2 Easy Ways to Find Collection ID in SCCM | ConfigMgr

If you want to learn how to find collection ID in SCCM (ConfigMgr), this post is for you. I will explain what is collection ID in SCCM and show you how to find the collection ID in SCCM console.

When you launch the SCCM console, you have tons of options. Exploring each option will surely take time, but it’s worth learning about the Configuration Manager console from Microsoft.

Administrators use the Configuration Manager console to manage the Configuration Manager environment. Some options such as “Collection ID” are hidden in the console and requires you to enable it manually. As a Configuration Manager, you should know how to find the collection ID.

First I will explain what are collection ID’s in SCCM, and then we will look at different ways to find collection ID in SCCM.

What is Collection ID in SCCM?

A Collection ID in SCCM is a unique 8 character number that is generated and associated with each collection you create in SCCM. The collection ID’s are associated with both device collections and user collections in ConfigMgr.

When you install Configuration Manager, it creates a set of built-in device collections and user collections. For example, “All Systems” is one such example of built-in device collection in ConfigMgr. Similarly, “All Users” is one example of a built-in user collection in SCCM.

The Collection ID’s of built-in collections in SCCM starts with “SMS” followed by a 6-digit letter or number. Whereas the collection ID’s of custom created SCCM collections starts with a three-character alphanumeric site code followed by a unique 6-digit number.

Note – Renaming a device collection or user collection in SCCM will not change the Collection ID.

What is Collection ID in SCCM or ConfigMgr
What is Collection ID in SCCM or ConfigMgr

The trick to find the collection ID is simple. You just need to add the Collection ID column in the console and that will display the Collection ID for all your device and user collections.

Following are the examples where you will require the collection ID :-

  • When you run reports in SCCM, few reports require you to input the collection ID.
  • You may be running a PowerShell script that requires you to specify the collection ID.

Find Collection ID in SCCM (Device Collection)

To find the collection ID of a device collection in SCCM :-

  1. Launch the SCCM Console.
  2. Go to Assets and Compliance\Overview\Device Collections.
  3. Right-click on the column and select Collection ID from list of options.
  4. The unique collection ID of a device collection is now visible in console.
Find Collection ID in SCCM - Device Collection
Find Collection ID in SCCM – Device Collection

Find Collection ID in ConfigMgr (User Collection)

You can use the following steps to find the collection ID of a user collection in ConfigMgr :-

  1. Launch the ConfigMgr Console.
  2. Go to Assets and Compliance\Overview\Device Collections.
  3. Right-click on the column and select Collection ID from list of options.
  4. The collection ID of a user collection is now visible in console.
Find Collection ID in SCCM - User Collection
Find Collection ID in SCCM – User Collection

Find the Collection ID of All Collections

You can find the Collection ID’s of all the collections (User and Device Collections) with these steps :-

  1. Launch the Configuration Manager console.
  2. Go to Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation.
  3. Select Full Evaluation Status, and now you should see the collection ID for all the collections.
  4. The collection ID of both user collection and device collections are displayed.
Find the Collection ID from Collection Evaluation
Find the Collection ID from Collection Evaluation

Note – The collection evaluation process evaluates the membership rules of a collection to update its members. Starting in SCCM 2103, the Full Evaluation Status and Incremental Evaluation Status subnodes have been added to the Collection Evaluation node in the Monitoring workspace.

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years, I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Windows 11, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.

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