As a SCOM guy I tend to get asked about reports quite a bit. In my experience the most common question I get from new users or people from other teams is as follows:
What Operating System Performance Counters do we collect by default on a Windows Server and what reports do we have for those counters?
Well the answer is the same for Windows 2003, 2008/R2 and Windows 2012. The one’s highlighted in Yellow are the ones that are collected by default on these systems. These reports are built into these Operating Systems Management Packs and come from Microsoft. The ones that are in white simply indicate that there is a report available, but they will be blank because the default behaviour of the Management Pack is to “turn off these counters”. So we’re not collecting these counters at all. That can also answer another frequent question. Why is my report blank? The most obvious answer is that we’re not collecting the data that the report wants to display.