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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.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431367.aspx

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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