Update Collection Membership

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Update Collection Membership activity is used to initiate collection evaluation. It ensures that the membership of a collection is current before other activities are performed on the collection or its members.

For the procedure to configure this object, see: Configuring the Update Collection Membership Activity

Properties and Published Data

The following tables list the properties and published data for this activity.

Update Collection Membership Properties

Element Description


The display name or ID of an existing collection.


When you use the browse feature to look up a collection name, or enter a collection name manually or from published data, you must set the Collection Value Type property to Name or the activity will fail.

Collection Value Type

Specifies whether the value in the Collection property is a name or a collection ID. Options are:

  • ID (default): the value is a collection ID

  • Name: the value is a collection name

Wait for Refresh Completion

True or False. If set to True, the activity will not complete and move to the next activity in the workflow until Configuration Manager signals that the update has been completed.

Polling Interval (seconds)

Minimum = 5. Specifies the number of seconds between queries to Configuration Manager to determine if the update is complete.

Update Collection Membership Published Data

The following values are published in addition to the input values above:

Element Description


Specifies the name of the connection to the Configuration Manager server

Collection ID

Provides the Collection ID value for the collection targeted for this activity (in case the collection name was specified for the input property).

Configuring the Update Collection Membership Activity

To configure the Update Collection Membership activity

  1. From the Activities pane, drag an Update Collection Membership activity to the active runbook.

  2. Double-click the Update Collection Membership activity icon. The Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Configuring the Details tab:

    1. In the Connection section, click the ellipsis button (...), and then select the Configuration Manager server connection that you want to use for this activity. Click OK.

    2. In the Fields section, enter a value for each of the required properties. If the property is Lookup-enabled, you can click the ellipsis (…) button next to the text box to browse for a value.

      You can also use published data to automatically populate the value of the property from the data output by a previous activity in the runbook.

  4. For more information about the settings on the General and Run Behavior tabs, see Common Configuration Instructions for all Activities.

  5. Click Finish.

Other Activities

The System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager contains the following additional activities: