This toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Version: 2012 R2

File Name: ConfigMgrTools.msi

File Size: 5.4 MB

Date Published: 12/6/2013

The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The following list provides specific information about each tool in the toolkit.

Note: 

      Items with an * are new in the R2 Toolkit and require Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for full functionality.


Server Based Tools

      • DP Job Manager – A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points.
      • Collection Evaluation Viewer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting collection evaluation related issues by viewing collection evaluation details.
      • Content Library Explorer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting issues with and viewing the contents of the content library.
      • Security Configuration Wizard Template for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – The Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack-surface reduction tool for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Security Configuration Wizard determines the minimum functionality required for a server’s role or roles, and disables functionality that is not required.
      • Content Library Transfer – A tool that transfers content from one disk drive to another.
      • Content Ownership Tool – A tool that changes ownership of orphaned packages (packages without an owner site server).
      • Role-based Administration Modeling and Auditing Tool – This tool helps administrators to model and audit RBA configurations.
      • Run Metering Summarization Tool – The purpose of this tool is to run the metering summarization task to analyze raw metering data


Client Based Tools

    • Client Spy – A tool that helps you troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
    • Configuration Manager Trace Log Viewer – A tool used to view log files created by Configuration Manager components and agents.
    • Deployment Monitoring Tool – The Deployment Monitoring Tool is a graphical user interface designed help troubleshoot Applications, Updates, and Baseline deployments on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
    • Policy Spy – A policy viewer that helps you review and troubleshoot the policy system on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
    • Power Viewer Tool – A tool to view the status of power management feature on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
    • Send Schedule Tool – A tool used to trigger a schedule on a client or trigger the evaluation of a specified DCM Baseline. You can trigger a schedule either locally or remotely.
    • Wakeup Spy – A tool that provides a view of the power state of Configuration Manager client computers and which operate as managers or manages.

Server Based Tools Explained

DP Job Manager (DPJobManager.exe)

Description:  

Tool made specifically for helping troubleshooting issues and managing ongoing content on distribution jobs sent to Configuration Manager Distribution Points.

Roles/Functions: 

 Display jobs list that package transfer manager component has in its queue as well as the status of the jobs (3 states: Executed || Running || Retry).

Allows for manipulation of the jobs in the queue including moving jobs higher or lower on the priority list, cancelling or running a job manually.

Location/Use: 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit\DPJobManager

DPJobManager.exe

Security Configuration Wizard Template for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Description:

Security Configuration Wizard Template is an wizard that provides templates for a attack-surface reduction tool.

Roles/Functions: 

Security Configuration Wizard determines the minimum functionality required for a server’s role or roles, and disables functionality that is not required.

Location/Use: 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

Content Library Transfer

Description: 

Tool made specifically for content transfer from one disk drive to another disk drive.

Roles/Functions: 

Content transfer from one disk drive to another disk drive.

Location/Use:

CMD line syntax is ContentLibraryTransfer.exe  –SourceDrive <drive letter of source drive>  –TargetDrive <drive letter of destination drive>

Content Ownership Tool

Description: 

Tool made specifically for ownership change of orphaned packages (orphaned packages are packages without an site server assigned).

Roles/Functions: 

Ability to select the package and change the site ownership.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

Role-based Administration Modeling and Auditing Tool (RBA Viewer)

Description: 

Tool made specifically for modeling and audit RBA configurations.

Roles/Functions: 

Enables the the Run As button in toolbar tray.

Input the specific user name to check the permissions for that user account and also see security roles assigned to the user or the security group the user belongs to.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

RBAViewer.exe

Run Metering Summarization Tool

Description: 

Tool made specifically for running the metering summarization task to analyze raw metering data.

Roles/Functions: 

Summarizes the data in table MeterData, writes the summary results into the tables FileUsageSummary and MonthlyUsageSummary.

Location/Use:

Requires administrative rights on the site server to run.

CMD line syntax runmetersumm.exe <site server address>

Client Based Tools Explained

Client Spy (CliSpy)

Description: 

Tool made specifically for troubleshooting issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on System Center 2012/R2 Configuration Manager clients.

Roles/Functions: 

Troubleshooting issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

CliSpy.exe

Configuration Manager Trace Log Viewer (cmtrace.exe)

Description: 

Tool made specifically for ease of viewing log-files created by Configuration Manager components and agents.

Roles/Functions: 

Log-Viewer

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

C:\Temp

CMTrace.exe

Deployment Monitoring Tool 

Description: 

Tool made as a GUI to help troubleshoot Applications, Updates, and Baseline deployments on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.

Roles/Functions: 

Tool is read only. Can be safely used to diagnose deployment issues.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

Policy Spy

Description: 

Tool that is an policy viewer in order to help you review and troubleshoot the policy system on System Center 2012/R2 Configuration Manager clients.

Roles/Functions: 

Policy viewer.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

Requires administrative rights.

Power Viewer Tool (powervwr.exe)

Description: 

Tool used for viewing the status of power management feature on System Center 2012/R2 Configuration Manager clients.

Roles/Functions: 

Power Management features overview.

Can connect remotely to clients.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

Requires administrative rights.

Send Schedule Tool

Description: 

Tool used to trigger a schedule on a client or trigger the evaluation of a specified DCM Baseline.

Roles/Functions: 

Supports triggers of an schedule either locally or remotely.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

Requires administrative rights.

CMD Line syntax sendscheduele.exe

Wake-up Spy 

Description: 

Tool viewer of the power state on Configuration Manager client computers.

Roles/Functions: 

Info-graphic of wake up traffic and power status on clients.

Does not offer control of the power state of clients.

Location/Use:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Configuration Manager Toolkit

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