GrayAndYellowGearsThe folks over on the Configuration Manager product team blog just posted a fantastic article on what Client Health is and how to use it in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2:

It’s often the case that many customer-reported issues with a Configuration Manager feature are because the Configuration Manager client itself is not working, rather than a problem with the specific feature. However, it’s not always easy for administrators to know that this is the root cause and be able to answer the following questions:

  • How many clients are healthy in my hierarchy?
  • How many clients are inactive in my hierarchy because they have been powered off for a long time or because the Configuration Manager client is uninstalled?
  • What is the main cause of unhealthy clients in my hierarchy?

These questions are very important for Configuration Manager administrators. However, in Configuration Manager 2007 and previous versions, it’s not easy to find the answers to these questions. Configuration Manager 2012 addresses this problem with the improved Client Health feature…

You can continue reading the entire article here.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

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