Let’s learn where to find the Best Place to Find Package IDs for SCCM Application in Admin Console. It’s not easy to find out Package IDs for applications and software update packages from one place. But in this post, you will get more details about where to find the package IDs of applications and other deployment packages.
Let me share one example here. I tried running the ConfigMgr Content Library Cleanup Tool and got an error with a package ID. Normally you can have package IDs for several workloads (deployment packages) in Configuration Manager. Those can be Application, Task Sequence, Boot Image, or Software Update Packages.
Now, I don’t want to go to each node under the Software Library workspace in the admin console to find out the package ID. There should be the best place in the SCCM console where I can find all these package IDs. Read on to know more.
Application – Package ID – Best Place to Find Package IDs for SCCM Application
Where can I find the package ID for applications? I have also checked the addition column details available for applications. But I couldn’t find the package ID entry there as well.
Well, there are some PowerShell command lets (Get-CMApplication) that helps to show the package ID of applications. I don’t know the reason why the Package ID column is not an option in the ConfigMgr Admin console for the applications node.
Also, someone had already raised a UserVoice item to add the package ID column in the admin console. If you want to see this option in the console, vote for the UserVoice item – SCCM Console: Add PackageID column in applications item view.
If you want to know the place where you can find the package IDs for all those workloads in Configuration Manager, read the following sections.
Distribution Point Properties
I know you can get the package ID details from distribution point properties. But I don’t recommend using this method to find the package ID details. It’s difficult to find the correct DP to where this particular application is distributed to.
NOTE! – There is an easier way to find the package IDs for applications (discussed in the below section).
- Navigate to: \Administration\Overview\Distribution Points
- Select the Distribution Point from the list
- Right-click and go to properties of Distribution Point
- Click on the Content tab
- Check the package ID for applications from the tab
- Search/Filter option
- Type of the Deployment package
- Package ID for the deployment package (application)
Find ConfigMgr Package IDs in Admin Console
Here you go! As per my experience, the following is the best method to find out the package ID for different workloads or deployment packages in SCCM.
- Navigate to \Monitoring\Overview\Distribution Status\Content Status
- Use the search bar to find the package ID of any deployment packages like Application, Task Sequence, Boot Image, or Software Update.
- Check the Package ID column to get the package ID details of applications or any other workload.
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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…