Topic last updated—June 2008

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

Client computers in a Configuration Manager 2007 site request policy on a regular interval, which is by default, every hour. The client pulse feature in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 client status reporting collects and analyzes the log files for policy requests and reports this analysis to the site database. Pulse information is collected from Configuration Manager 2007 management points, which means that client problems do not prevent this data from being collected.

Before using client pulse, you should ensure that policy requests are logged by Configuration Manager 2007 management points and are available to client status reporting. For details about how to enable policy request logging and make these log files available to client status reporting, see How to Configure Policy Request Logging on Management Points and How to Ensure Availability of Policy Request Log Files.

Use the following procedure to enable and configure client pulse for Configuration Manager 2007 R2 client status reporting.

To enable and configure client pulse

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

    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 pulse settings, enable Collect policy request information from management points.

  3. Click the Schedule button to open the Task Schedule dialog box, specify how often client pulse will run, and then click OK.

  4. Click Apply to save any changes.

  5. If required, click Run now to start client pulse immediately.

  6. Click OK to close the Configuration Manager 2007 Client Status Reporting dialog box.

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