Some settings I would recommend for BOTH clients and servers. Let’s start there.
All endpoints, except for the root server and top level relays should have the following setting:
This used to be the default setting, but it was changed in later versions. I highly recommend setting it back to 1.
The following should ALWAYS be used in a
clientsettings.cfg file in all cases:
This tells the client to be much more aggressive on its very first run through when it is first installed. This will be set back to 0 immediately after it finishes a first pass. This GREATLY increases the speed of initial provisioning of the client.
All endpoints should be set to retain at least 30 days worth of client logs:
This will have minimal impact on the endpoint and will greatly help with troubleshooting and reporting.
This is a good idea to reduce the load on your relays and root server ingestion, but is otherwise optional:
This will reduce the frequency of reporting by the endpoint to its relay and beyond.
All endpoints should have the utility cache set to at least 500 mb:
All endpoints should have the download cache set to at least 2000mb:
If you install a very large amount of software with BigFix, then I would make this even higher. 10GB or so makes sense on systems with a lot of free space.