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Enable a column for primary user!

Enable an option to quickly see the primary user of a device (within the columns on the console) I don't have time to individually click machines or run reports to find the primary user.

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This is fixed in the just shipped #SCCM 1802 release. For both Primary User, and Logged on user. We still will improve a couple things:
1) it is only in devices views; and we will add it in more views (collections, etc.)
2) We actually think we can do even better than this, and use the SCCM fast channel to show currently logged in now users. If you like this idea, vote here:


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  • Lorena Antelo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be very helpful being able to display User Device Affinity information in Devices collections or vice versa with the users.

    Actually, using SCCM console, you need to right click a device/user to see this information. To check this info in several items, we need to query for it.

    Would be great to have this info easily, for example, just adding a column to the view.

    Thank you.

  • Charles Herrington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One of the most helpful things for me would be to be able to see the primary user and/or last logged on user in the asset details frame when looking at the monitoring\overview\deployments\deployment status page for a deployment.

    Every month I go to check to see which machines have not installed the monthly patch deployment I created. once I find the machines still needing patches I then need to cross reference a query I created to show me the last logged on user for each device to figure out who I need to harangue.

  • David Guirl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes! need a column for primary user on each device, as well as primary device for each user. I utilize this feature regularly and it would save me 3 clicks!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    People have been posting this exacty same question since 2012 on forums and we still dont have an option?

    Microsoft - how hard can be this be - Whats stopping you from adding this column?

    Theres 355 votes currently on this thread alone - EVERYONE WANTS THIS FEATURE

  • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why in the same **** is this not a default setting that is right there in the Device view???? I've been using SCCM now for 3 years and this drives me crazy. Come on Microsoft... please make this happen!

  • L U commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A suggested algorithm for User column: self-nominated primary user (first option) or primary user determined by usage pattern (second option if first is not available); or last-logged-on user (third option if first and second options are not available) or SYSTEM (if joined to domain and other options are not available) or nothing if computer has never even checked in?

  • Jason Hyers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice is there was a column in device collections that would display the primary user that SCCM Client settings automatically assigns as the user.

    On that note it would be nice if you could add or create columns based off of machine discovery data. I have added via an edit the AD description of machines and would like to have device collections show the AD field description of the workstation.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +3, this would be an administrative god send. Get it in the Mobile Devices view as well for hybrid Intune and you get bonus points!

  • CG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And primary devices as a column on users! This information is "easy" to get from the links on the bottom right, I agree it should just be a default field and not one I have to create my own console to put in with the console creator.

  • Denis Markwell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Primary user and/or last logged on user column in Devices collection views and Primary Device column in Users collection views.

    Allow you to open up a collection of devices and quickly see who the primary user or last logged on user is without having to run a query or click the related objects link.

  • Sean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES This! its almost impossible to find the right phone when using In-tune Hybrid when every device is called "iPhone"

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The information is already available, you can click Primary User in the bottom right of the console underneath "Related Objects". So why can't we get this in as a column? Surely it's a simple one! We need this for Intune Hybrid.

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