Application Persistence report

The Application Persistence report shows your Windows devices with an activated Application Persistence (AP) policy.

Depending on which of the following applications you've activated in your AP policies, you can view information about their status in this report:

By default, the report includes status-related columns for Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption and Microsoft SCCM only. To view information about any other persisted applicationsA third party application that is actively monitored by the Absolute agent. This feature is available only when the Application Persistence policy is activated on a device. Depending on the configuration of this policy, the agent may be able to repair the application if it's non-compliant, or reinstall it if it's missing., you can add additional columns to the report.

You can access the Application Persistence report from the Reports page under Software Assets, or from the Application Health widget on the Dashboard.

Supported platforms

The Application Persistence report applies only to devices running a supported version of the Windows operating system. In addition, the Application Persistence policy needs to be activated on each device.

Filters

By default, the following filters are used to generate this report:

Agent status is Active and

Platform type is Windows

You can create a customized version of the report by adding filters based on one or more filter criteria. For example, you can filter the report to show only those devices where BitLocker > Status is "Not compliant".

NOTE  When you access the report by clicking a link, a graphic, or an app name in the Application Health widget, a filtered view of the report shows. For example, if you click the "Healthy" bar for Cisco AnyConnect in the widget, only the Cisco AnyConnect status columns show and the report is filtered to include Compliant devices only. The report keeps this filtered view until you edit the filters or log out of the console.

Information included on the report

The information collected from each device is organized in the following default columns:

Adding more application status information to the report

In addition to Status and Status details, you can view additional AP-related information in the report. Click > Edit Columns and add one or more of the following columns associated with a persisted applicationA third party application that is actively monitored by the Absolute agent. This feature is available only when the Application Persistence policy is activated on a device. Depending on the configuration of this policy, the agent may be able to repair the application if it's non-compliant, or reinstall it if it's missing.:

Column

Details

Events last 30 days

The total number of repairs and reinstallations attempted on the device, for the specified application, over the last 30 days

For any device, hover on the value in this column to open a dialog that separates the total event count into total repairs and total reinstallations.

NOTE  You can also view the count of all applications by adding the Events last 30 days column for Application Persistence.

Failures last 30 days

The total number of repairs or reinstallations that failed on the device, for the specified application, over the last 30 days

NOTE  You can also view the count of all applications by adding the Failures last 30 days column for Application Persistence.

Repairs last 30 days

The total number of repairs that succeeded on the device, for the specified application, over the last 30 days

NOTE  You can also view the count of all applications by adding the Repairs last 30 days column for Application Persistence.

Reinstalls last 30 days

The total number of reinstallations that succeeded on the device, for the specified application, over the last 30 days

NOTE  You can also view the count of all applications by adding the Reinstalls last 30 days column for Application Persistence.

Became healthy

The date when the Absolute agent last detected that the application was functioning correctly

Became unhealthy

The date when the Absolute agent last detected that the application was not functioning correctly

Last updated

The date and time when the results of the status check were made available in the Absolute console

Repair status

The status of any attempted repairs

Possible values are:

  • Repair disabled: the Report only option is enabled in the Application Persistence policy.
  • No repairs: the device has a status of Compliant, so no repairs were attempted.
  • Success: all attempted repairs were successful. The device has a status of Compliant.
  • Failure: the attempted repairs were unsuccessful. The device has a status of Not compliant.
  • Pending reboot: a repair was attempted, but the device needs to restart to finish the repair process. The device has a status of Not compliant.

Status Checked

The date and time when the status of the application was checked on the device

For example, to see if any WinMagic SecureDoc clients were repaired during the most recent status check, add the WinMagic SecureDoc > Repair Status column to the report. If desired, you can then save your changes by creating a custom report. For more information about the data that shows in an application's Application Persistence columns, see the Help topics in Related Topics at the end of this topic.

NOTE  When you add an application's Status Details column to the report, you'll notice that the text in the column doesn't wrap. To improve the report's readability, we recommend that you export it.

Sorting report information

By default, the report data is sorted by Identifier, in ascending order. You can change the sort order by clicking a column heading.

Working with the report

Depending on the Absolute licenses associated with your account, and your user role, you may be able to perform some or all of the following tasks on the Application Persistence report:

NOTE  The Application Persistence report is a predefined report. If you make any changes to the report, such as adding report filters, you can't save the changes to the predefined report.