SCCM Discovery Methods


While I was writing for one of the presentations , thought of sharing  this with you .

SCCM Discovery Methods :

•Forest Discovery
•System Discovery
•User Discovery
•Group Discovery
•Network Discovery
•Heartbeat Discovery
Takeaway : Heartbeat Discovery method is enabled by default in SCCM . Rest All Other are Disabled .
•Forest Discovery
•This Discovery Method is Used to Discover Forests in SCCM . This Method was Not available in SCCM 2007 .
•Forest Discovery can be used to Discover all the forests with in the Organization’s Environment .
•As a result of Forest Discovery , a Single Primary Site can be used to Manage Multiple Sites .
•Log File to Trace Issues Related to SCCM Forest Discovery :
ADForestDisc.log
Forest Discovery
•System Discovery
•In order to get System Data from Active Directory to SCCM , System Discovery Method has to be enabled . Once enabled system data from Active Directory to SCCM Starts to flow .
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•System Discovery is disabled by Default for a Fresh SCCM Installation .
•Log file to Trace Issues related to System Discovery : adsysdis.log
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•SCCM User Discovery and System Discovery.
•Both the Discovery Methods are Disable by Default .
•Log Files to trace issues related to User and Group Discovery are :
•Adusrdis and adsgdis Respectively .
•Heart Beat Discovery
•This is the only Discovery Method that is Enabled by default when we Install SCCM Afresh .
•The Purpose of Heart Beat Discovery is to make Modifications to Already Identified Objects .
•Heart Beat Discovery modifies DDR’s
•A DDR is a data Discovery Record .

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.

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