3.0 Configuring Data Synchronization Schedules

The ZENworks® Endpoint Security Management system requires synchronization of data (policies, reports, alerts, directory service data, and so forth) among its various components. The system provides a default schedule for the synchronization of the various data types. If the default schedule is not meeting your needs, you can modify the schedule.

If necessary, you can initiate a synchronization of report, alert, and policy data. For information, see Section 4.0, Forcing Data Synchronization.

To configure the synchronization schedules:

  1. In the Management Console, click the Tools menu, then click Configuration to display the Configuration dialog box.

  2. Click Infrastructure and Scheduling.

  3. Change the following synchronization schedules as desired. All schedules are in minutes, with the exception of the alert data schedule, which is in days.

    • Distribution Service: Sets the synchronization schedule with the Policy Distribution Service.

    • Policy Data and Activity: Sets the synchronization schedule with policy updates.

    • Management Data: Sets the policy synchronization with the Management Service.

    • Enterprise Structure: Sets the synchronization schedule with the directory service (eDirectory™ or Active Directory). Changes in the enterprise directory service are monitored so that corresponding changes in user-policy assignments are detected and sent to the Policy Distribution Service for Client authentication.

    • Client Reporting: Sets the frequency that the Management Service checks for and downloads reporting data from the Policy Distribution Service.

    • Keep Alert Data for x Days: Configures alerts based on a snapshot of data reported by the endpoints. To optimize performance, and to ensure that alerts are relevant to recent activity, you can set the storage threshold based on a number of days.

  4. Click OK.