New ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products

Let’s explore ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products option. A new option to filter products in Software Update Point properties has been added to ConfigMgr 2203 release.

If you have been following me on Twitter, on 8th September 2021, I had tweeted about the ability to add a search box on Products tabs of Software Update Point Properties.

I had also sent this as feedback assuming Microsoft will implement this feature in upcoming release. You’ll be glad to know that in SCCM 2203 release, Microsoft has added filter products option to Software Update Point.

A search box or filter option will help many admins in filtering the products quickly from the huge list of products in Software Update Point. Without the filter products option, the admins have to scroll down to find a product and this is a time-consuming task.

So, I gave you one more reason to upgrade to Configuration Manager 2203.

ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products
ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products

This new feature is probably not listed in Configuration Manager 2203 new features page. I noticed this new filter products feature today while enabling a new product in Software Update Point.

Thanks to ConfigMgr product team for implementing this feature. It will be now easy to filter products and enable them in Software Update Point.

ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products

Finally, with the ConfigMgr 2203 release, under Software Update Point Properties > Products tab, the filter products option is available.

If you want to use the Filter products option, here are the steps:

  • Launch the ConfigMgr console.
  • Go to Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Sites.
  • Select the site and on top ribbon, click Configure Site Components > Software Update Point.
  • In the SUP properties, click the Products tab and here should find the Filter Products option.
ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products
ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products

In the Filter search box, you can enter the name of any product, and it will be populated or filtered from the list of products.

The below screenshot shows the inclusion of Filter option in SUP properties in 2203 release. The same option was missing in ConfigMgr 2111 release.

ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products
ConfigMgr Software Update Point Filter Products

Conclusion

I was happy to see the feature that I requested (and many would have probably) long back was added to 2203 release. Moral of the story – If you have similar suggestions, feel free to send the feedback from ConfigMgr console and if your suggestion is useful, ConfigMgr product team will implement it.

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