How to monitor client deployment status in System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Deploying clients across your site takes time and some installations are not successful the first time. The System Center Configuration Manager console provides a way to keep an eye on client deployments within a collection by reporting client deployment status in real time.

Note

The best and most reliable way to monitor client deployment is with the Configuration Manager console (as described in this article). The Client Status section of the Monitoring workspace in the console provides client deployment status accurately and in real time. You can monitor client deployments with other tools, such as Server Manager in Windows Server or System Center Operations Manager, but you may receive alarms from normal client installation activity. Because of how the client installation program (CCMSetup.exe) runs in various environments, these other tools may generate false alarms and warnings that do not accurately reflect the state of client deployments.

In the Monitoring workspace of the console, you can monitor the following statuses for client deployments taking place within a collection that you specify:

  • Compliant

  • In progress

  • Not compliant

  • Failed

  • Unknown

    Configuration Manager reports on deployments for production clients or pre-production clients. The Configuration Manager console also provides a chart of failed client deployments over a specified period of time to help you determine if actions you to take to troubleshoot deployments are improving the deployment success rate over time.

To monitor client deployments

  • In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring > Client Status.

  • Click Production Client Deployment or Pre-production Client Deployment depending on the version of client you want to monitor.

  • Review the charts of client deployment status and client deployment failure.

  • If you want to change the scope of the report, click Browse... and choose a different collection.

    To learn more about pre-production client deployments, see How to test client upgrades in a pre-production collection in System Center Configuration Manager.

    Note

    The deployment status on computers hosting site system roles in a pre-production collection may be reported as Not compliant even when the client was successfully deployed. When you promote the client to production, the deployment status is reported correctly.

    To monitor the status of deployed clients, see How to monitor clients in System Center Configuration Manager

    You can use Configuration Manager reports to find out more information about the status of clients in your site. For more information about how to run reports, see Reporting in System Center Configuration Manager.