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Configure Maintenance Tasks for Configuration Manager Sites


Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

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.

To configure maintenance tasks for Configuration Manager

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Configuration, and click Sites.

  3. Select the site that contains the maintenance task that you want to configure.

  4. On the Home tab, in the Settings group, click Site Maintenance, and then select the maintenance task you want to configure.


    Only the tasks available at the selected site are displayed.

  5. To configure the task, click Edit, ensure the Enable this task check box is selected, and configure a schedule for when the task runs. If the task also deletes aged data, configure the age of data that will be deleted from the database when the task runs. Click OK to close the task Properties.


    For Delete Aged Status Messages, you configure the age of data to delete when you configure status filter rules.

  6. To enable or disable the task without editing the task properties, click the Enable or Disable button. The button label changes depending on the current configuration of the task.

  7. When you are finished configuring the maintenance tasks, click OK to complete the procedure.