How often does ARS rebuild its schema cache?
Does ARS automatically update it's schema cache when schema is updated in Active Directory?
ActiveRoles Server has two types of schema cache:
Server-side schema cache. The shema information is stored in SQL database in the tblSchema table.
ARS service uses its own internal heuristics to rebuild this schema cache.
Schema cache is always updated on the following events:
Client-side schema cache. The schema information is stored in a local file on the client machine.
When connecting to ARS service with any ARS client, such as MMC Console or ADSI Provider (via ARS Web Interface or custom script), ARS compares the schema version stored on the client to the schema version recieved from the server.
If the versions do not match or client schema files are missing, ARS client reloads the schema from ARS service.