How Policy Works in System Center Configuration Manager?
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Here we will discuss how policy works in config manager.
Log files process
1) Smsprov.log – Records WMI provider access to the site database.
2) Smsdbmon.log – Records database changes and Policypv.log – Records updates to the client policies to reflect changes to client settings or advertisements.
3) Ccmexec.log – Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service.
4) PolicyAgent.log – Requests policies by using the Data Transfer service.
5) MP_GetPolicy.log – Records policy information.
6) MP_Policy.log – Records policy communication.
7) PolicyEvaluator.log – Records new policy settings.
8) PolicyAgentProvider.log – Records policy changes.
|SCCM Administrator creates new instruction for client machines from SCCM console.||Administrator changes the Hardware inventory settings from 7 days to 3 days in SCCM console under administration node in Client settings property.|
|Policy created and stored in SCCM database via SMS provider.||Changes are created and stored in SCCM database.|
|All clients systems requests new policy from management point every hour by default
Note: We have an option to increase or decrease the policy pulling cycle.
|Client agent will request new policy every hour or depends on policy pulling settings.|
|Policy requested from Management point.||Client requested new policy from management point to modify same in client CCM provider namespace.|
|Management point queries database for new policy from SCCM database||Management point takes the client machine request and queries the new updated policy from SCCM Database.|
|Any new policy returned from SCCM database to management point.||If any policy modified for that machine then returned same policy to management point.|
|Any new policy returned from management point to client machines.||Same new or modified policy will be routed to client machine.|
|Policy received and processed by client.||Client will download the policy and updated same in CCM provider namespace then finally process the policy changes.|
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