7.2 Configuring the Device Refresh Schedule

The Device Refresh Schedule page determines how often devices contact a ZENworks Server to update policies, settings, and inventory scanning. By default, each refresh schedule occurs every two hours.

These settings apply to all devices in your ZENworks Management Zone unless it is changed on a device folder or individual device. To change refresh schedules for an individual device, click the Devices tab, locate and click the device's name, click the Settings tab, click Device Refresh Schedule, then click Override Settings. Click the icon for additional help.

The refresh interval is not reset until the device refresh is complete. For example, assume you set a refresh interval of 2 hours. The device's first refresh occurs at 6:00 p.m. and takes 13 seconds to complete. The second refresh will occur at 8:00:13 p.m. (2 hours after the refresh was completed at 6:00:13). If the second refresh takes 15 seconds to complete, the third refresh will occur at 10:00:28 p.m.

To configure the device refresh schedule for all devices in your ZENworks system:

  1. In the ZENworks Control Center, click the Configuration tab.

  2. Click Device Refresh Schedule.

  3. Specify the Days, Hours, and Minutes between device refreshes in your ZENworks system.

  4. Click OK.