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Planning 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

The Configuration Manager 2007 desired configuration management feature is highly flexible and modular in providing a number of different ways for you to assess the compliance of computers using configuration baselines and configuration items. Planning for desired configuration management will help you identify the tasks you need to accomplish to meet your business requirements.

Click any link in the following section for planning information about using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

Best Practices for Desired Configuration Management
Provides best practice information about implementing desired configuration management.

Preparing the Site for Desired Configuration Management
Provides information about the dependencies and configuration required to run desired configuration management.

Determine If You Need to Import Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to import configuration data.

Determine If You Need To Create Duplicate Configuration Baselines or Duplicate Configuration Items for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to create duplication configuration baselines or duplicate configuration items.

Determine If You Need to Create Child Configuration Items for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to create child configuration items.

Determine If You Need to Create Configuration Baselines for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to create configuration baselines.

Determine If You Need to Create Configuration Items for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to create configuration items.

Choose the Configuration Item Type to Create for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide which configuration item type you need for desired configuration management.

Determine If You Need To Author Configuration Data Outside the Configuration Manager Console for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to create configuration data externally to Configuration Manager.

Determine If You Need to Export Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management
Helps you decide if you need to export configuration data.

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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