March, 2017

SCCM Component Manager


SCCM Component manager is a quick way to start/stop/pause SCCM components that you would normally control using the Service Manager.

The reason the Service manager is so slow is because it has to connect to every site system's registry and gather information. SCCM Component manager only connects to the server that you select so it is much quicker. It does however require WinRM to be enabled as it uses it to run powershell commands on remote servers.

You can run the tool on it's own or you can enable some right click tools action.

To do this extract to C:\ then copy the two guid folders to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions


I made the tool mainly to learn about powershell GUI creation,  if @nowmicro would like to add it to right click tools, feel free to re-brand, polish and do as you would like



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The certificate you specified is already in use. Are you sure you want to use this certificate?

The whole point of this message is to say Warning: if you block this certificate tomorrow, you are going to break other things


When creating bootable media or modifying a distribution point you will get this error if you use the same exportable certificate more than once. The cert is used for management point contact when it hasn't been issued a cert.

The error can safely be ignored unless you want to create some media that you only want active for a short amount of time, then you should use a newly exported certificate. This will enable you to be able to block the cert in the console.