I would like to be able to easily see which collection that my collection is referenced to.
I can easily see what collections are referenced in my collection, but knowing if I make a change to the membership of x collection then it could effect the membership of y collection would be handy
Functionality is in 2009 Technical Preview. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2009#bkmk_coll for more details.
Brendan Beetge commented
Recently we faced an issue where a looping condition had been created by a include rule and then an exclude rule on another collection further down in the tree.
Whilst investigating I discovered how difficult it is to follow this trail in a complicated collection tree in a large organization.
I would like to see it as something similar you have in the application model object nodes where the relationships of dependencies of an application can be viewed.
Steve Carneol commented
Out of votes but I agree this should be easy to add as a tab at the bottom since the referencing info pops up immediately when you try to delete the collection so obviously the query is pretty straight forward. I would share it but that would be cheating.
Dev team, please implement this!
The only easy way to verify referenced collections is to attempt to delete and get the warning message.
30 months and this still hasnt been addressed.............. and still so relevant.
Please get this done !!
I use the collection membership tab of specific devices all the time. I would really love to have this ability with collections!
can it be a tab when you select the collection at the bottom window next to custom client settings
Sean Baska commented
This has been out here a couple of years, but wasn't sure if anyone knew of any traction on this? We had an incident late last week due to not being able to see this information easily.
Chris Montgomery commented
Agreed.... a "referenced by other collections" field would be hugely beneficial for instances where you have a collection being referenced as an exclusion by another collection, which has a live deployment against it.,
Michael Honeycutt commented
There is already a 'referenced collections' field in the console. I would even just like an additional 'referenced in collections' field so I could look at a quick glance in the console to make sure this collection that I want to delete is not used as an include or exclude collection elsewhere. This would help tremendously during collection cleanup activities.
Jose Camacaro Latouche commented
I second this idea. Perhaps a "References" tab in Collection properties window, displaying direct include/exclude relationships with other collections. Similar to how Application "references" tab does it.