Configuration Manager Technical Preview Update 1812

Configuration Manager Technical Preview Update 1812.

Improvements to Configuration Manager console:

Maximize the browse registry window

In the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, and select the Applications node. Select an application that has a deployment type with a detection method. For example, a Windows Installer detection method. In the details pane, switch to the Deployment Types tab. Open the properties of a deployment type, and switch to the Detection Method tab. Select Add Clause. Change the Setting Type to Registry and select Browse to open the Browse Registry window. Now you can now maximize this window.

Go to the collection from an application deployment

In the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, and select the Applications node. Select an application. In the details pane, switch to the Deployments tab. Select a deployment, and then choose the new Collection option in the ribbon on the Deployment tab. (This action is also available from the right-click context menu on the deployment in this view.) This action switches the view to the collection that’s the target of the deployment.

Edit a task sequence by default

In the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and select the Task Sequences node. Edit is now the default action when opening a task sequence. Previously the default action was Properties.

Remove content from monitoring status

In the Monitoring workspace, expand Distribution Status, and select Content Status. Select an item in the list, and choose the View Status option in the ribbon. In the Asset Details pane, right-click a distribution point, and select the new option Remove. This action removes this content from the selected distribution point.

Views sort by integer values

For example, in the Deployments node of the Monitoring workspace, the following columns now sort as numbers instead of string values:

  • Number Errors
  • Number In Progress
  • Number Other
  • Number Success
  • Number Unknown

Move the warning for a large number of results

When you select a node in the console that returns more than 1,000 results, Configuration Manager displays the following warning:

Configuration Manager returned a large number of results. You can narrow your results by using search. Or, click here to view a maximum of 100000 results.

There’s now additional blank space in between this warning and the search field. This move helps to prevent inadvertently selecting the warning to display more results.

Download Reports from the Community Hub – This release iterates on the Community Hub by adding support for reports. When you download a report from the hub, Configuration Manager installs it to the reporting point. You’ll see downloaded reports from the community in a new Hub folder under reports.

Improvements application approvals via email – Application approval requests will now show the users comments in email.

Improvements to Run PowerShell Script task sequence step – based on your feedback we have added new functionality including, the ability to open a script from a file, browse to an existing approved script and save the script output to a custom task sequence variable.

Configure user device affinity in Software Center – Now users can set their primary device in Software Center. This action makes them a primary user of the device in Configuration Manager.

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