Searching for collections

Collections in SCCM 2007 are annoying. No doubt. You can’t easily move them, deleting them is slow and its a pain to duplicate them. You also can’t do any of that stuff on more than one collection at a time!

In my opinion though, the most irritating problem is the lack of a search feature, which will allow you to find sub collections that are hidden away 4 or 5 collections deep. If you know an advert that is targetting the collection you can always open it up and hit the collection “Browse…” button and it will show you the location but if you don’t have this info it can be a long process to hunt them down!

Thankfully I’ve just come across this great blog post, where a report has been created where you enter either the collection ID or name and it will show the exact location of the collection….brilliant!

http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/mdowst/archive/2012/02/23/finding-sccm-sub-collections.aspx

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