What is the Bindview Support Service used for?

Article:TECH114296  |  Created: 2008-01-03  |  Updated: 2008-01-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH114296
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The BindView Support Service is automatically installed on every computer where you install an Enterprise Configuration Service and a Query Engine service. The Support Service is also installed on any computer where you stop a process using the bv-Config utility.

Domain controllers authenticate user logons. Domain controllers do not report logon attempts to each other. Therefore, the Domain Controllers do not maintain a record of all user logon attempts. The Query Engine does not have a primary source in each domain from which to gather last logon information.

If you have last logon caching turned on and you run a last logon report, Query Engines retain previous last logon data, and only report changes from the previous Master Query Engine update. This can significantly decrease the time it takes to report last logon information. Therefore, it is best to install a Support Service on every BDC and PDC that authenticates users.

If you intend to run last logon reporting, you should manually install the BindView Support Service on every Domain Controller that you want to authenticate user logons.

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