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.


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


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.


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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