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Desired Configuration Management Administrator Workflows

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 following administrator workflows when using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007 with imported best practices configuration data from Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Packs.

Configuration Packs from Microsoft and other software vendors and solution providers can be downloaded from the Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Packs Web page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71837).

Click any link in the following section for more information about the available administrator workflows that provide a recommended path to using Configuration Packs with Configuration Manager 2007.

noteNote
More information for each step of the workflows can be found in the corresponding administrator checklist. See Desired Configuration Management Checklists.

In This Section

Administrator Workflow: Using a Configuration Baseline from a Configuration Pack
Provides a dataflow for a recommended path to compare the configuration of computers on your network with a configuration baseline from a Configuration Pack.

Administrator Workflow: Creating a Configuration Baseline with Configuration Items from a Configuration Pack
Provides a dataflow for a recommended path to creating a configuration baseline using configuration items from a Configuration Pack.

Administrator Workflow: Refining a Configuration Baseline from a Configuration Pack by Adding Configuration Items
Provides a dataflow for a recommended path to refining a configuration baseline from a Configuration Pack, by adding new configurations to include in the compliance assessment.

Administrator Workflow: Refining a Configuration Baseline from a Configuration Pack by Modifying Configuration Items
Provides a dataflow for a recommended path to refining a configuration baseline from a Configuration Pack, by adding new properties to the specified configuration items.

Administrator Workflow: Refining a Configuration Baseline from a Configuration Pack by Modifying the Configuration Baseline Rules
Provides a dataflow for a recommended path to refining a configuration baseline from a Configuration Pack, by modifying the configuration baseline rules.

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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