Overview

Over time Windows devices can develop performance problems related to device or service availability. This policy verifies the available storage capacity on devices, notifies of application crashes, monitors WMI health and service function and also checks the behavior of core Windows services.

The Windows client health policy covers all of the following:

  • Manages Windows devices and service availability performance problems
  • Safeguards disk space integrity, ensuring sufficient storage capacity
  • Ensures optimum performance of the Configuration Manager client and that WMI is active and integrated
  • Notifies of application crashes and remediation assists. Investigates root cause for specific issues.

This policy is intended for deployment to Windows devices only.

Important considerations

Before deploying the Windows Client Health Policy you need to be familiar with its contents and comfortable that you want to apply it to the devices in your network.

By default, automated fixes in the Policies provided by 1E are not enabled, this means you will have to specifically enable the ones you want to use before they can take effect.

A new or updated Policy should first be verified by deploying it to a Management Group containing a small number of devices, reviewing the Guaranteed State reports, and confirming the checks and enabled fixes are working as expected.
When you are comfortable with the results you can then deploy to larger Management Groups.

The policy contains the rule Check application crash count which by default specifies the Application Name as MyApplication.exe. You do not need to change this before deployment, but you can edit the rule to specify an the executable that you want to monitor, or clone the rule to monitor other executables. You will need to edit the rule and change the name in the Trigger and the Check tabs.

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Windows Client Health Policy Reference

For details on the policy, rules, triggers, preconditions, checks and fixes available in the Windows Client Health Policy please refer to Windows Client Health Integrated Product Pack.

Instructions

Policies

Rules

Fragments

Trigger templates