In Today’s tutorial, we learn about the discovery methods in System center configuration manager.

We have below discovery methods in System Center Configuration Manager.
– Active Directory Forest Discovery
– Active Directory Group Discovery
– Active Directory System Discovery
– Active Directory User Discovery
– Heartbeat Discovery
– Network Discovery

Active Directory Forest Discovery

By enabling Active Directory Forest Discovery, we can find resources from AD forests. When you configure the forests to discover AD sites and subnets, configuration manager can automatically create boundaries from this information.

Active Directory Group Discovery
By enabling Active Directory Group Discovery, we can discover the resources using AD group membership of computers and users.

Active Directory System Discovery
By enabling Active Directory System Discovery, we can find the computers in Active Directory Domain Services.

Active Directory User Discovery
By enabling Active Directory User Discovery, we can find the user accounts in AD domain Services.

Heartbeat Discovery
By configuring these settings, we can configure interval for configuration manager clients to periodically send a discovery data record to the site.

Network Discovery
By configuring these settings, we can configure settings and polling intervals to discover resources on the network like subnets, SNMP-enabled.

We can enable all these discovery methods by following below steps.
Login to Configuration manager console, Administration, expand hierarchy configuration and click on discovery methods, in results pane you will find all the discovery methods as below. To enable go to properties of each discovery methods.DiscoveryMethods
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