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Investigate Management Insights with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1810
Introduction
Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1810 introduces an exciting new feature called Management Insights. This feature provides administrators with the ability to proactively identify potential issues, such as those related to security or compliance, within the Configuration Manager environment. In this blog, we will explore how to get started with Management Insights, as well as what types of insights are available.

Getting Started
Before you can start using Management Insights, you will need to enable the feature in the Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. To do this, open the Configuration Manager Technical Preview console and navigate to the Administration workspace. Next, select the Management Insights node, then click on the Enable button.

Once enabled, you will need to configure the settings for the feature. First, you will need to select which insights you want to enable. To do this, select the Insights tab, then select the insights you want to enable. Next, you will need to configure the settings for each insight. To do this, select the Configure tab, then select the settings you want to configure.

Available Insights
Management Insights provides administrators with the ability to proactively identify potential issues, such as those related to security or compliance, within the Configuration Manager environment. Currently, the following insights are available:

Security
The Security insight provides administrators with the ability to identify potential security issues, such as missing or outdated software updates or missing antivirus definitions.

Compliance
The Compliance insight provides administrators with the ability to identify potential compliance issues, such as missing software updates or missing security settings.

Inventory
The Inventory insight provides administrators with the ability to identify potential inventory issues, such as missing or outdated hardware inventory or software inventory.

Using PowerShell
In addition to using the Configuration Manager Technical Preview console to enable and configure Management Insights, administrators can also use PowerShell to manage the feature. To get started, you will need to first install the Configuration Manager Technical Preview PowerShell module. To do this, run the following command:

Install-Module -Name ConfigurationManager

Once the module is installed, you can then use the Get-CMMgmtInsights cmdlet to get a list of all available insights, as well as their statuses. To do this, run the following command:

Get-CMMgmtInsights

You can also use the Set-CMMgmtInsights cmdlet to enable and configure the insights. To do this, run the following command:

Set-CMMgmtInsights -Name -Enabled <$true|$false>

Where is the name of the insight and <$true|$false> is either $true to enable the insight or $false to disable the insight.

Conclusion
The Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1810 introduces a powerful new feature called Management Insights that provides administrators with the ability to proactively identify potential issues. This blog has explored how to get started with Management Insights, as well as the types of insights that are available. Additionally, we have seen how to use PowerShell to manage the feature.

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