There is a very powerful and easy to use GUI Tool out there from Cireson – a company that develops in Microsoft Service Manager and Configuration Manager in Asset and Service Management Tools. You must TRY it as SCCM Admin or even an AD Admin in any company, and I thought that I must share with all because not a lot of people know about it …….. and IT IS FREE:
“Remote Manage app” : this free tool is considered a WMI and SCCM Client tool that can give a lot of information about any PC in your SCCM Client environment and help troubleshoot any problems about it, also it can do some actions or open some admin consoles on the machine …it is very useful and I use it a lot in my work
It is working based on PowerShell CMDlets, so be sure that WinRM Service are running on machines and PowerShell Execution Policy is set to allow these CMDlets to run
How To Use: Just type the name or IP of the client and the Site Server name or IP (check below first image) and click …….CONNECT 🙂
with this tool you can:
- Make a Client Actions same like you initiate the action cycles in SCCM Control Panel Icon.
- review the Collections the machine is member of and add it to any other collection.
- Open C$ share directly from it
- Open ConfigMgr Client Logs Folder directly from it
- Repair ConfigMgr Client from it
- Reset the SCCM Client Machine Policy (this resets all policies on the machine not only getting a new policy from the MP)
- Uninstall ConfigMgr Client
- check client info like OS, IP, System Model, CPU, RAM, Top Console user, UpTime,….
- See real-time Logging of the PS Commands that the tool is running against the machine to get ll these info and actions
- Review the Installed Software on the Client, and you can filter the results:
- See the available Software to this client in Software Center and Install or Uninstall any one:
- check and deploy the available or required Windows Updates published to the client by SCCM.
- Review the Installed Updates on the machine and the MISSING updates (This is very useful to compare between missing updates here and the updates configured in SCCM ADRs and to know that your rules are getting the right updates to the right machines…. and that you are going to the right party 🙂 )
- Review the Running Processes in the machine and the owner and path of each one, like you do in Task Manager, and you can KILL any process from the tool:
- Review the Installed Printers and also cancel print jobs or Pause the Print Queue of any Printer:
- Review all System Services and Start or Stop any of them (like in Services.msc console):
- The last Tab is the most useful and exited tab ……that is …OTHER Tab, in it you will find tools to do the following:
- Shutdown or Reboot the machine
- Open Computer Management, User Management and Event Viewer Consoles directly from the tool
- Know more info about the Agent like: Last Logon User, Last Reboot, Uptime and whether there is a reboot pending or not …..GREAT Right ?
- Verify or Repair or Reset WMI on the targeted machine
- Run PowerShell remotely on the machine
- Run Remote Desktop or Remote Control and connects directly to the machine ……also GREAT Right ?
- THE GREATEST: execute and simulate a Group Policy Results directly from the tool against target machine (very useful to troubleshoot GPOs applied to any machine and the wining GPO in every Single Setting) – this is like running RSOP.msc Console (but faster)
Thanks to Cireson for such a great FREE Tool that make SCCM Client Administration easier 🙂
at last ….. you can DOWNLOAD this tool from Cireson website:
See ya in a next post …