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  • How long should it take to get a software package to install onto clients once it's advertised?  It's taking an hour or more for the advertisement to get to the client, even though I tell it to advertise only minutes after I walk through the wizard.  How would we get a critical update out "in a pinch" if we needed to and couldn't wait the hour or hour and a half?
    Friday, December 4, 2009 3:51 PM

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  • To elaborate a little more, there is a 60 minute policy refresh interval bu default. This policy refresh interval is the interval at which clients check in and receive any policy updates from the site. Note that nearly all ConfigMgr communication is client initiated. Once the new policies are downloaded, then clients begin to act upon them.

    Also note that this is an interval and the actual time that each client checks in is based upon that agent's start-up time.

    As Garth mentioned, you can certainly decrease the interval; the minumum typically recommended is 15 minutes. This all depends on a great many factors and (also as mentioned by Garth) could/will affect your network and the management point.

    You can manually initiate a policy refresh from the ConfigMgr control panel applet on the actions tab or using acouple of community spawned tools including the right-click tools and the Client Center.
    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Proposed as answer by Abhishek.Joshi Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Monday, December 7, 2009 9:57 AM
    Friday, December 4, 2009 7:18 PM

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  • if all configuration are ok then i would say its depend on b/w

    however you can monitor though client logs, policyevaluator.log, datatransferservice.log,CAS.log,contenttrasfer.log and execmgr.log


    Abhishek Joshi | Old blog :- http://blogcastrepository.com/blogs/abi/default.aspx | New Blog :- http://systemsmanagement.spaces.live.com/
    Friday, December 4, 2009 4:53 PM
  • If all setting are default then yes it would take an approximately 1 hour before the advert starts on all PCs. This can be reduce but this will increase your network traffic.


    http://www.enhansoft.com/
    Friday, December 4, 2009 7:09 PM
  • To elaborate a little more, there is a 60 minute policy refresh interval bu default. This policy refresh interval is the interval at which clients check in and receive any policy updates from the site. Note that nearly all ConfigMgr communication is client initiated. Once the new policies are downloaded, then clients begin to act upon them.

    Also note that this is an interval and the actual time that each client checks in is based upon that agent's start-up time.

    As Garth mentioned, you can certainly decrease the interval; the minumum typically recommended is 15 minutes. This all depends on a great many factors and (also as mentioned by Garth) could/will affect your network and the management point.

    You can manually initiate a policy refresh from the ConfigMgr control panel applet on the actions tab or using acouple of community spawned tools including the right-click tools and the Client Center.
    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Proposed as answer by Abhishek.Joshi Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Monday, December 7, 2009 9:57 AM
    Friday, December 4, 2009 7:18 PM
  • Thank you all for your answers, especially Jason for that elaborate description!!!
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:23 PM