How to automate Filter membership updates?


Article ID: 179637


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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)




Since early in the NS6 product, collections that are not assigned to enabled policies do not update the membership through the normal collection update schedules.  This same functionality / behavior exists in SMP7 (NS7) relative to task membership updating.  This behavior is the product working as designed and exists to protect the Notification Servers from spending time and CPU cycles updating collection / filter memberships that generally are not being used.


In some cases, and these are showing up a little more in SMP7 (NS7), there are filters that are not assigned to enabled policies that are used by solutions or reports and these are not being updated.



Is there a way around this situation?


Create and schedule a task to update filter membership:


  1. Go to Manage > Jobs and Tasks
  2. Click "Create a new job or task“
  3. Select "Update filter Membership" from teh Notification Server section

  1. Give the task a unique name
  2. For the option "Update filters," click "None selected"
  3. Select all the filters you want to force an update to
  4. Click OK
  5. Check the box to "Force filter update"
  6. Click OK
  7. Click "New Schedule"
  8. Select an existing shared schedule or create a new one
  9. Click Schedule