CM12 Tool–Deployment Monitoring Tool

One of the most prominent features of Configuration Manager 2012 is the new application model and the new way of distributing software. The problem – at least for us poor administrators – is that the log files and troubleshooting steps we have learned and perfected since SMS 2 no longer apply. Execmgr.log is no longer the first place to look.

A new tool – Deployment Monitoring Tool – provides an easy to use interface into the status of deployments (applications, software updates) and can be used as the first troubleshooting step when software distributions fails.

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On the initial screen you can see various information including the WSUS/SUM server and the maintenance windows.

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Clicking on the Deployments tab allows you to see the various software distributions targeted at the machine.

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Hitting the “All updates” tab and you can see all software updates that the machine has scanned for. This includes SCUP updates – in the screenshot above notice that a few updates have a bulletin starting with APSB for Adobes security bulletins.

Deployment Monitoring Tool can be used both against the local and a remote machine.

DeploymentMonitoringTool.exe can be found in the Configuration Manager 2012 Toolkit (ConfigMgr2012_Toolkit_RTM_1028.exe) found on http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29265

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One Response to CM12 Tool–Deployment Monitoring Tool

  1. Pingback: CM12–Nyt værktøj til fejlsøgning på deployments « Microsoft infrastruktur

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