Predefined Maintenance Tasks

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

As your Configuration Manager 2007 site performs the tasks that you schedule and configure, site components continually add data to the site's database. As the amount of data grows, database performance declines.

Predefined maintenance tasks target the Configuration Manager 2007 site database and continually remove out-of-date data. Reducing the size of the database by removing unnecessary data improves the performance and the integrity of the database, which increases the efficiency of the site.

Primary sites have all of the predefined maintenance tasks available as listed below. The only predefined maintenance task available for secondary sites however, is the Backup Site Server maintenance task.


Predefined maintenance tasks log their activity to the SMS_SQL_Monitor log file (SMSdbmon.log).

The Delete Aged Delete Detection Data maintenance task does not provide functionality in Configuration Manager 2007.

If you are using the out of band management feature, see the following for information about the Evaluate Provisioned AMT Computer Certificates and Reset AMT Computer Passwords maintenance tasks: How to Customize Maintenance Tasks for Out of Band Management.

In This Section

  • Clear Install Flag Task Overview
    Flags uninstalled clients as uninstalled in the site database to allow them to be reinstalled by the client push installation method.

    When enabling this task, set the client rediscovery period to an interval longer than the heartbeat discovery schedule.


    Because this task relies on heartbeat discovery, you should disable this task if heartbeat discovery has not been enabled.

  • Summarize Software Metering Monthly Usage Data Task Overview
    Summarizes detailed software metering usage data from multiple records into one general record to compress the amount of data stored in the site database.

    This task can be used with the summarize software metering file usage data maintenance task to summarize software metering data and to conserve space in the site database.

See Also


How To Schedule a Site Maintenance Task

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