MEM – Managing CM Collection in the Cloud Configuration and Troubleshooting


Dear IT pros, 

As you knew it, starting with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager – MCM version 1906 (SCCM version 1906) you could enable co-management for  Endpoint Manager -MEM (Intune) devices in the Azure Public Cloud, Azure US Government Cloud.

The co-management period could last as long as you wish.

Also, you could enable autoenrollment devices into MEM using your CM (SCCM) console.

  • Microsoft brings together Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console calledMicrosoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  • Starting in Configuration Manager version 2002, you can upload your Configuration Manager devices to the cloud service and take actions from theDevicesblade in the as shown here: 


Planning for Co-management using Endpoint Manager :  

  1. Make a Parent Collection for All Co-management devices with limit collection search to “All system” , the “Pilot CoManagement” collection in the following example is used as a superset of all the other staging collections contained all of the clients you want to onboard into co-management 
  2. Make the child collections for related managed devices based on work load, for example:


3. Configure Cloud attach


 4. Configure Upload in Co-Management for the parent collection “All Co-Management devices”


      In each parent and child collections, configuring them to be used for MEM policy assignments:

  • Child Collection for Pilot Co-management, limiting collection example:     


  • Map 1-1 between the collections and Azure AD Group:


Now on, you could assign MEM Apps to the CM Collection Groups as wish.

  • Cloud Sync for parent collection:


  • Cloud Sync for child collection:



 The Result: 

From the Microsoft Endpoint Manager , you can review the status of your Configuration Manager connector.

  • Display the connector status:

Tenant administration 

> Connectors and tokens.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.

> Select a Configuration Manager hierarchy (running version 2006, or later) to display additional information about it.


  • Taking action on CM Devices: 

         > from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

         > double click on the synchronized clients. 

         > Choose one of the following actions: Sync Machine Policy, Sync User Policy, App Evaluation     Cycle



Error: “This collection cannot be made available to assign policies from Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.” 


Solution: I would like to thank for the below solution 


Also, make sure the Child Collection property configured with correct limiting collection as shown in the following example: 


 If you could not correct it with the right collection, you may have to create new collection and delete the old one. 

more troubleshooting tips from Microsoft site.

Preview Feature:

  • Synchronizing Microsoft for Endpoint – MDE Policy by Configuration Manager (version 2006) Cloud Sync in Collection Properties. The following operating systems are supported for deployment of Microsoft Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) onboarding policies:

     > From a Configuration Manager console connected to your top-level site, right-click on a device collection that you synchronize to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and selectProperties.

     > On theCloud Synctab, enable the option toMake this collection available to assign Endpoint security policies from Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center:



             You can't select this option if your Configuration Manager hierarchy isn't tenant attached. The collections available for this option are limited by the collection scope selected for tenant attach upload, in our case, the attached collection name is “Pilot CoManagement” and its included Collection Members.


  • Assign Applications for CM Clients (ver.2010.2) in MEM Admin Center.

For Application in MEM Admin Center, Administrators can now do the following actions for CM clients:

              – Uninstall an application

              – Repair installation of an application

              – Re-evaluate the application installation status

              – Reinstall an application has replaced Retry installation

Prerequisites for applications assignment:

              – CM Client version 2010.2 or later

              – To uninstall an application: The application must have at least one deployment type

                 with the uninstall command defined.

              – Required deployments of the application can't be uninstall on the related device.

              – To repair an application, The application must have at least one deployment type 

To Uninstall, repair, or re-evaluate an application

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Go to Devices then All Devices.
  3. Select a device that is synced from Configuration Manager via tenant attach.
  4. Choose Applications.
  5. Select the application then the action you want to perform on the device.

Known issues with apps in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

In this technical preview (CM2010.2), if you see an error notification when you install, uninstall, reevaluate, or repair an app, use the following workaround. Open Management Studio, select the primary site database, and run the following SQL script:

DECLARE @view nvarchar(max) = OBJECT_DEFINITION(OBJECT_ID(‘[dbo].[vSMS_CombinedDeviceResources]'));

IF (@view IS NULL) print ‘Object not found, select primary site database and re-run script'
       SET @view = REPLACE(REPLACE(@view, ‘ck.ApprovalStatus as IsApproved', ‘(CASE WHEN ck.ApprovalStatus = 2 OR ck.ApprovalStatus = 3 THEN 1 ELSE ck.ApprovalStatus END) as IsApproved'), ‘CREATE VIEW', ‘ALTER VIEW')
       EXEC sp_executesql @view

I hope the information is useful. 

Until next time!


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This article was originally published by Microsoft's Entra (Azure AD) Blog. You can find the original article here.