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Step-by-Step Sample Configuration Items for Desired Configuration Management

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

Use the procedures in these sample configuration items for Configuration Manager 2007 desired configuration management to help you create simple but useful configuration items for everyday maintenance tasks.

Once created, you can add them to configuration baselines, or use them as building blocks for more complex configuration items. For more information, see Tasks for Desired Configuration Management.

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If you have created similar configuration items that you would like to see added to this section, e-mail SMSDocs@Microsoft.com.

To complete the procedures, the following requirements must be met:

  • You are running a functioning Configuration Manager 2007 site with a default management point.

  • You are logged in with a Windows user account that is a member of the SMS Admins local group on the site server, and this user account has sufficient class security rights to create and modify configuration items. An example of a Windows user account with sufficient rights is the account that was used to install the Configuration Manager 2007 site.

  • The desired configuration management client agent is enabled on the Configuration Manager 2007 site. For more information, see How to Enable or Disable the Desired Configuration Management Client Agent.

Click any link in the following section for step-by-step procedures to create sample configuration items using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

Sample Configuration Item: Check for the Presence of the File Skpswi.dat Using Desired Configuration Management
Creates a general configuration item that checks for the presence of the hidden file Skpswi.dat.

This file is used to exclude drives from Configuration Manager 2007 software inventory. Use this configuration item to monitor that only authorized computers have this file.

Sample Configuration Item: Check that the Windows Firewall is Enabled Using Desired Configuration Management
Creates a general configuration item that checks that the Windows firewall is enabled.

Sample Configuration Item: Check for the Presence of the Client Installation Properties Registry Key Using Desired Configuration Management
Creates a general configuration item that checks if the client installation properties registry key is present on client computers.

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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