Configure algorithm groups and Configure algorithms for information about how to configure the algorithms.