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Searching for Information in System Center 2012 - Service Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

In System Center 2012 – Service Manager, you can use the search feature in the Service Manager console to look for information. The search box is in the upper-right corner of the Service Manager console. By default, the search feature looks for all objects. The results can include incidents, change requests, problems, and configuration items of Windows-based computers. You can filter search results by using the filter bar. You can also perform an advanced search for these items plus the following items:

  • Knowledge articles

  • Domain users

  • Manual activities

However, only knowledge articles are returned when you perform a knowledge search.

When you search for most items in Service Manager, only exact keyword matches return results. However, partial matches are returned for configuration items of Windows-based computers. Searches that use wildcard characters are not supported.

When you search for items, you open a view that displays a large number of items, and there are more than 5,000 items in the results, the complete results can take a few minutes to appear.

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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