Network Discovery Properties: General Tab

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

Use the General tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Network Discovery Properties dialog box to enable Network Discovery and specify what type of Network Discovery to run.

The General tab contains the following elements.

  • Enable Network Discovery
    Enables this Network Discovery method for this site.
  • Type of discovery
    Specifies what type of discovery you want the Network Discovery method to run.

    The following options are available for selecting a discovery type:

    • Topology: Determines the topology of your network only, discovering IP subnets and routers. The extent of how much of your network is discovered will depend on the number of router hops selected on the SNMP tab. By default, this option is selected.

      For more information, see Topology-Only Network Discovery.

    • Topology and client: Determines the topology of your network, as well as potential client computers using an IP address. If a Microsoft DHCP server is specified on the DHCP tab, potential clients leasing an IP address from that DHCP server will be included here.

      If you have a large network, you might want to limit the number of router hops searched to reduce your network traffic. A maximum of 5000 potential clients per discovery is recommended.

      For more information, see Topology and Client-only Network Discovery.

    • Topology, client, and client operating system: Determines the topology of your network, as well as potential client computers and their operating systems and versions.

      For more information, see Topology, Client, and Operating System Network Discovery.

  • Network speed
    Specifies whether you are on a slow network and whether Network Discovery should make allowances for network speed. If this option is selected, SNMP timeouts will be doubled and the number of SNMP sessions will be reduced. By default, this check box is cleared.

See Also

Tasks

How to Determine Your Network's Topology

Concepts

About Network Discovery

Other Resources

Network Discovery Properties
How to Manage Network Discovery

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