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How to Verify that Network Discovery is Complete

Updated: July 1, 2011

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

When running Network Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007, the time required to run discovery can vary dramatically depending on a variety of factors. These factors can include one or more of the following:

  • The size of your network

  • The topology of your network

  • The maximum number of hops being made to find routers in the network

  • The type of discovery being conducted

Because Network Discovery does not have an alert message that tells you when discovery is complete, it might be necessary to verify this yourself.

To verify that Network Discovery is complete

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Site Status / Status Message Queries.

  2. Right-click All Status Messages and click Show Messages.

  3. Use the Select Date and Time drop-down list to estimate how long ago the discovery was started and to show you all status messages since that time.

    noteNote
    You can also use the Specify Date and Time option to select a given date and time that you ran the discovery method. This option is most useful when you ran Network Discovery on a given date and want to retrieve only messages from that date without having to view all messages since then as well.

  4. Search the Message ID column for the following:

    Message ID: 502

    Description: This component stopped.

    Component: SMS_NETWORK_DISCOVERY

    noteNote
    If a large number of messages are shown, it is often easiest to click the Message ID column header to order the messages by their ID. When doing this, however, you will want to check the Date/Time column for your message to verify that it's the correct one if you have run Network Discovery more than once during the period in question.

  5. If no message 502 is displayed, search the Message ID column for the following:

    Message ID: 500

    Description: This component started.

    Component: SMS_NETWORK_DISCOVERY

    This information verifies that Network Discovery was launched and simply has not yet completed. If this information is not present, reschedule Network Discovery.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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