Topic last updated—June 2008

Note
The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Client status reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 performs five checks to determine the status of client computers in your site.

Heartbeat discovery

Determines whether the client computer has sent a heartbeat discovery record to the site database.

Software inventory

Determines whether the client computer has sent a software inventory record to the site database.

Hardware inventory

Determines whether the client computer has sent a hardware inventory record to the site database.

Status messages

Determines whether the client computer has sent status messages to the site database.

Policy requests

Determines whether the client computer has requested policy from the Configuration Manager 2007 site.

For each of these checks, you can configure a client status reporting period specifying the time period in which a client computer must have reported data to be considered active.

Note
As a minimum, set each reporting period to twice the interval at which the selected feature runs. For example, if you have configured the heartbeat discovery interval on your site to 7 days, you should configure the heartbeat discovery reporting period to 14 days.

Use the following procedure to configure client status reporting periods for client computers in your Configuration Manager 2007 site.

To configure reporting periods for client status reporting

  1. From the Windows Start menu on the client status reporting host system, navigate to Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Client Status Reporting, click Configure Client Status Reporting, and then click the Options tab.

    Important
    To configure client status reporting, you must open the Client Status Reporting dialog box using a Windows user account with administrator privileges on the client status reporting host system. On Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 computers, right-click Configure Client Status Reporting in the Windows start menu, then click Run as administrator.
  2. Under Client activity periods, use the drop-down menus to select the client status reporting period in days, for each of the five client status reporting checks.

    Note
    The default reporting period is 7 days.
  3. Click OK.

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