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ConfigMgr Console Extensions 1.7 Now Available (formerly SCCM Console Extensions)

After a long hiatus, I’m finally back doing what I love most – SCCM administration!  With that, I am able to continue development of my console extensions.  Version 1.7 is FINALLY released.  Lots of new tools and bug fixes.

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The ConfigMgr Console Extensions are a set of freeware right-click tools for the Microsoft ConfigMgr 2007/2012 console designed to help make our SCCM administration lives a little easier.  The following tools are added to both collections and systems…

Collections:

  • Trigger Client Action
    • Branch Distribution Point Maintenance Task (ConfigMgr 2007 Only)
    • Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle (ConfigMgr 2012 Only
    • Discovery Data Collection Cycle
    • File Collection Cycle
    • Hardware Inventory Cycle
    • Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Inventory Cycle
    • Software Metering Usage Report Cycle
    • Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Updates Scan Cycle
    • Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle
  • ConfigMgr Client Tools
    • Restart SMS Agent Host Service
    • Generate New ConfigMgr GUID
    • Discover and Assign Site Code
    • Change Client Cache Size
    • Clear Client Cache
    • Rerun Advertisement/Deployment
    • Evaluate Configuration Baseline
    • Repair ConfigMgr Client
    • Uninstall ConfigMgr Client
  • System Tools
    • Ping Collection
    • Wake On LAN (optional)
    • Abort In Progress Reboot/Shutdown
    • Reboot Collection
    • Shutdown Collection
    • Schedule Reboot
    • Schedule Shutdown

System:

  • Trigger Client Action
    • Branch Distribution Point Maintenance Task (ConfigMgr 2007 Only)
    • Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle (ConfigMgr 2012 Only
    • Discovery Data Collection Cycle
    • File Collection Cycle
    • Hardware Inventory Cycle
    • Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Inventory Cycle
    • Software Metering Usage Report Cycle
    • Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Updates Scan Cycle
    • Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle
  • ConfigMgr Client Tools
    • Restart SMS Agent Host Service
    • Generate New ConfigMgr GUID
    • Discover and Assign Site Code
    • Change Client Cache Size
    • Clear Client Cache
    • Rerun Advertisement/Deployment
    • Evaluate Configuration Baseline
    • Open Client Log Folder
    • Open Client Installation Log Folder
    • Repair ConfigMgr Client
    • Uninstall ConfigMgr Client
  • System Tools
    • Manage Computer
    • Ping System
    • Wake On LAN (optional)
    • RDP to Console
    • Remote Command Prompt
    • Connect to C$
    • System Detail
    • Custom Browser Based Management Link 1 (optional)
    • Custom Browser Based Management Link 2 (optional)
    • Custom Browser Based Management Link 3 (optional)
    • Abort In Progress Reboot/Shutdown
    • Reboot System
    • Shutdown System
    • Schedule Reboot
    • Schedule Shutdown

Change log:

