To discover possible Configuration Manager 2007 client systems, you must determine which discovery methods you will enable for your Configuration Manager 2007 sites. You can choose different combinations of discovery methods to locate resources. The discovery method you use determines the type of resources discovered and which Configuration Manager 2007 services and agents are used in the discovery process. A computer does not automatically become a Configuration Manager 2007 client through discovery. Depending on how you plan to use Configuration Manager 2007, you can choose to perform discovery without performing installation, or vice versa.

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