ConfigMgr SCCM Client Action Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | Configuration Manager

Let’s understand the ConfigMgr Client Action called Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle in a bit more detail. The users/admins can initiate the app deployment evaluation cycle to speed up the application evaluation as part of troubleshooting scenarios from Windows 10 clients and from the admin console. In this post, I will cover the details of this action on the client side.

ConfigMgr Client Component Status details are also important for troubleshooting. There are three different status details are available for each component of the client. Those are installed, disabled, and enabled.

Let’s not get confused between ConfigMgr Client App and SCCM Software Center. Both are different and client actions are available with ConfigMgr Client App (a.k.a Configuration Manager Application) available in the control panel.

Configuration Manager Client Actions

There are 8 (eight) client actions available in Configuration Manager client application properties as of the ConfigMgr 2010 version. You can also initiate any of the following actions from a Configuration Manager client computer by selecting any one of the actions from the below list.

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  1. Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle
  2. Discovery Data Collection Cycle
  3. Hardware Inventory Cycle
  4. Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle
  5. Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
  6. Software Updates Scan Cycle
  7. User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle
  8. Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle
ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM
Configuration Manager Properties Actions -8 Actions – ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM

Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle

Let’s understand more details about Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle action. When do you want to initiate this action? And what are the actions that will get initiated when you trigger this?

  • You can launch the client app from any computer that has an SCCM client installed.
  • Open Command Prompt
  • Run the following command – Control smscfgrc
  • Click on the Actions tab
  • Select Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle
  • Click on OK from the Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle popup window
ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM
ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM

Background Processes

This SCCM client action Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle “immediately” triggers the application deployment evaluation process. The high-level details of the background processes are explained below:

  • CI agent component gets triggered
    • Start analyzing the required apps on the Windows 10 device
  • DCM agent component gets triggered
    • Application policies will be evaluated for SYSTEM.
    • Any missing required apps will be installed again?
  • Expression Solver component gets triggered
    • CWMIDiscoverySource::DiscoverResource – URI: (RegSetting_95ccb335-6ac8-440f-aba0-05d45b5c07c8) returned an object with a non-null value
  • UDA Provider via DCMWMI Provider gets triggered
    • Query supplied is: select * from CCM_File_Setting where ((FileSystemRedirectionMode = 1 AND Name = “firefox.exe”) AND Path = “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\”)
  • DCM Reporting component gets triggered
  • App Discovery component gets triggered
    • Entering ExecQueryAsync for query “select * from CCM_AppDeliveryType where (AppDeliveryTypeId = “ScopeId_1074285A-82C7-474F-B242-1EE20F8C3CE5/DeploymentType_ee452e08-d889-4842-ac6f-de3a4c01de67″ AND Revision = 1)”
Performing detection of app deployment type Edge X86 Default Deployment Type(ScopeId_1074285A-82C7-474F-B242-1EE20F8C3CE5/DeploymentType_ee452e08-d889-4842-ac6f-de3a4c01de67, revision 1) for system.

Logs Recorded Actions

Let’s check the client logs to understand where all the actions got triggered. The following logs got updated and recorded new entries as part of the Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle. More details about SCCM clients logs are available here.

  • Location -> C:\Windows\CCM\Logs
Log Files
ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM
ConfigMgr Client Actions Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | SCCM



Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…


5 thoughts on “ConfigMgr SCCM Client Action Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle | Configuration Manager”

  1. You might want to mention that the when kicking off the Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle from the Control Panel Applet, it will evaluate the applications for both the Computer and the currently logged in User. Yes, some organization deploy applications to the User so I think its important to mention that since when using the Right Click Tools or remotely executing the client actions via Interactive prompt, it will only evaluate the applications deployed to the computer.

  2. Hoping someone can help, its following on from Steves comment. I have some uninstall applications that run in a User Context.. this is to remove apps installed by users. If i add the device to my collection SCCM will unistall the application. The issue is if the user then reinstalls the app, the software Evaluation which runs every 4 hours is not triggering the removal of the app again. It only works if the app install behaviour is set to run as System, but running the uninstall as system isnt removing the app for me from the users appdata directory.

    Anyway i can get sccm to remove the app in a user context everytime it does its software Evaluation??

    • Have you tried user-based deployments? I have not tried this scenario but with the deployment option such as(similar to following) “Run when the only user is logged in” worth checking? or DCM is the other around.

  3. Yes, I did test User Deployment but that didn’t seem to do anything on my test device. Interestingly enough the software seems to uninstall again but instead of the expected 4 hour cycle it takes roughly about 2 days. I’ve seen this now on 2 devices and it seems to be consistent. Just need to try and understand what triggers this. Currently investigating the default client settings that are deployed to Users. Will update if I have managed to sus it out.


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