Configuration Manager Tools

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

The Configuration Manager tools primarily include client-based and server-based tools. Use these tools to help support and troubleshoot your Configuration Manager infrastructure.

These tools are included in the CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\Tools folder on the site server. No further installation is required. Use these versions of the tools with supported versions of Configuration Manager current branch.

All Windows operating systems listed as supported clients in Supported operating systems for clients and devices are supported for use with these tools.


For supported versions of Configuration Manager current branch, use the versions of the tools in the CD.Latest folder on the site server. Some tools were formerly in the toolkit but not included current branch. These legacy tools are no longer supported.

Client tools

These tools are in the ClientTools subfolder:


The ClientTools folder also includes the file Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll. Several client tools require this library. You can't directly use it.

Server tools

These tools are in the ServerTools subfolder:

  • DP Job Queue Manager: Troubleshoots content distribution jobs to distribution points

  • Collection Evaluation Viewer: View collection evaluation details


    Starting in Configuration Manager version 2103, this standalone tool isn't supported. The tool is no longer included with the Configuration Manager installation source. Starting in version 2010, its functionality is built-in to the console. For more information, see, How to view collection evaluation.

  • Content Library Explorer: View contents of the content library single instance store

  • Content Library Transfer: Transfers content library between drives

  • Content Ownership Tool: Changes ownership of orphaned packages. These packages exist in the site without an owning site server.

  • Role-based Administration and Auditing Tool: Helps administrators audit roles configuration


    Starting in version 2107, RBAViewer has moved from <installdir>\tools\servertools\rbaviewer.exe. It's now located in the Configuration Manager console directory. After you install the console, RBAViewer.exe will be in the same directory. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Endpoint Manager\AdminConsole\bin\rbaviewer.exe.

  • Run Meter Summarization Tool: Run metering summarization task and analyze metering data


The ServerTools folder also includes the following files:

  • AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll
  • Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.dll
  • Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll

Several server tools require these libraries. You can't directly use them.

More tools in the folder

The following tools are in the CD.Latest\SMSSETUP\TOOLS folder on the site server:

Other tools