How diagnostics and usage data is collected by System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

To collect diagnostics and usage data for System Center Configuration Manager, each primary site runs SQL Server queries on a weekly basis. In a multi-site hierarchy, the data is replicated to the central administration site.

At the top-level site of a hierarchy, the service connection point site system role submits this information when it checks for updates. The mode of the service connection point detemines how the data is transferred:

For more information, see About the service connection point in System Center Configuration Manager.