Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr

Let’s quickly look at the Top five new features of SCCM 2010 (a.k.a. ConfigMgr). Microsoft released the latest version of Configuration Manager 2010 on November 30, 2020.

The latest release, version 2010 of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager’s current branch, incorporates fixes and feature enhancements to improve performance and user experience.

The following are my top 5 picks of ConfigMgr 2010 new features. I think these features benefit SCCM admins who are involved in day-to-day activities.

I have already published a step-by-step guide for the ConfigMgr 2010 production release. You can refer to SCCM Server Upgrade to 2010. The upgrade checklist and prerequisites are also covered in that step-by-step guide.

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Index
Health Checks
View Collection Relationships
Enable User Proxy for Software Update Scans
Console Notification Alerts
Delete Aged Collected Diagnostic Files Task
Other Updates
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Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Table 1

Health Checks

You can now use SCCM to monitor the health of end-to-end scenarios. It simulates activities to expose performance metrics and failure points. At this point, you have only two items.

I’m sure there will be a lot of health scenario health check items coming down in this section of monitoring

scenario health – \Monitoring\Overview\Scenario Health

Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.1

View Collection Relationships

Microsoft added the features of the Collection Evaluator viewer into the ConfigMgr console.

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Collection Evaluation Details are available –> \Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation.

Collection Dependent Relationships are available in the Graphical view – All Systems collection view.

Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr - Fig.2
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.2

More Details -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/collections/manage-collections

Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr - Fig.3
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.3

Enable User Proxy for Software Update Scans

I have a post explaining the impact of Running SCCM + WSUS with HTTP Comms & proxy after the Windows September 10 update. For more details, see Windows September 10 Update + Impact of Running WSUS with HTTP SCCM.

  • Allowing a user proxy for software update scans is the new option in Client Settings.
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr - Fig.4
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.4

Console Notification Alerts

Improvements to the Console Notification Alerts Option for ConfigMgr 2010. You can now receive Push Messages in the ConfigMgr Console.

More details – https://www.anoopcnair.com/enable-sccm-console-notification-from-microsoft-configmgr/

Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr - Fig.5
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.5

Delete Aged Collected Diagnostic Files Task

A new maintenance task, Delete Aged Collected Diagnostic Files, is included to avoid pilling of logs and other information collected for troubleshooting.

Navigate – \Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Sites

More details about how to access SCCM maintenance tasks.

Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr - Fig.6
Top 5 New Features of SCCM 2010 | ConfigMgr – Fig.6

Other Updates

The following article from Microsoft Docs explains more details and end-to-end feature updates.

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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin 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 primary focus is Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

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