How to Configure the Client Policy Polling Interval for a Specific Collection

Updated: April 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

A Configuration Manager 2007 client computer downloads its client policy on a schedule. By default, clients download policy every 60 minutes. This schedule is configured on the Computer Client Agent Properties: General Tab.

However, you might want selected clients to have a more frequent polling interval. To achieve this, configure a collection-specific policy polling interval, which then apply to members of that collection.

Use the following procedure to specify a collection-specific policy polling interval.

If a client computer is a member of multiple collections with different policy polling intervals, it uses the shortest configured collection-specific interval or, if it is shorter, the site-wide policy polling interval.

To configure a collection-specific policy polling interval

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.

  2. In the results pane, right-click the collection you want to modify, and then click Modify Collection Settings.

  3. In the Advanced tab of the Collection Properties dialog box, select Enable collection specific policy polling interval, and then specify the required policy polling interval in minutes.

  4. Click OK to close the Collection Properties dialog box.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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