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Improving ConfigMgr Console Performance

Two tips from Rob York on improving the performance of ConfigMgr console.

Disable TechCenter Homepage – Full Post

In Configuration Manager 2007 does it take a while for the console to start? If so, then this little tip will help. The Console home page attempts to connect to Microsoft whenever you open up the console.

To prevent the System Center Configuration Manager console from downloading the TechCenter home page
1. In a registry editor, locate the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ConfigMgr\AdminUI.
2. Create a new DWORD value DisableHomePage.

You do not need to set any data for the DisableHomePage value

Removing the Action Pane – Full Post

Sometimes I find that the console in ConfigMgr does not perform as quickly as I would like. My last blog post on this topic showed how we can speed up the boot time for the SCCM console by turning off a web check, but how about when I am in the console itself?

Well, the MMC 3 console is doing quite a lot of work to help me out as it is running. In particular it’s keeping that Action Pane up to date with a whole bunch of context sensitive menus. After a while I realised that all this Action Pane was doing for me was taking up screen real estate and in one occasion on a test system (yes, it really WAS a test environment) when it offered me a delete option I ended up accidently a system instead of a collection!

So I looked at what would happen when I turned it off. Hey presto, the console was a whole lot faster. Here’s a screenshot of how I now set my console.

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Glad to share something that I've gone through in my professional career. I've 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and since 2006 am working with SMS and then SCCM.

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