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active directory description

Add an column to the devices view that would display Active Directory descriptions in console.

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    Jason shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Admindjam (Admin, System Center Configuration Manager) responded  · 

    This can be done today w/ #SCCM 1802 (and previous versions too). I will mark started… and watch comments for why this doesn’t just work… before I mark this straight up completed…

    Steps:
    1) On the CAS (or standalone primary), go to Administration → Hierarchy Configuration → Discovery methods
    2) right click on Active Directory System Discovery and bring up the Properties form. Active Directory Attributes tab, and then click on Custom. In the form that appears, type the name of the attribute. Click OK, and make sure you have added it as an attribute to discover. Run discovery after exiting properties form.
    3) Now when you go to the Devices view and right click on a device and go to its Properties form, you will see the new attribute showing up there.

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      • JorgenS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add Description as a column i Device management view. There should also be possible to add the same attrbutes that exist in AD.

      • Joe Kuehl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've added Description as a discovered attribute. Now there needs to be a way to add Description as a column in the Devices view.

      • SGM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Filtering by description from the column would be excellent.
        Will this feature be supported?

      • Gerry Fitch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Upvotes for all the comments! The ability to view the description attribute as a column is a must.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would need to be able to add description as a colomn with at least the functionnality to be able to filter from A-Z or Z-A

      • Javier Negro Dieste commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 all the comments. This is about visibility in the devices and collection views. This is an area that lacks customization in SCCM, being able to put custom collumns in this views.

      • Glenn Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use this to keep track of our build versions and, yes, we can build queries and collections on it. But we need a column. Not just a column, but a filterable column.

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was hoping to be able to add a column in the console view for this so that you wouldn't have to click on the device and go to properties. This way you could sort the list as well by AD Description

      • Denis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That way the description get into the device properties, but is it possible to have it as a column in the UI ??

      • Stuart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The hope is to be able to have ad description as a column in the console rather than having to hit properties of a device to view it.

      • Igor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think there was a misunderstanding. When I right click on a device I can perfectly see the description from AD.
        What I hope to get is that I can also see the description from AD in the Devices View directly. So I have a quick overview of devices of a collection for example and I don't have to open Properties individually to see the description.

      • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Anything that you set to be discoverable in the user or computer object should be able to be added as a sortable column.

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would at least like to be able to view the description from the console, when you have several thousand computer named the inventory number it is hard to figure out what is what without descriptions. We already build queries from this data, if I remember correctly we had to add it to the AD sync settings.

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