Configuration Manager Tools

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

The Configuration Manager tools include client-based and server-based tools. Use these tools to help support and troubleshoot your Configuration Manager infrastructure.

Starting in Configuration Manager version 1806, these tools are included in the CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\Tools folder on the site server. No further installation is required. Use these versions of the tools with Configuration Manager version 1806 and later.

All Windows operating systems listed as supported clients in Supported operating systems for clients and devices are supported for use with these tools.


The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit is still available from the Microsoft Download Center. For Configuration Manager version 1806 and later, use the versions of the tools in the CD.Latest folder on the site server. Some tools were formerly in the toolkit but not included in version 1806. These legacy tools are no longer supported.

Client tools

These tools are in the ClientTools subfolder:


The ClientTools folder also includes the file Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll. Several client tools require this library. You can't directly use it.

Server tools

These tools are in the ServerTools subfolder:


The ServerTools folder also includes the following files:

  • AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll
  • Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.dll
  • Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll

Several server tools require these libraries. You can't directly use them.

Other tools and toolkits

  • Support Center: Gather information from clients for easier analysis when troubleshooting.

    Starting in version 1906, OneTrace is a new log viewer with Support Center. It works similarly to CMTrace, with improvements. For more information, see Support Center OneTrace.

  • Extend and migrate on-premises site to Microsoft Azure: Helps you to programmatically create Azure virtual machines (VMs) for Configuration Manager.

  • Content library cleanup tool: Use ContentLibraryCleanup.exe in CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS\ContentLibraryCleanup to remove orphaned content from a distribution point.

  • Hierarchy Maintenance Tool: Use Preinst.exe in the \<SiteServerName>\SMS_<SiteCode>\bin\X64\00000409 shared folder on the site server to pass commands to the hierarchy manager component.

  • Update reset tool: Use CMUpdateReset.exe in CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS\CMUpdateReset to fix issues when in-console updates have problems downloading or replicating.

  • Service Connection Tool: Use ServiceConnectionTool.exe in CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS\ServiceConnectionTool to keep your site up-to-date when your service connection point is offline.

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT): A collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server OS deployments.

  • System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP): A stand-alone tool to manage and import custom software updates.

  • Package Conversion Manager: Convert legacy packages into applications.