Active Directory Delta Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007 R3 enhances the discovery capabilities of the product by discovering only new or changed resources in Active Directory instead of performing a full discovery cycle. The interval by which Delta Discovery searches for new resources can be configured by the user to be a short interval, because only discovering new resources does not affect the performance of the site server as much as discovering a full cycle. Delta Discovery can detect the following new resource types:

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

Delta Discovery does not replace other Configuration Manager 2007 discovery methods. Because it finds only new or modified resources in Active Directory, it must be used together with a discovery method that performs a full synchronization with Active Directory.

Delta Discovery has the following limitations:

By default, Delta Discovery is not enabled in Configuration Manager 2007 R3. When it is enabled, by default, it will run every 5 minutes. For information about how to configure Delta Discovery, see How to Configure Active Directory Delta Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

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