How to Manage Queries in Configuration Manager


Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Use the information in this topic to help you manage queries in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

For information about how to create queries, see How to Create Queries in Configuration Manager.

How to Manage Queries

In the Monitoring workspace, select Queries, select the query to manage, and then select a management task.

Use the following table for more information about the management tasks that might require some information before you select them.

Management task


More information


Runs the selected query and displays the results in the Configuration Manager console.

No additional information.

Install Client

Opens the Install Client Wizard that lets you install the Configuration Manager client on computers returned by the selected query.


This option is not available for queries that return mobile devices, users, or user groups.

For more information about how to install Configuration Manager clients by using client push, see How to Install Configuration Manager Clients by Using Client Push.


Opens the Export Objects Wizard that lets you export this query to a Managed Object Format (MOF) file that can then be imported at another site.

No additional information.


Opens the Move Selected Items dialog box where you can move the selected query to a folder that you previously created under the Queries node.

No additional information.