Configuration Manager 1902–Real-time Management

If you haven’t seen the parent post for this article, jump back here to see a complete list of all new features in Configuration Manager 1902.

This post covers the specific additions and improvements to the real-time management features that were added to Configuration Manager 1902.

Run CMPivot from a Central Administration Site (CAS)

CMPivot is a fantastic addition to Configuration Manager, revolutionary (within the scope of this product) perhaps? I’m a big fan. Now, for those lucky folk out there who get to run a CAS you can now also run CMPivot right from the top. Unfortunately I don’t have a CAS (any longer) to run this with but if you do, give it a go and feed back your thoughts.

Edit or copy PowerShell scripts within Run Scripts

Another amazing addition to the product was of course Run Scripts. Real-time (almost) running of scripts directly against your clients. One snag in this feature however was it’s inability to edit a script once you had ‘committed’ it. Indeed if you wanted to make a new script which was similar but different, making a copy wasn’t as simple as you might hope. If you’re using these regularly these things can be a little annoying. Now, however, we can do both! Go check it out.

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There are also right click menu options, note the slight wording difference.

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Heed the warning too, if you edit a script that is running it may or may not run on all devices that are targeted. Also, you’ll need to approve the edit as you would a new script.

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When you go through to the edit dialog this is what you see. I have noticed that typing in here can be pretty slow going though, it’s been reported to the product group.

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