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SolutionBase: Performing common administrative tasks with SMS 2003

Create a schedule to automatically update the contents of this collection

If you don't provide any membership rules, your collection will remain empty until you do so. This screen has two primary sections: the membership rules section and the scheduling section. The scheduling part is pretty self-explanatory. It creates a schedule. "A schedule for what", you may ask? The schedule you create dictates how often the collection will be updated.

The whole purpose of a collection is to make administration easier and, by providing the ability to schedule automatic updates of collection membership based on specific criteria (the membership rules), that's one less thing you need to worry about as you add and remove systems to and from the network. To set up your own schedule, click the Schedule button, which gives you the screen shown above. I'm not going to go into more detail about the schedule since the process is pretty self-explanatory.