SCCM User Discovery – An In depth Insight

As we All Know that SCCM has Various Methods of Discovering Users , systems , Groups , Forest ( Something new in SCCM 2012 ) . Today we will take up SCCM User Discovery .

An In depth Insight :


Let us have a look at the SCCM User Collections . Clearly in Fig 1 , we can see that there is No user in the User Collection .


At the same time if we have a look at the logs Folder , We may see that there is No log which corresponds to User Discovery in SCCM . Fig 2 


As we move onto the Discovery Methods we find out that User Discovery has been Disabled in SCCM . Fig 3 


Now , Just Double Click the User Discovery Method and Enable it , Giving the Proper Container for it as shown in Fig 4 and Fig 5




Once this is done Click on Ok. 

Right Click on the User Discovery and Click Run Full Discovery . Fig 6



Click yes .

Now , Go to the Logs folder and you will see Adusrdis log being shown up there . Fig 7



Now , Open this log with the help of CM Trace Tool ( In case you have not installed it , Go to the   SCCM Install Directory > Tools > CMTrace ) . The very First thing that you  will see is User Discovery Component Setting was set to Active in the SCCM Control File . This is very Important thing to note . For any discovery to work it has to be active in the Control file . Fig 8


Once you see this , SCCM keeps on discovering Users and keeps creating DDR’s for them . Fig 9 and Fig 10 



Finally , You can see the user Information being populated in the SCCM  Console :


Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

4 thoughts on “SCCM User Discovery – An In depth Insight

  1. Let say , Post configuration setting..AD user discovery doesn’t show any user in the console ?

    How would you fix this ?

    1. Hi Jondy , Have you checked the Log adusrdis in the Logs folder . IT would give you idea as to why users are not getting detected in SCCM console . There might be a permissions issue .

      1. OK..I’ve checked credentials has full access permission.

        What ‘s next ??

        But still nothing is appearing.

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