In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, to create a Configuration Manager console node, you create an XML description of the node and add it to the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\Extensions\Nodes\<GUID> folder. GUID is the GUID namespace for the parent node.

The following procedure shows how to add a new node to the Configuration Manager Site Configuration node. The new node displays the available collections.

To create a Configuration Manager console node

  1. If the Configuration Manager console is open, close it.

  2. In the Configuration Manager SDK, locate the XML file, CollectionsNode.XML.

  3. If it does not already exist, create a folder named Nodes in %ProgramFiles%\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\.

  4. In the Nodes folder, create a folder named d61498cb-7b3f-4748-ae3e-026674fb0cbd. This GUID identifies the Site Configuration node.

  5. Copy the XML file to the GUID folder.

  6. Start the Configuration Manager console, and in the console tree, navigate to the Site Configuration node. You should see a new Collections node.

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