Application Management-ConfigMgr 2012
> CI based model #Application Management work on based on CI(configuration Item) model
where below CI type belong to Application,
(fetched using SQL Query against ConfigMgrDB)
Select * from CI_Type
13 GlobalExpression (newly introduced)
21 Deployment Type (newly introduced)
24 Install Policy Type
> SMSProv.Log # whatever the change/new information is submitted at the console. SMSProv is first component to look into.
> SMSDBMon.Log # Keep tabs on this log to watch the change in the database tables provided SQL Tracing is enabled.
>wakes respective compenent in the system to initiate the process
> application definition would be replicated to child site using ConfigMgr DB replication
>Database Tables involved #
>WMI @ ConfigMgr Server
FlowChart of the Application Management,
Below flowchart depicts overall steps to be taken from creation of an application until deployment of where various components are involved and respective component’s log can be checked to see the processing in detail.
Processing @ Server,
When an application is created at ConfigMgr console(Software Library ->Application Management -> Applications), add CI_Unique ID field which is used in tracking the application deployment.
similiarly add column Content ID under Deployment Type
In the above process, 4 CIs will be created for the above application which can be located in ConfigMgr DB,(Note # CI_UniqueID is similiar from the above screenshot )
Using below SQL Query:
select * from dbo.CI_ConfigurationItems
where CI_UniqueID like ‘%12af18a5-c1ab-4dbf-b816-bae6bf1bb9fc%’
and IsLatest = 1
order by ModelId
CI_UniqueID is appended with /digit which indicate the version, start with version 1 and subsequently increase when some change is done in the application at Console.(when changes are done, it can tracked and noticed via SMSDBMon.Log)
SDMPackageDigest expose the details about respective CI created during the application.
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