Active Directory User Discovery Properties: Polling Schedule 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 Polling Schedule tab of the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Active Directory User Discovery Properties dialog box to specify when the selected Active Directory containers are polled to determine whether new users have been added.

The Polling Schedule tab contains the following elements:

  • Polling Schedule
    Displays the scheduled discovery poll.

    By default, polling occurs once every 24 hours. To customize a discovery schedule, click the Schedule button.

    Important

    Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

    If you configure Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Delta Discovery, do not configure the full discovery polling schedule to be less than the default value of once every 24 hours.

    Note

    Configuration Manager polls the closest Active Directory resource to discover users in the containers specified on the General tab. Because this process can cause significant network traffic, you should plan accordingly.

  • Enable delta discovery

    Note

    Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

    Specifies that you want to use Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Delta Discovery, which lets you improve the performance of resource discovery by periodically scanning Active Directory for only new or changed resources.

  • Delta discovery interval (minutes)

    Note

    Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

    Specifies the interval in minutes at which Delta Discovery runs. The default value is every 5 minutes.

  • Run discovery as soon as possible
    Specifies that this Active Directory discovery poll should start as soon as possible.

    Note

    This option is only available after Active Directory containers have been specified on the General tab. This check box is cleared after the discovery request has been sent to the site server.

  • OK
    Saves any changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves any changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the Help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also

Tasks

How to Configure Active Directory User Discovery

Concepts

About Active Directory User Discovery
About Active Directory Delta Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

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