An excellent tool to use alongside Configuration Manager is SCCM Client Center Tool.
We have been using it for years and it also makes a great tool to hand out to helpdesk staff if you do not want them to have access to the full Configuration Manager Console.
The tool has many functions but the ones that we use the most are:
- Adding local administrators
- Quick look at Add/Remove Programs
- Remote Control Access
- Configuration Manager Client version checks
- Pushing Policies
There are also many other features to this program and we highly recommend this to any Configuration Manager Administrator.