Reference for maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

This article lists the details for each of the Configuration Manager site maintenance tasks. Each entry specifies the site types where the task is available, and whether it's enabled by default.

For more information, see Set up maintenance tasks.

Tasks

Backup Site Server

Use this task to create a backup of your critical information to restore a site and the Configuration Manager database. For more information, see Back up a Configuration Manager site.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not available

Check Application Title with Inventory Information

Use this task to maintain consistency of software titles between software inventory and the Asset Intelligence catalog. For more information, see Introduction to Asset Intelligence.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Not available
Secondary site Not available

Clear Undiscovered Clients

Tip

You may also see this task in the console named Clear Install Flag.

Use this task to remove the installed flag for clients that don't submit a Heartbeat Discovery record during the Client Rediscovery period. The installed flag prevents automatic client push installation to a computer that might have an active Configuration Manager client.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Application Request Data

Use this task to delete aged application requests from the database. For more information, see Create and deploy an application.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Application Revisions

Use this task to delete application revisions that are no longer referenced. For more information, see How to revise and supersede applications.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Client Download History

Use this task to delete historical data about the download source used by clients. The site uses download source information to populate the Client Data Sources dashboard.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Client Operations

Use this task to delete from the site database all aged data for client operations. For example, this data includes the following operations:

  • Aged or expired client notifications, like download requests for machine or user policy
  • Endpoint Protection, like requests by an administrative user for clients to run a scan or download updated definitions
Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Client Presence History

Use this task to delete history information about the online status of clients recorded by client notification. It deletes information for clients with status that's older than the specified time. For more information, see How to monitor clients.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Cloud Management Gateway Traffic Data

Use this task to delete from the site database all aged data about the traffic that passes through the cloud management gateway. This data includes:

  • The number of requests
  • Total request bytes
  • Total response bytes
  • Number of failed requests
  • Maximum number of concurrent requests
Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged CMPivot Results

Use this task to delete from the site database aged information from clients in CMPivot queries. For more information, see CMPivot for real-time data.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Collected Files

Use this task to delete from the database aged information about collected files. This task also deletes the collected files from the site server folder structure at the selected site. By default, the five most-recent copies of collected files are stored on the site server in the Inboxes\sinv.box\FileCol directory. For more information, see Introduction to software inventory.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Computer Association Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged OS deployment computer association data. This information is used when restoring user state during a task sequence. For more information, see Manage user state.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Console Connection Data

This task deletes data from the site database about console connections to the site.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Delete Detection Data

Use this task to delete aged data from the database that has been created by extraction views. It deletes old data change information used by external systems extracting data from the database.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Device Wipe Record

Use this task to delete from the database aged data about mobile device wipe actions. For more information, see Protect data with remote wipe, lock, or passcode reset.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Discovery Data

Use this task to delete aged discovery data from the database. This data can include records from:

  • Heartbeat discovery
  • Network discovery
  • Active Directory discovery methods: System, User, and Group

This task also removes aged devices marked as decommissioned. When this task runs at a site, data associated with that site is deleted, and those changes replicate to other sites. For more information, see Run discovery.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Distribution Point Usage Stats

Use this task to delete from the database aged data for distribution points that has been stored longer than a specified time.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Enrolled Devices

Use this task to delete from the site database the aged data about mobile devices that haven't reported any information to the site for a specified time.

This task applies to devices that are enrolled with Configuration Manager on-premises MDM. For more information on these devices, see Supported operating systems for clients and devices.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged EP Health Status History Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged status information for Endpoint Protection (EP). For more information, see How to monitor Endpoint Protection.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Exchange Partnership

Tip

You may also see this task in the console named Delete Aged Devices Managed by the Exchange Server Connector.

Use this task to delete aged data about mobile devices managed by the Exchange Server connector. The site deletes this data according to the Ignore mobile devices that are inactive for more than (days) setting on the Discovery tab of the Exchange Server connector properties. For more information, see Manage mobile devices with Configuration Manager and Exchange.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Inventory History

Use this task to delete from the database inventory data that has been stored longer than a specified time. For more information, see How to use Resource Explorer to view hardware inventory.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Log Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged log data used for troubleshooting. This data isn't related to Configuration Manager component operations.

Important

By default, this task runs daily at each site. At a central administration site and primary sites, the task deletes data that's older than 30 days. When you use SQL Server Express at a secondary site, make sure that this task runs daily and deletes data that's inactive for seven days.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Enabled

Delete Aged Metering Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged data for software metering that has been stored longer than a specified time. For more information, see Software metering.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Metering Summary Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged summary data for software metering that's been stored longer than a specified time. For more information, see Software metering.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Notification Server History

This task deletes aged client presence history.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Notification Task History

Use this task to delete from the site database information about client notification tasks. This task applies to data that hasn't been updated for a specified time. For more information, see Client notifications.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Passcode Records

Use this task at the top-level site of your hierarchy to delete aged Passcode Reset data for Android and Windows Phone devices. Passcode Reset data is encrypted, but does include the PIN for devices. By default, this task is enabled, and deletes data that is older than one day.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Replication Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged data about database replication between Configuration Manager sites. When you change the configuration of this maintenance task, the configuration applies to each applicable site in the hierarchy. For more information, see Monitor database replication.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Enabled

