What are the core Notification Server scheduled tasks, what do they do, and when do they run?

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Notification Server sets up a number of Scheduled Tasks that run at various times and intervals. What are the default core Notification Server tasks, what do they do and when do they run by default?

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Notification Server Core Scheduled Items:

GUID="{8BEC3177-A39C-49be-96A0-5279FB524B19}"
NAME = Solution Center Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Solution Center Configuration Settings
At 9:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003"


GUID="{e8136a00-759c-4471-addc-b1d9e58cb5bd}"
NAME = Internal Licensing Refresh Item
DESCRIPTION = This item refreshes any licensing status on a schedule
Every 30 minute(s) from 9:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003"  


GUID="{55B9206A-E324-4e52-955E-D3F86461E3F5}"
NAME = New Resource Collection Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Update in use collections when new resources have been created.
Every 5 minute(s) from 2:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{C1AA60E3-43CF-49b8-A7CB-8531B06BF871}"
NAME = Policy Changed Collection Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Update in use collections when one or more policies have been created or modified.
Every 5 minute(s) from 2:04 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{C0C5D1DD-93DD-437f-9ED1-28385C2F81E1}"
NAME = New Inventory Collection Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Update in use collections when new inventory has been received
Every 30 minute(s) from 2:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{7838FF56-A02B-465e-9C32-0307E32F0A47}"
NAME = Always Refresh Collection Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Update all in use collections
At 2:00:00 AM every 1 days, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{EA126D92-22A9-489b-A603-BD572EF5CCB8}"
NAME = Collection Delta Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = Update all in use collections using the delta update method
Every 5 minutes from 2:01 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{4AF92477-36C4-4b8b-861B-CA5DAE69520A}"
NAME = Machine Usage Generation
DESCRIPTION = This item generates machine usage inventory.
At 3:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{4C67E83E-0B8C-4e3f-9A53-00933C36F02B}"
NAME = Primary User Inventory Generation
DESCRIPTION = This item generates primary user inventory for Altiris Agent computers
At 4:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="4754FF9C-911B-4d67-9EB0-4D530FB456AB"
NAME = NS Log Archive Schedule
DESCRIPTION = This item archive NS logs to the NS Log event class table
At 5:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="6B2FBF7B-BB55-44ae-A9B5-495DAD295E5D"
NAME = NS Process Monitoring Schedule
DESCRIPTION = This item monitors the NS processes and log the current handle count and memory usage to the database.
Every 4 hour(s) from 4:30 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


<!-- Scheduled agent push -->
GUID="124D0571-4725-466c-8F43-998160D3CFF2"
NAME = Scheduled agent push to discovered machines item.
DESCRIPTION = This item pushes the agent to newly discovered machines on a schedule.
<sharedSchedule>8E6C708E-18BC-4EF9-ACEA-2DE826C4F3B9


<!-- Scheduled Inventory Summary Update -->
GUID="6D6D3A9B-A753-4299-90E9-4C8CA7E9004C"
NAME = Resource Inventory Summary Update
DESCRIPTION = This schedule will update the AeX AC Resource Inventory Summary class and record it against the computer that is this Notification Server
At 1:20 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


<!-- Scheduled NSMessage queue purge -->
GUID="C5F686D0-4405-4ad2-8C33-3B0A9C27742D"
NAME = Scheduled purge of the NS Message queue.
DESCRIPTION = This item ensures that the NS Message Queue is regularly purged
Every 12 hours from 6:00:00 AM for 24 hours every 1 days, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


<!-- Disabled schedule available for a user to run manually to purge inventory dupes -->
GUID="1CF19C43-B2A2-42c1-871A-DC5A83796BA8"
NAME = Purge Duplicate Inventory Rows
DESCRIPTION = This item is available to be activated manually, through a schedule, to run through the inventory tables and purge duplicates that may have occurred as a result of upgrade.
At 12:00:00 AM on Monday, 5 May 1980


<!-- A scheduled "sanity" check to make sure there are no blank resource names in the database -->
GUID="864F2421-E16F-4ced-B14A-06522A7AF4C3"
NAME = Refresh Computer Resource Names
DESCRIPTION = Attempts to ensure that a computer resource's name is the same across all locations in the database.
At 12:00:00 AM on Monday, 5 May 1980


<!-- Refreshes the resource update summary by going to the actual data tables and getting a row count per resource -->
GUID="EC66F590-D151-4dad-A59D-B4BCD181E2FF"
NAME = Refresh Resource Update Summary
DESCRIPTION = Regenerates the row counts for each resource and data class in the resource update summary.
At 12:00:00 AM on Monday, 5 May 1980


<!-- Schedule for refreshing the item hashs -->
<!-- Disabled for now as the item replication should handle fixing it up
GUID="12233BAE-FBD3-4703-A67D-CC0CD25BAB7A"
NAME = Scheduled refresh of item hashs for replicated items.
DESCRIPTION = This ensures that the item hashs are correct
At 3:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


<!-- Schedule for site update -->
GUID="{D4746861-1880-4CE9-8E19-35BD47A09ED9}"
NAME = Site update schedule
DESCRIPTION = This item updates the site data and refreshes the address to subnet cache
Every 30 minute(s) from 9:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


<!-- Schedule for Package Distribution Point Update -->
GUID="{29a2b641-222a-43b0-830c-a25c59e93fe4}"
NAME = Package Distribution Point Update Schedule
DESCRIPTION = This item will update the distribution points of packages that require updating
Every 10 minute(s) from 9:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003">


GUID="{8857CBE7-DFC0-45e8-A25D-C600F5838241}"
NAME = Scalability check schedule
DESCRIPTION = This policy checks to ensure NS settings are appropriate for the system environment
At 1:00 AM every Sun of every week, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="7FB7EA2E-3EEB-4f0e-A52A-15EE0775EACB"
NAME = Internal data consistency check
DESCRIPTION = Delete invalid item references and invalid data from the forwarding history summary table.
<sharedSchedule>8E6C708E-18BC-4EF9-ACEA-2DE826C4F3B9

<SHARED SCHEDULES>

GUID="{77B1616A-9CE7-415E-8BA5-7B789ECBE45F}
NAME = Business Hours
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Business Hours Schedule
Every 1 hour(s) from 8:10 AM for 9 hour(s) every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri of every week, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{8E6C708E-18BC-4EF9-ACEA-2DE826C4F3B9}"
NAME = Daily
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Daily Schedule
At 2:00 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{97829B6D-9541-42A3-9415-51E3234AE8A2}
NAME = Half-Hour
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Half-Hour Schedule
Every 30 minute(s) from 2:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{978E9B66-9541-42D3-9410-51E3A34AE6A2}
NAME = Hourly
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Hourly Schedule
Every 1 hour(s) from 2:00 AM for 24 hour(s) every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{449B48FF-CAD6-4B08-82DB-4E0E8D3D7706}"
NAME = Monthly
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Monthly Schedule
At 2:00 AM on day 1 of every month, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{AB7141ED-E03A-48E5-9051-A71B5912B7F2}
NAME = Weekly
DESCRIPTION = Notification Server Weekly Schedule
At 2:00 AM every Sun of every week, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003


GUID="{BD6BF880-BFAE-4DAD-B746-E8BE99F3B8A8}"
NAME = Package Refresh
DESCRIPTION = Package Refresh Schedule
At 3:30 AM every day, starting Wednesday, 1 January 2003