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How to Use the Non-Compliance Severity Level

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The non-compliance severity level in Configuration Manager 2007 produces Windows application event messages on non-compliant client computers and sends non-compliance information to the Configuration Manager site in status messages.

You can use these status messages in Configuration Manager 2007 to filter on non-compliance results using the following procedures.

To use the non-compliance severity level in Configuration Manager 2007

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management and use the Choose Minimum Severity drop-down list. For example, to see all configuration baselines that are defined, select Information - no Windows event messages. To see configuration baselines that have reported a non-compliance evaluation of Information or Warning, but not Critical, select Warning.

  2. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports and right-click the report Summary compliance by configuration item. In the Report Information page, you can filter the results of the report by specifying Minimum Severity before clicking Display.

  3. Define a query to automatically populate a collection for software distribution with client computers reporting a non-compliant status for an application configuration item. You can refine the query by defining the minimum severity level so that, for example, only non-compliant client computers that report a minimum severity level of Error are sent the software distribution through a mandatory advertisement.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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