Purpose of "NS.Refresh Resource Update Summary" scheduled task

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Article ID: 150475

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Products

IT Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

Question:
What is the purpose of NS.Refresh Resource Update Summary.{ec66f590-d151-4dad-a59d-b4bcd181e2ff}scheduled task? It was suggested to run in the past to fix issues with the ResourceUpdateSummary table but we don’t see that it is called by a task nor it has a reoccurring schedule.

Environment

ITMS 8.5, 8.6

Resolution

Response:
The purpose of ”NS.Refresh Resource Update Summary.{ec66f590-d151-4dad-a59d-b4bcd181e2ff}” task is to fix possible inconsistencies in data classes which may occur as some solutions (e.g. DS or AD Import) or custom customer’s code than instead of using SMP API they go and modify SQL tables directly. Also inconsistencies might happen due to product defects and/or crashes of our modules.

Why this task is not scheduled by default on a regular basis perhaps years ago this task was heavyweight and impacted the NS performance.