Assigning your users to their primary machines in SCCM is a common task. It permits to identify the primary machine of a specific user and opens the possibility to install software only on primary machines. Once your associations are created, there are multiple ways to see the associations. This blog post will detail the various way to identify your user and primary machines and we also provide a free SCCM primary device report that you could use to easily find an association.
Identifying using User Collection
The most simple way to identify a primary machine for a user is to use the console. This method is simple but you will need to do that for each user which is not really productive.
- In the SCCM Console
- Go to Assets and Compliance \ Users
- Right-click a user and select Edit Primary Devices
- In the Primary Machine Window, you can see all Machines associated to this user
You can also click Primary Device in the related objects in the bottom right pane
Identifying using Device Collection
Since SCCM 1802 version, the console now includes a column for primary users.
If you’re not running the latest version :
- Go to Assets and Compliance \ Devices
- Right-click a user and select Edit Primary Users
- In the Primary User Window, you can see all user associated with this machine
You can also click Primary Users in the related objects in the bottom right pane
Using SCCM Built-in report
There is a built-in report User device affinity associations per collection but the report is not giving you the option to search for a specific machine or user.
SCD – SCCM Primary User Device Report
Our free SCCM Primary User Device report list all users and their associated machine or device. You can easily search for a specific user or machine. The report will list all machines associated with a specific user. It can also be scoped by collections.
You can download this free SCCM Primary User Device report by visiting our product page. The Configuration Manager – Users and Primary Devices report is available in the Report / Configuration Manager Section.
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