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About Active Directory System Discovery

Updated: March 1, 2010

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

Configuration Manager 2007 Active Directory System Discovery searches the specified Active Directory location for computer resources that can be used to create collections and queries. You can then install the client to these discovered computers by using client push installation. To successfully create a discovery data record (DDR) for a computer, Active Directory System Discovery must be able to identify the computer account and then successfully resolve the computer name to an IP address.

The system attributes returned by Active Directory System Discovery can be configured in Active Directory System Discovery Properties on the Active Directory Attribute tab. By default, the following attributes are collected:

  • Computer name

  • Operating system

  • Object class

  • DNS Host name

  • Domain

For more information about configuring this discovery method, see How to Configure Active Directory System Discovery.

Active Directory System Discovery actions are recorded in the file adsysdis.log in the <InstallationPath>\LOGS folder on the site server.

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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