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Data Collection Properties (General Tab)

Use this page to configure settings for the management data warehouse and specify where collected data should be stored before it is uploaded to the data warehouse.

Enable Data Collection

Select to enable data collection. This has the same effect as running the sp_syscollector_enable_collector stored procedure. Clearing this check box disables data collection and has the same effect as running the sp_syscollector_disable_collector stored procedure.

Server

Displays the name of the server that will host the management data warehouse. For more information, see Configure Management Data Warehouse Wizard F1 Help.

Database name

Displays the name of the relational database that is used for the management data warehouse. For more information, see Configure Management Data Warehouse Wizard F1 Help.

Authentication

Specify the type of authentication that is used to connect to the management data warehouse.

NoteNote

Windows Authentication is the only option for this release of the data collector.

User

Inactive for this release of the data collector.

Password

Inactive for this release of the data collector.

Test Connection

Test the connection to the specified Server using information provided when data collection is configured. For more information, see Configure Management Data Warehouse Wizard F1 Help.

Cache directory

Specifies the directory where collected data is stored on the system collecting the data before it is uploaded to the management data warehouse. If Cache directory is not specified, the data collector attempts to locate the %TEMP% and %TMP% environment variables and use one these locations as the default location for temporary storage. If these environment variables are not configured, an error occurs and you are prompted to create a cache directory.

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