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This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Publish-SilData', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.

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Initiates a point in time collection of all Software Inventory Logging data and forwards it, along with any accumulated historical data, to the aggregation server.


Publish-SilData [[-FileName] <String>] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]
Publish-SilData [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-UseCacheOnly] [<CommonParameters>]

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The Publish-SilData cmdlet initiates a point in time collection of all Software Inventory Logging data, and forwards the data over the network to an aggregation server. If
Software Inventory Logging was started by an administrator, daily collection and forwarding of the data to the aggregation server commences. In cases where Software
Inventory Logging does not receive an acknowledgement from the aggregation server that data forwarding was successful, the service stores that data locally and attempts to
forward both the previous and current data the next day. Administrators can also use this cmdlet to manually forward all historical Software Inventory Logging data that was
accumulated locally, if that data was not been successfully forwarded to the aggregation server for a period of one or more days. After Software Inventory Logging
successfully forwards the data, it deletes all historical data from the client server.

Use the Start-SilLogging cmdlet to start Software Inventory Logging.

Initiating Software Inventory Logging data collection uses server resources. To reduce resource consumption, filter the data by using the UseCacheOnly parameter to specify
that the cmdlet only forward the cached data and not initiate a point in time data collection.

Use the Set-SilLogging cmdlet with the TargetUri parameter to specify an aggregation server for daily collection.



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Example 1: Forward Software Inventory Logging data

PS C:\> Publish-SilData

This command initiates a point in time data collection of Software Inventory Logging data and forwards the data to an aggregation server.

Example 2: Publish existing stored data without first triggering a collection

PS C:\>Publish-SilData -UseCacheOnly

This command demonstrates the usage of –UseCacheOnly mode. The parameter UseCacheOnly indicates that the server can push or publish stored data to the aggregation server
without triggering a point in time collection of all Software Inventory Logging data.