About Dynamic Collection Evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3
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
The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.
Query-based collections in Configuration Manager 2007 are periodically evaluated, based on a schedule you specify to update their membership from the site database. Even if there are no changes in the collection that is being evaluated, the entire collection is still processed. The default time period between collection evaluations is 1 day. You can decrease this time period, but evaluating collections with many members might cause a high processing load on your site database.
Dynamic collection evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3 periodically scans for new resources and updates a collections membership with only these new resources, independently of a full collection evaluation. When enabled for a collection, dynamic collection evaluation runs every 5 minutes and when used in conjunction with full collection evaluation can help keep collection data displayed in the administrator console more up-to-date.
Dynamic collection evaluation does not replace the existing method of collection evaluation; it only evaluates newly added resources.
The following resources can be evaluated by dynamic collection evaluation:
Resources that have been initially discovered.
Resources that have been provisioned with operating system deployment.
Resources that have been scanned for initial hardware inventory.
Resources that have been upgraded to a newer version of the Configuration Manager 2007 client.
For information about how to configure dynamic collection evaluation, see How to Configure Dynamic Collection Evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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