System Center – Search providers, help me help you (and myself)

March 27, 2016 at 10:40 am in ConfigMgr by The WMI guy

Hi All, Thanks for visiting,

The product documentation for System Center used to have a metatag called AppliesToProduct. This allowed Bing searches like the following

"software updates" Meta:Search.MSHAttr.appliesToProduct("System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager")


Which in turn allowed me to create search providers, so you don't have to recall the meta-tag search syntax, for Internet Explorer, firefox and Chrome, available here: And explained and promoted by fellow MVP Brian Mason here:

Now, how can you help, you ask?

The new ConfigMgr 1511 & 1602 documentation no longer has the tags. So we can't easily search that doc library anymore, which given the swift pace at which Configuration Manager evolves is painful.

I put in a uservoice request to bring them back on the documentation's team page, so what I'd like to ask, is to give me your vote(s) (You can give multiple votes to 1 item)to bring the item to the attention of Jeff Gilbert and the doc team.

You can find the item here, voting only takes a minute, (Happy voting, and thanks):

And if it's not too much trouble, tweet out that you supported this request from the uservoice page.



Best regards,

Kim Oppalfens