The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr

This post explains the best method to find custom client settings for a collection in SCCM (a.k.a ConfigMgr). I don’t think there is an easy way to find custom client settings from the admin console. Let me know in the comments if you find a more easy way that to find out this.

The client settings help the admin to define the SCCM client-side policies. There are different types of client settings. The default client settings policy applies to all the users and devices. The custom client settings policy helps the admin assign special policies to a special set of devices or users.

You also have options to find a list of SCCM client settings assigned for a device in ConfigMgr. Well, you can also get the details like who changed the client settings options from audit logs. Let’s find out how I know which client settings are deployed to a collection.

Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM

Let’s check how to find client settings targeted to a collection from the admin console assets and compliance node. There could be scenarios like you want to determine why devices from a particular collection are behaving differently. First of all, you will need to search for the collection that is in question.

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  • Launch ConfigMgr admin console.
  • Navigate to Assets and Compliance -> Device collections.
    • You can use User Collections as well.
  • Click on the Device/User collection that you want to findout the details of deployments.
Device Collection - The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr
Device Collection – The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr

You need to navigate to Details Pane at the right bottom side of the results pane in the ConfigMgr admin console. If you have appropriate access, you would see three tabs in the details pane.

  • Summary
  • Deployments
  • Custom client settings

You can get more details about the custom client settings policies deployment to the device/user collection from the third tab called Custom Client Settings. Apart from the client settings policy name, you can also get the following details below this tab.

  • Name of the Client settings policy.
  • Type of policy – Device or User.
  • Priority set for the policy – One (1) is the highest priority policy.
  • Description.
The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr
Custom Client Settings Tab – The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr

Another Method Find out Client Settings assigned to a Collection

The above-mentioned is one of the methods to find custom settings for a collection. However, you can navigate to the client settings node to find more details about the policy. Also, you have an option to change the policy settings and deployments from there.

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Normally, you can figure out whether a custom client settings policy is deployed to a collection from:

  • Navigate to Administration workspace -> Client Settings node.
  • Click on Deployment tab to find out the targeted collections.

NOTE! – You don’t have summary and deployment nodes for Default client settings in SCCM. This is because this policy is applied on all devices connected to Configuration Manager.

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Client Settings node – The best method to Find Custom Client Settings for a Collection in SCCM ConfigMgr

Resources

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