SCCM 2007 – Change Collection Refresh Rate

This is an application I developed long time ago to see and to change the collection refresh rate on many collections at the time in Configuration Manager 2007.


The application can take a long time to load if you have many collections. It has a statusbar on the right side that will be filled in blue when the application is done loading your collections. When done loading, you can see the refresh rate on every collection.

To change the refresh rate on one or more collections do the following:

  1. Check the collection boxes, in the left window, that you want to change the refresh rate on.
  2. Fill in a value in the “Refresh Rate” textbox and choose day, hour or minute.
  3. Click “Update”.

Feel free to try it out!

Download Link: ConfigMgrChangeCollectionRefreshRate

7 Responses to SCCM 2007 – Change Collection Refresh Rate

  1. Tino July 14, 2013 at 09:13 #

    Hi Jonathan,

    Great tool!!

    I’ve tested this in our testenvironment and it works perfectly. But when I wanted to use this in our production environment I get an error during the Load Collection process. The error I’m getting is “failed. Error: Not found , poperty = DaySpan

    After it has thrown the error all collections are displayed but the collection I want to edit aren’t insn’t being displayed unfortunately. So there must be something wrong in my collection but I can’t figure out what it is. The collection has about 900 sub collections which I want to edit.

    Are you able to assist with this issue?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Jonathan July 15, 2013 at 14:03 #

      Hi Tino,

      Nice to hear that you have use for the tool.

      I have not heard of that problem before so I would love to take a look at it and see if I can solve it. I will try to regenerate the problem at me lab environment so if you could send me some more information on how that collection is configured I would appreciate it.

      If you don’t want to post it at the blog you can also drop me an email at: jonathan (at) systemcenterme (dot) com

      Regards, Jonathan

  2. Tino July 16, 2013 at 09:18 #

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for your reply!

    Ik can give you the following information.

    In the collection root we have created a collection and under that collection we have created a subcollection which consists out of approximately 900 collections. Those collections have a refresh rate of 15 minutes which we want to edit.

    Collections —> desktops —> software —-> 900 collections

    I hope this information is sufficient, if you need more information please let me know.


    • Jonathan July 22, 2013 at 21:45 #

      Hi Tino,

      I did a test today and generated the same structure as you have. I added 1000 Collections but did not have the same problem as you have. I will try to make a new build of the tool with some better error handling and get back to you as soon as I have time to finish the build.

      Regards, Jonathan

  3. Tino July 23, 2013 at 12:24 #

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for the work you have done so far.

    1 thing i would like to add is that we have a few collections that have a very long name, could this be an issue?

    I will be looking forward new build 🙂


  4. Ken February 27, 2015 at 23:12 #

    Jonathan, this is exactly what I’m looking for, but for SCCM 2012. Do you know if this will work with 2012 or do you have an updated copy that will.

    I did try it and it doesn’t appear to pull in any collections.

    Thanks, Ken.

    • Jonathan March 16, 2015 at 18:10 #

      Hi Ken,

      As you already noticed it doesn’t work for SCCM 2012.
      I will see if I get time to update it one day but at the moment I don’t have any updated version.


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