System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and hierarchies require regular maintenance and monitoring to provide services effectively and continuously. Regular maintenance ensures that the hardware, software, and the Configuration Manager database continue to function correctly and efficiently.
Each Configuration Manager site supports maintenance tasks that help maintain the operational efficiency of the Configuration Manager database. By default, several maintenance tasks are enabled in each site, and all tasks support independent schedules. Maintenance tasks are configured individually for each site and apply to the database at that site; however, some tasks, such as Delete Aged Discovery Data, affect the information available in all sites in a hierarchy.
For more information about planning for site maintenance, see the Planning for Maintenance Tasks for Configuration Manager section in the Planning for Site Operations in Configuration Manager topic.
Use the following procedure to help you configure the common settings of maintenance tasks.