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SCCM Console Connections

Let’s learn how many admins connected to the ConfigMgr console (Console Connections). Microsoft introduced view recently connected consoles feature with SCCM 1902 version.

You can navigate to SCCM console via \Administration\Overview\Security\Console Connections and view recently connected consoles. You know about Windows 10 startup time. Do you have any clue what is ConfigMgr console startup time?

NOTE! – I know most of your organization’s SCCM console doesn’t show this information under Console Connections. I will help you to find out more details of this issue in this post.

Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console - view recently connected consoles
Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console – view recently connected consoles

Requirements

Console Connections  - ConfigMgr 2002 version works without enabling Use Configuration manager generated certificates for HTTPS site systems from Primary server.
ConfigMgr 2002 version works without enabling Use Configuration manager generated certificates for HTTPS site systems from Primary server. Console Connections

NOTE – If you want to view recently connected console when you have configured CMG, you need to have an account in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console - view recently connected consoles - Console Connections
WMIMGMT – Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console – WMI Permissions – view recently connected consoles – Console Connections
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ConfigMgr Console Startup Time Performance

With view recently connected consoles feature, you might be able to analyze the performance of the ConfigMgr console. The recently connected admin console option provides the startup time of the console.

This shall help to analyze the performance of the console along with right client tools etc. The following are the supported columns available with ConfigMgr 2002 version:

  • User name.
  • Machine name.
  • Connected site code.
  • Console version.
  • Source (application – console or some other connections).
  • Last Heartbeat: When the user last opened the console.
  • Startup Time – Load Time for SCCM Console.
Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console - view recently connected consoles
Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console – view recently connected consoles

Background Process via Logs – Console Connections

Let’s look at the following logs to troubleshoot issues with the view recently connected ConfigMgr Console:

  • AdminService.log
  • SMS_REST_PROVIDER.log
  • SmsAdminUI.log (\AdminConsole\AdminUILog)

AdminService.log

Created logging middleware.
Processing incoming request for resource [https://cmmemcm.memcm.com/AdminService/v1.0/%24metadata], method: [GET], User - [MEMCM\deb]
Header: [SMSAppName]=[Configuration Manager Administrator console]
Header: [MachineName]=[CMMEMCM.memcm.com]
Header: [UserName]=[MEMCM\deb]
Header: [ObjectLockContext]=[fe214b72-73d7-4e32-a8b5-c173f15a5313]
Header: [ApplicationName]=[Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe]
Header: [ApplicationVersion]=[5.2002.1056.1000]
Header: [LocaleID]=[MS\0x409]
Header: [Authorization]=[]
Header: [Host]=[cmmemcm.memcm.com]
Context: [RemoteIpAddress]=[fe80::7011:3441:e910:1b04%3]
Context: [RemotePort]=[50060]
Context: [ContentType]=[]
Context: [Accept]=[]
Completing request with response code [200] reason [OK]
LOGS - Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console - view recently connected consoles - Console Connections
LOGS – Troubleshooting – Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console – view recently connected consoles – Console Connections

AdminService.log

Processing incoming request for resource [https://cmmemcm.memcm.com/AdminService/v1.0/ConsoleUsageData/AdminService.UpdateConsoleHeartbeat], method: [POST], User - [MEMCM\Deepak]
Header: [SMSAppName]=[Configuration Manager Administrator console]
Sent heartbeat to console. machine name: CMMEMCM.memcm.com, user name: MEMCM\deepak, process name: Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement

SQL Query

If you like to look at SQL DB to check the details of the console connection details, you can do this using the following query:

select * from AdminConsoleUsage
Select * from Console_Files
Select * from ConsoleUsageData
Select * from SYSTEM_CONSOLE_USAGE_DATA
Select * from SYSTEM_CONSOLE_USAGE_HIST
Select * from SYSTEM_CONSOLE_USER_DATA
Select * from SYSTEM_CONSOLE_USER_HIST
console connection details via SQL Queries - Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console - view recently connected consoles
console connection details via SQL Queries – Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console – view recently connected consoles

Troubleshooting

Logs files are your best friend to analyze as I mentioned in the above section called background process.

  • AdminService.log
  • SMS_REST_PROVIDER.log
  • SmsAdminUI.log (\AdminConsole\AdminUILog)

Another option is to launch component status under Monitoring > System Status > Component Status and check SMS_Rest_Provider is running or not.

Where is Tools ConfigMgr Service Manager Option in SCCM Console? Check out https://www.anoopcnair.com/configmgr-service-manager-option-in-sccm-console/

ConfigMgr Service Manager SMS_Rest_Provider
ConfigMgr Service Manager SMS_Rest_Provider

Resources

2 COMMENTS

  1. In version 1902 , in console. I am not able to see source, start up time and user principal tabs under ‘console connection’

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