Compile audience

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-08

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • You have read the topic Manage audiences.

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


    Audiences managers must have read access to the Shared Services Provider (SSP) administration site, and must have the Manage Audiences permission enabled.

Each audience must be compiled before content can be targeted to that audience. Compilation identifies membership in an audience by crawling the most recently imported data from directory services. Users that match audience rules are included in the audience. For more information, see the "Compiling audiences" section in the Manage audiencesarticle.

It is a good practice to frequently compile audiences, so that changes to directory services can be used to update audience membership. Audiences managers can schedule compilation for all audiences so that it happens automatically, but they can also compile audiences at any time. Audience members can compile all audiences, or a single audience.

Compile audience

Use the following procedure to compile an audience.

Compile audience

  1. On the Shared Services Administration Home page, in the Audiences section, click Audiences.

  2. To compile all audiences:

    • On the Manage Audiences page, click Start compilation.


    To compile a single audience:

    1. On the Manage Audiences page, click View Audiences.

    2. On the View Audiences page, click the audience and then click Compile.


    You can also compile a single audience from the View Audience Properties page for the audience by clicking Compile audience in the Audience Properties section.