Collect client logs in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1912
Published Dec 12 2019 08:21 PM 35.2K Views

Update 1912 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. You can now trigger a client device to upload its client logs to the site server by sending a client notification action from the Configuration Manager console. The logs are returned to the site using an on-demand software inventory file collection.  You have several choices available in Resource Explorer for accessing the collected log files.

  • Open Support Center: Launches Support Center which unpacks the zip and open the logs in the viewer.
  • View file: Opens the folder where the zip file is located with File Explorer.
  • Save: Opens a Save File dialog for the selected file so you can save it to a location of your choice.


Learn more about client log collection.


This preview release also includes:


Bootstrap a task sequence immediately after client registration - When you install and register a new Configuration Manager client, and also deploy a task sequence to it, it's difficult to determine how soon after registration it will run the task sequence. This release introduces a new client setup property that you can use to start a task sequence on a client after it successfully registers with the site.


New management insight rules from Microsoft Services - This release includes additional management insight rules courtesy of Microsoft Premier Field Engineering. These rules are a sample of the many more checks that Microsoft Premier provides in the Services Hub.

  • Reduce the number of applications and packages on distribution points
  • Update all sites to the same version
  • Heartbeat Discovery is disabled
  • Long running collection queries enabled for incremental updates
  • Secondary site installation issues
  • Active Directory System Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Active Directory Security Group Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Active Directory User Discovery is configured to run too frequently
  • Collections limited to All Systems or All Users

Expand Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) On-boarding - In this technical preview, we've expanded Microsoft Defender ATP on-boarding support to machines with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10, version 1607 or later (Already supported for on-boarding)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016, version 1803
  • Windows Server 2019

Improvements to CMPivot - Starting in this technical preview, you can search CMPivot entities and see entity properties.


Improvements to OS deployment - This release includes the following improvements to OS deployment


Update 1912 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 1911 baseline version of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available.


We would love to hear your thoughts about the latest Technical Preview!  Send us Feedback directly from the console.  You may also use our feedback channels through the Feedback Hub app for product issues, and our UserVoice page for ideas about new features.



The Configuration Manager team


Configuration Manager Resources:

Documentation for Configuration Manager Technical Previews

Try the Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch

Documentation for Configuration Manager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager announcement

Microsoft Endpoint Manager vision statement

Configuration Manager Forums

Configuration Manager Support

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