Endpoint Services, Configure the MECM console


Follow this guide to configure the MECM console.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

Configure the MECM console

  1. The latest console can be found at \\ad.uillinois.edu\sccm\SharedContent\ImportShare\Applications\Microsoft\MECM\MECM Console - select the folder with the highest version number

  2. Run ConsoleSetup.exe
    1. If the executable doesn't launch on your endpoint, run AdminConsole.msi instead.

  3. When prompted for the Site server, input sccmcas.ad.uillinois.edu

  4. Click through the rest of the installer, then launch the 'Configuration Manager Console' app

  5. If you use a separate account for console access (e.g. a superuser account):
    1. press Shift and right-click on the Console's shortcut and select 'Run as different user'
    2. Or, log into the endpoint with the separate account and launch the console

  6. If the console displays the error 'Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site (sccmcas.ad.uillinois.edu)':
    1. Confirm you are using the correct account that has permissions to launch the console
    2. Review any errors in the SMSAdminUI.log file located in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\AdminUILog
      1. If you see several 'The performance counter ... was not found' errors in the log, follow the 'Fix SCCM Console Performance Counter Exceptions Error' section of this guide to resolve the error: https://www.prajwaldesai.com/sccm-console-performance-counter-exceptions/

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KeywordsEPS TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM console "MECM console"   Doc ID130055
OwnerEPS Distribution ListGroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-07-31 14:03:38Updated2024-02-02 15:15:29
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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