Alternative layout at the Configuration Manager 2012 Console

The solution is provided “AS-IS” with no warranties and may not be supported by Microsoft.

This solution will change the layout of the ConfigMgr console? It could be that you wanted to move a node at the left menu or build your own layout of the whole console. Now this is easy to do with the tool “SCCM Console Builder”.

Before doing any of this changes, please backup your configuration files.

To start editing your SCCM Console, go to your console installation directory and browse to “AdminConsole\Bin”. Launch “AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.exe” and click File, Open and then ConnectedConsole. This will load the XML file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XMLStorage\ConsoleRoot\ConnectedConsole.xml”

Now you can for example go to the Administration Node on the left button and then, for example, remove the “Distribution Point Migration” by choosing delete.


Wait some time and then launch the Configuration Manager Console. This should be the result.


You could also move things around and do something like this.


The result will be.


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