Discovery is a background task that collects information and stores it in the ControlPoint Services (xcAdmin) database cache for use in ControlPoint data analysis and reporting.
As part of the initial configuration of ControlPoint Online, the nightly Full Discovery tasks is created in Windows Task Scheduler on the server where ControlPoint Online is installed.
If the ControlPoint Discovery Service is not configured, the nightly Discovery job is disabled by default, as are operations and parameters that rely on cached data collected by Discovery.
You can activate the Nightly Full Discovery task and change the default start time and/or frequency via the Schedule Monitor Windows Jobs view.
NOTE: If the ControlPoint Application Administrator configures the ControlPoint Discovery Service, these Discovery-dependent operations and parameters will be enabled automatically.
The ControlPoint Discovery Service is an alternative to the (default) ControlPoint FullDiscovery job, which runs as a Windows scheduled task. The ControlPoint Discovery Service runs as a Windows Service, and is especially suited to very large SharePoint environments as Discovery run time can be significantly reduced.
The ControlPoint Discovery Service can be configured at the time ControlPoint is installed or upgraded, or at any time when the Configuration Wizard is launched. See Configuring ControlPoint Services for details.
Before ControlPoint Discovery Service is run, make sure the Windows FullDiscoveryJob is disabled, via either:
· ControlPoint Schedule Monitor
·the Windows Task Scheduler.
NOTE: This job is disabled by default when the Discovery Service is installed.