ConfigMgr Admin Console GUID documentor


ConfigMgr allows for great extensibility to perform right click actions. You can find information on this here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc143056.aspx. Those of you that have done this before know that the first step is digging through the adminconsole.xml file to find the correct GUID in order to add your right click action. Below is a tool that nicely formats the GUIDs for the Root Node, Scope Pane and Results Pane.


Screenshot_of_Panes


In order to use the documentor:


1. Locate your adminconsole.xml file usually located in <ConfigMgr Path>\AdminUI\XMLStorage\Consoleroot\adminconsole.xml and make a copy to adminconsoletemp.xml in a temporary folder. DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL.


2. Copy the attached adminConsoleDocumentor.xsl to the folder with your adminconsoletemp.xml


3. Add the following line to adminconsoletemp.xml after the first line <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>


<?xml-stylesheet type=”text/xsl” href=”adminConsoleDocumentor.xsl”?>


4. Save the file and load it in Internet Explorer. Your output should look like this:


Screenshot_of_Formatting



Share your deployment related right-click actions as comments below!


This post was contributed by Aly Shivji a consultant with Microsoft Services – U.S. East Region.


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adminConsoleDocumentor.xsl

Comments (2)

  1. DeploymentGuys says:

    Brian,

    Your Applications.xml file will have this information for you. Were you looking for a quick XSLT to format that nicely? That shouldn’t be too hard to do. I can take a look.

    – Aly

  2. Anonymous says:

    is it possible to capture a similar log against all inputted applications into an MDT2010 deployment share ? This would be helpful when using the GUID ids manually in a TaskSequence.  Thank you in advance.