MEMCM Configuration Manager 1912 New TS Variables Collect Client Logs

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SCCM MEMCM 1912

Let’s see what are the features got introduced in MEMCM ConfigMgr 1912 Technical Preview version. You can download ConfigMgr Technical Preview baseline version ▶ “System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (technical preview branch – version 1911).”

Introduction

MEMCM ConfigMgr 1912 Technical Preview
MEMCM ConfigMgr 1912 Technical Preview

New Task Sequence Enhancement

MEMCM 1912 TP comes with Bootstrap a task sequence immediately after client registration. The following are new task sequence variables:

  • _TSSecureBoot
    • NA: The associated registry value doesn’t exist, which means the device doesn’t support secure boot
    • Enabled: The device has secure boot enabled
    • Disabled: The device has secure boot disabled
  • SMSTSRunCommandLineAsUser
    • true – User context
    • false – Any further Run Command Line steps run in the context that you configured on the step
  • SMSTSRunPowerShellAsUser
    • true – User context
    • false – Any further Run Command Line steps run in the context that you configured on the step

SCCM CMPivot Search

You can search CMPivot entities and see entity properties similar to Task Sequence search options.

Searching CMPivot entities
search CMPivot entities 1912 MEMCM – Pic Credit to Microsoft Docs

Collect the SCCM Client Logs

Collect the SCCM client logs from SCCM collection.

  • In the Assets and Compliance workspace, go to either the Devices or Device Collections node.
  • Right-click on a device, or a device collection.
  • Select Client Diagnostics, then select Collect Client Logs.
Open the client logs from Resource Explorer - Diagnostic Files - Open Support Center
Open the client logs from Resource Explorer – Diagnostic Files – Open Support Center – ConfigMgr 1912

ConfigMgr 1912 – Management Insights Rules

New management insight rules from Microsoft Services. I don’t exactly what is the significance of Microsoft services in this context. More details about Management Insights.

Following are the new rules included in 1912 version of MEMCM.

  • Reduce the number of applications and packages on distribution points
  • Update all sites to the same version
  • Heartbeat Discovery is disabled
  • Long running collection queries enabled for incremental updates
  • Secondary site installation issues
  • Active Directory System Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Active Directory Security Group Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Active Directory User Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Collections limited to All Systems or All Users

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