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.

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 supported versions of Configuration Manager current branch.

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 supported versions of Configuration Manager current branch, 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 current branch. 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