How to Configure Dynamic Collection Evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Updated: October 14, 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

Dynamic collection evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3 periodically scans for new resources and updates a collections membership with only these new resources, independently of a full collection evaluation. When enabled for a collection, dynamic collection evaluation runs every 5 minutes and when used in conjunction with full collection evaluation can help keep collection data displayed in the administrator console more up-to-date.

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

Dynamic collection evaluation does not replace full collection evaluation; it only evaluates newly added resources.

Use the following procedure to configure dynamic collection evaluation for a Configuration Manager 2007 R3 collection.

To configure dynamic collection evaluation

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

  2. Right-click the collection that you want to configure for dynamic collection evaluation, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Membership Rules tab of the <Collection Name>Properties dialog box, select the Dynamically add new resources check box.

  4. Click OK to exit the <Collection Name>Properties dialog box.

See Also

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