Best Practice: Collection Structure and Naming Convention for ConfigMgr (with Poster)

The last best practice post was last February and contains information about a file and folder structure, which was tested and very useful for my clients. In this post I will explain the structure and naming convention we use for SCCM collections.

The important thing is, that a single collection should only have one function. This means it should be only, for example, for endpoint protection, client settings or application assignment. Then we should use a prefix which describes this functionality. That allows us to have a Pilot collection for windows updates(SUM Pilot) and one for application patch days(DSWP Pilot), because every name could only be used once.

Now we have created a Poster to print out and a PowerShell script to create the required folders.

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Thomas Kurth

Principal Workplace Consultant at baseVISION AG
I’m a consultant, trainer and architect for workplace management and enterprise mobility projects with Microsoft Technologies in the past eight years. I love to push and design the modern workplace based on Windows 10, EM&S and O365 for my customers which is the only answer for the current security threats, agile world and the fast-changing business requirements of my customers. Important for me is to simplify and automate the operational processes, because there are the highest costs.

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