Delete Aged Replication Summary Data

Use this task to delete from the site database aged replication summary data when it hasn't been updated for a specified time. For more information, see Monitor database replication.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Enabled

Delete Aged Status Messages

Use this task to delete from the database aged status message data as configured in status filter rules. For more information, see Monitor the status system of Configuration Manager.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Threat Data

Use this task to delete from the database aged Endpoint Protection threat data that's been stored longer than a specified time. For more information, see Endpoint Protection.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged Unknown Computers

Use this task to delete information about unknown computers from the site database when it hasn't been updated for a specified time. For more information, see Prepare for unknown computer deployments.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Aged User Device Affinity Data

Use this task to delete aged User Device Affinity data from the database. For more information, see Link users and devices with user device affinity.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Duplicate System Discovery Data

Use this task to delete from the site database any duplicate records generated by system discovery.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Not available
Secondary site Not available

Delete Expired MDM Bulk Enroll Package Records

Use this task to delete old Bulk Enrollment certificates and corresponding profiles after the enrollment certificate has expired. For more information, see Create certificate profiles.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Inactive Client Discovery Data

Use this task to delete from the database discovery data for inactive clients. The site marks clients as inactive when the client is flagged as obsolete and by configurations that are made for client status.

This task operates only on resources that are Configuration Manager clients. It's different than the Delete Aged Discovery Data task, which deletes any aged discovery data record. When this task runs at a site, it removes the data from the database at all sites in a hierarchy. For more information, see How to configure client status.

Important

When it's enabled, configure this task to run at an interval greater than the Heartbeat Discovery schedule. This configuration enables active clients to send a Heartbeat Discovery record to mark their client record as active so this task doesn't delete them.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Obsolete Alerts

Use this task to delete from the database expired alerts that have been stored longer than a specified time. For more information, see Use alerts and the status system.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Obsolete Client Discovery Data

Use this task to delete obsolete client records from the database. A record that's marked as obsolete has usually been replaced by a newer record for the same client. The newer record becomes the client's current record. For information about discovery, see Run discovery.

Important

When it's enabled, configure this task to run at an interval greater than the Heartbeat Discovery schedule. This configuration enables the client to send a Heartbeat Discovery record that correctly sets the obsolete status.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Obsolete Forest Discovery Sites and Subnets

Use this task to delete data about Active Directory sites, subnets, and domains. It removes data that the site hasn't discovered by the Active Directory Forest Discovery method in the last 30 days. This task removes the discovery data, but doesn't affect boundaries that you create from this discovery data. For more information, see Run discovery.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Delete Orphaned Client Deployment State Records

Use this task to periodically purge the table that contains client deployment state information. This task cleans up records associated with obsolete or decommissioned devices.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Evaluate Collection Members

You configure the Collection Membership Evaluation as a site component. For more information, see Site components.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Monitor Keys

Use this task to monitor the integrity of the Configuration Manager database primary keys. A primary key is a column or a combination of columns that uniquely identifies one row. The key distinguishes the row from any other row in a Microsoft SQL Server database table.

Central administration site Enabled
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Rebuild Indexes

Use this task to rebuild the Configuration Manager database indexes. An index is a database structure that's created on a database table to speed up data retrieval. For example, searching an indexed column is often much faster than searching a column that isn't indexed.

To improve performance, the Configuration Manager database indexes are frequently updated to remain synchronized with the constantly changing data that's stored in the database. This task:

  • Creates indexes on database columns that are at least 50 percent unique
  • Drops indexes on columns that are less than 50 percent unique
  • Rebuilds all existing indexes that meet the data uniqueness criteria
Central administration site Not enabled
Primary site Not enabled
Secondary site Not enabled

Summarize File Usage Metering Data

Use this task to summarize the data from multiple records for software metering file usage into one general record. Data summarization can compress the amount of data that's stored in the Configuration Manager database.

To summarize software metering data and to conserve disk space in the database, use this task with the Summarize Software Metering Monthly Usage Data task. For more information, see Software metering.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
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Summarize Installed Software Data

Use this task to summarize the data for installed software from multiple records into one general record. Data summarization can compress the amount of data that's stored in the Configuration Manager database. For more information, see Introduction to software inventory.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
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Summarize Monthly Usage Metering Data

Use this task to summarize the data from multiple records for software metering monthly usage into one general record. Data summarization can compress the amount of data that's stored in the Configuration Manager database.

To summarize software metering data and to conserve space in the database, use this task with the Summarize Software Metering File Usage Data task. For more information, see Software metering.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
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Update Application Available Targeting

Use this task to have Configuration Manager recalculate the mapping of policy and application deployments to resources in collections. When you deploy policy or applications to a collection, Configuration Manager creates an initial mapping between the objects that you deploy and the collection members.

These mappings are stored in a table for quick reference. When a collections membership changes, the site updates these stored mappings to reflect those changes. However, it's possible for these mappings to fall out of sync. For example, if the site fails to properly process a notification file, that change might not be reflected in a change to the mappings. This task refreshes that mapping based on current collection membership.

Central administration site Not available
Primary site Enabled
Secondary site Not available

Update Application Catalog Tables

Use this task to synchronize the Application Catalog website database cache with the latest application information. When you change the configuration of this maintenance task, it applies to all primary sites in the hierarchy.

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Primary site Enabled
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See also

Maintenance tasks