The first time a client connects to the Client Management server, it will be automatically registered. Registration is the process by which an unknown client is registered in the Client Management server. Generally, registration occurs automatically when an unknown client connects to the Client Management server for the first time.
For a client to connect to the Client Management server, you must first configure the client's Enterprise Agent, which communicates with the Client Management server. For information about configuring the Enterprise Agent, see Managing with a Client Management server
Depending on your server settings, when a client registers a default inventory collection task is created for the client. The Client Management server submits this task to the Enterprise Agent as the first task. The default inventory collection task is run first because subsequent tasks might rely on inventory data. When the initial inventory scan is complete, the client returns the inventory data and the data is added to the Client Management server database.
For a default inventory collection to be sent to the client, the inventory type value for the DefaultInventoryType server setting must be set to a value other than NONE. DefaultInventoryType defines the type of inventory collected with this task. For information about valid inventory types, see "Configuring the Client Management Server" in the Using Expeditor Server section of the Lotus® Expeditor 6.2 Information Center.
Parent topic: Configuring the Enterprise Management Agent: XPD621