Configuration Manager Tools
Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)
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.
These tools are in the
CMTrace: View, monitor, and analyze Configuration Manager log files
Client Spy: Troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and metering
Deployment Monitoring Tool: Troubleshoot applications, updates, and baseline deployments
Policy Spy: View policy assignments
Power Viewer Tool: View status of power management feature
Send Schedule Tool: Trigger schedules and evaluations of configuration baselines
ClientTools folder also includes the file Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll. Several client tools require this library. You can't directly use it.
These tools are in the
DP Job Queue Manager: Troubleshoots content distribution jobs to distribution points
Collection Evaluation Viewer: View collection evaluation details
Content Library Explorer: View contents of the content library single instance store
Content Library Transfer: Transfers content library between drives
Content Ownership Tool: Changes ownership of orphaned packages. These packages exist in the site without an owning site server.
Role-based Administration and Auditing Tool: Helps administrators audit roles configuration
Run Meter Summarization Tool: Run metering summarization task and analyze metering data
The ServerTools folder also includes the following files:
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\ContentLibraryCleanupto remove orphaned content from a distribution point.
Hierarchy Maintenance Tool: Use Preinst.exe in the
\<SiteServerName>\SMS_<SiteCode>\bin\X64\00000409shared folder on the site server to pass commands to the hierarchy manager component.
Update reset tool: Use CMUpdateReset.exe in
CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS\CMUpdateResetto fix issues when in-console updates have problems downloading or replicating.
Service Connection Tool: Use ServiceConnectionTool.exe in
CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS\ServiceConnectionToolto 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.