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Appendix D - System Center 2012 - Service Manager Registry Keys

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

CautionCaution
Incorrectly editing the registry can severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.

System Center 2012 – Service Manager stores many settings in the registry. You seldom have to edit the registry yourself, because most of those settings are derived from entries that you make in day-to-day use. However, some changes to settings might occasionally be required. Service Manager stores most registry values in the following locations:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center\2010

Service Manager Console Registry Keys

The keys in this section are used to manage the Service Manager console for the Service Manager console user. These keys are found in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console directory.

 

Key Description and value

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleDisplaySettings\NavigationPaneExpanded

The navigation pane is expanded when the value is set to 1 and not expanded when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleDisplaySettings\NavigationPaneWidth

Specifies the navigation pane width, limited to display resolution.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleDisplaySettings\TasksPaneExpanded

The Tasks pane is expanded when the value is set to 1, and not expanded when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleDisplaySettings\NaN

Specifies the Tasks pane width, limited to display resolution.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleDisplaySettings\ForceHighContrast

High Contrast is enabled when the value is set to 1, and not enabled when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleWindowSettings\IsConsoleMaximized

The Service Manager console is maximized when the value is set to 1, and not maximized when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleWindowSettings\ConsoleLocation\X

Specifies the top left corner of the Service Manager console horizontal coordinate.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleWindowSettings\ConsoleLocation\Y

Specifies the bottom left corner of the Service Manager console vertical coordinate.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleWindowSettings\ConsoleSize\Height

Specifies the height of the Service Manager console, limited to display resolution.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ConsoleWindowSettings\ConsoleSize\Width

Specifies the width of the Service Manager console, limited to display resolution.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\SmConsoleDisplaySettings\NavigationPaneVisible

The Service Manager console navigation pane is visible when the value is set to 1 and hidden when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\SmConsoleDisplaySettings\TasksPaneVisible

The Service Manager console Tasks pane is visible when set to 1 and hidden when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\SmConsoleDisplaySettings\ SelectedWunderBarIndex

Depending on the value, the corresponding workspace is selected in the Service Manager console. Administration = 0, Library = 1, Work Items = 2, Configuration Items = 3, Data Warehouse = 4, Reporting = 5. Values higher than 5 correspond to any custom workspaces that are added to the Service Manager console.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\SmConsoleDisplaySettings\NavigationModelNodeLocation

The value for the key is the last view that the user selected before closing the Service Manager console, so that when the Service Manager console reopens, it reopens in this view. msscnav://root/Windows/Window/ConsoleDisplay/Folder.f837da16-dc5d-7a25-1b48-c62eb5965806/Folder.8afcc5db-910c-35a0-700f-fd9a94b4169b/View.fbf52403-7ce7-05c4-0ca9-7c61030e5f57 is an example value.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ViewDisplaySettings\ DetailPaneHeight

Specifies the height of the details pane.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\ViewDisplaySettings\ DetailPaneExpanded

The Service Manager console details pane is visible when the value is set to 1 and hidden when the value is set to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Service Manager\Console\User Settings\ SDKServiceMachine

Specifies the name of the server that the Service Manager console is connected to.

Service Manager Registry Keys

Keys in this section are used to manage functions that are internal to Service Manager.

 

Key Description and values

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Common\GroupCalcPollingIntervalMilliseconds

Specifies the group change check interval in milliseconds. For more information, see the Planning Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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