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A bunch of tips that I use to facilitate my work.

This post is often modified, so come back to see new suggestions.

Resetting Configuration Manager Console Settings

Running this command will reset all Configuration Manager console settings to its default.

The Configuration Manager Console has a few command-line options available.

In this article, we will show you how to reset the console settings to its default. This is useful for when you are testing settings after changes performed by the SCCM Console Builder.

There are a few ways to open the console with arguments. We will show you a couple.

Using File Explorer
  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Endpoint ManagerAdminConsolebin
  1. At the end of the field, type in Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe (it should fill in automatically)
  1. Then also add /sms:ResetSettings
  1. Press Enter or click on the signaled pointer shown below
Using the Run command
  1. Right-click the Windows start menu button
  1. Select Run
  1. Copy and paste the whole command-line C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Endpoint ManagerAdminConsolebinMicrosoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe /sms:ResetSettings and press Enter or click on OK

Changing Default Settings Using SCCM Console Builder

Configuration Manager console saves user settings every time it is closed. After a while, your console is completely customised for your needs, mainly around the columns you use for each node.

What happens if you need to replace your machine or a CM feature update wipe all your custom settings? Well, you will need to re-create them all over one by one.

However, there is a tool that we can use to customise the console settings and save them as your default settings. It is called SCCM Console Builder.

Follow the steps below to define default columns for the Device node.

  1. Make a copy of the folder C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Endpoint ManagerAdminConsoleXmlStorageConsoleRoot

SCCM Console Builder does not have saving options, so you need to make a backup of the folder in case you need to revert settings.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to folder C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Endpoint ManagerAdminConsolebin and open the file AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.exe elevated (running as administrator)
Right-click on AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.exe
Run AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.exe as administrator
  1. Click on File, Open and ConnectedConsole
  1. Then select Assets and Compliance, Devices and then the Views tab
  1. Select AdminUI.ConsoleView.dll and click on the Edit button
  1. Click on Configure in ViewDescriptionItem
  1. In Configuration Dialog, tick/check the desired columns showing in Class Properties and click on OK

We will enable all the possible options in Class Properties for this example.

  1. Click on OK in ViewDescriptionItem
  1. Close the SCCM Console Builder
  1. Open the console and navigate to the Devices node

All the available out-of-box columns will be enabled when you open the console.

Remove “There Are Too Many Results” warning from the Devices Node

Configuration Manager Console Devices There Are Too Many Results
There are too many results warning

This is pretty simple. Follow the steps below to customise your view.

  1. Open the Configuration Manager console, select Assets and Compliance workspace, then Overview node and then click on the Search Settings button in the Search ribbon tab
Configuration Manager Console Assets and Compliance Overview Search Settings
Configuration Manager Console Assets and Compliance Overview Search Settings
  1. Change the Search Results value and click on OK
Configuration Manager Console Search Settings
Configuration Manager Console Search Settings