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SMS- how to force updates to collections?

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I manage an SMS server that is part of a corporate heirarchy.  I was building some collecxtions recently based on subnet and noticed a number of users computers did not show up?  I thought they had SMS set to do logon discovery, but if so why the missing machines?  Is there a way I can force SMS to go out, query my network and  add the systems that are not currently in SMS?  Also, how woud people be possibly blocking SMS from installing / running on their systems?
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What version of SMS?

If you're using 2003, than:
Right Click your Collection
Select Properties
Select Membership Rules {Tab}
Check Update this collection on a schedule
Click Schedule
Configure the Schedule.

The way SMS works is, from my limited understanding, is when the SMS Client is configured, you configure the Client Agents to send back information to the SMS Primary Database.  Your collections, queries etc.. basically are against the SMS Database, not the SMS Clients.  So as long as the Clients are sending info back to the SMS DB than your collections and queries should be up to date.

Users shouldn't be able to block SMS installing however make sure you've configured your Client Push Installation correctly, this is usually the main reason it will fail.  You may want to look at your Client Push Installation accounts and ensure that they've got rights on the local machines.

Hope that helps.

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I am using SMS 2.0.  how do I configure the Client Push Installations?
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Unfortuantely SMS 2.0 doesn't have a Client Push like SMS 2003, however the following articles may help

myitforum - One of the Best if not the Best SMS Information/Tools Sites
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/1/view.asp?id=2095

Client Sweep
Client Sweep attempts to automatically reinstall SMS clients that are experiencing problems. Client Sweep also summarizes outstanding Client Configuration Requests (CCR) from your site server’s ccrretry.box, providing a single report of problem clients to troubleshoot.
http://extendedtools.com/utilities/download.htm

Hope that helps.

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