  • 4/7/2009 (1.0)
    • Initial release
  • 4/16/2009 (1.1)
    • Added Restart SMS Agent Host Service
    • Added Generate New ConfigMgr GUID
  • 4/21/2009 (1.2)
    • Added ability to Restart SMS Agent Host service on collections
    • Added ability to Generate New ConfigMgr GUID on collections
    • Added ability to Uninstall ConfigMgr Client from collections
    • Added ability to invoke the following client actions on systems and collections…
      • Discovery Data Collection Cycle
      • Hardware Inventory Cycle
      • Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle
      • Software Inventory Cycle
      • Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
      • Software Updates Scan Cycle
      • Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle
  • 5/13/2009 (1.3)
    • Added proper separator lines in menus
    • Installation will now abort if ConfigMgr Console is not found
    • Added ability to invoke Branch Distribution Point Maintenance Task action on systems and collections
    • Added ability to invoke Software Metering Usage Report Cycle action on systems and collections
    • Added Collection tools when right-clicking on a collection in the results pane of MMC
    • Now installs into Program Files directory. C:\SCCMConsoleExtensions can be safely deleted if you are upgrading
  • 5/19/2009 (1.4)
    • Fixed issue where Ping Collection would not ping systems without the ConfigMgr client installed
    • Added SCCM System Reports right-click on systems
    • Added link to Computer Information for a Specific Computer in SCCM System Reports
    • Added link to Client Status Detail for a Specific Computer in SCCM System Reports (see notes above)
    • Added link to Software Registered in Add Remove Programs on a Specific Computer in SCCM System Reports
    • Added link to Software 05C – Browser Helper Objects on a Specific Computer in SCCM System Reports (see notes above)
    • Added link to Compliance 6 – Specific Computer in SCCM System Reports
  • 6/15/2009 (1.5)
    • Added Wake On LAN feature for collections and systems
    • All client actions, ping, service restart, new GUID, and uninstall are now ran from an updated GUI when performed on collections
    • Added ability to pause/resume while performing actions on a collection
    • Added ability to cancel collection actions in progress
    • Added About info to collection GUI
    • Added timeout check when attempting to stop SMS Agent Host during collection actions
    • Actions performed on collections will now exclude objects marked as obsolete
    • Install will first uninstall previous version (only if previous version is 1.3 or greater. Pre 1.3 you will need to manually delete C:\SCCMConsoleExtensions)
    • Updated GUIs with a more attractive look (at least in my opinion 😀 )
    • Increased logging details in collection GUI
    • Collection GUI will only allow one instance to be ran to accomodate additional logging
    • Collection GUI now also writes log to %PROGRAMFILES%\ConfigMgrConsoleExtensions\SCCMAction-Col.log (note: this log file is overwritten during each run of the collection GUI)
    • Included Microsoft’s Trace32.exe in package
    • Added button on collection GUI to view SCCMAction-col.log in Trace32.exe
    • Consolidated ping.vbs and systemreboot.vbs into SCCMAction.vbs
  • 6/27/2009 (1.6)
    • Added Rerun Advertisement tool for systems and collections.
    • Added kill process option to Running Processes. Killed processes will be logged in target machine’s Application Log.
    • View McAfee Agent Log and Dell OpenManage Server Administrator are now optional components.
    • Added ability to set ports for McAfee Agent and Dell OMSA during install. Defaults to application default ports.
    • Corrected issue with Cancel button on SCCMAction-Col.hta
    • Improved Restart Service timeout check on SCCMAction-Col.hta
    • Corrected issue in determining application path on x64 systems.
  • 7/1/2009 (1.6.1)
    • Changed Open Client Log Folder and Open Client Installation Log Folder to point to ADMIN$ rather than C$\WINDOWS.
  • 10/1/2012 (1.7)
    • Changed appliction name to ConfigMgr Console Extensions.
    • Added support for ConfigMgr 2012.
    • All connections to clients now use FQDN (obtained from Resource Names[0])
    • System Info and Running Processes replaced by new tool – System Detail.
    • Schedule Reboot updated to be more flexible. Date, time, countdown, recurrence, and task name are now all configurable.
    • Added ability to trigger Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle on remote systems (ConfigMgr 2012 only).
    • Added ability to initiate a repair of the ConfigMgr client on systems and collections.
    • Added ability to abort a reboot on systems and collections if one is in progress.
    • Added ability to reboot all systems in a collection.
    • Added ability to schedule a reboot of all systems in a collection.
    • Added ability to schedule a shutdown on systems and collections.
    • Added ability to change destination path during install.
    • Added ability to open a remote command prompt with psexec.
    • Added ability to open the C$ share on remote systems.
    • Added ability to trigger File Collection Cycle action on remote systems.
    • Added ability to clear client cache on systems and collections.
    • Added ability to change client cache size on systems and collections.
    • Added ability to discover and assign the site code on systems and collections.
    • Added ability to evaluate a configuration baseline on systems and collections.
    • Replaced Trace32.exe with cmtrace.exe from ConfigMgr 2012.
    • You can now add up to 3 additional browser based management links for systems during setup (e.g. McAfee Agent logs, Dell OMSA, SNARE, etc.)
    • WOL support is now optional and configurable including unicast, subnet-directed broadcast, and port.
    • Removed links to reports as report IDs are not consistent across all ConfigMgr installations.
    • Minor GUI tweaks.
    • Various bug fixes.

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