Overview of Site Maintenance

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Configuration Manager 2007 sites require regular maintenance and monitoring to provide services effectively and continuously. Regular maintenance ensures that the hardware, software, and the Configuration Manager 2007 site database continue to function properly and efficiently. When site performance is optimal, the risk of site failure is greatly reduced.

Configuration Manager 2007 provides several predefined maintenance tasks that you can use to regularly maintain the health of the Configuration Manager 2007 site database. You can also develop maintenance tasks customized to your organization by using custom maintenance tasks. Custom maintenance tasks are SQL commands that are configured in the Configuration Manager console and run directly against the site database.

After setting up your Configuration Manager 2007 site, you should immediately begin to implement a site maintenance and monitoring plan.

When monitoring sites, look for signs that indicate problems that require intervention. For example:

  • File backlog on site servers and site systems.

  • Status messages that indicate an error or a problem.

  • Failing intrasite communication.

  • Error and warning messages in the system’s event log on the most important servers.


When Configuration Manager 2007 is configured to write status messages to the system’s event log, error status messages are written as information events rather than error events.

  • Error and warning messages in the Microsoft SQL Server error log.

  • Sites or clients that have not reported in a long time.

  • Signs of hardware failure.

To minimize the risk of a site failure, if monitoring tasks reveal any signs of problems, investigate the source of the problem and repair it as soon as possible.

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Maintaining Configuration Manager 2007

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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