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How to Manage Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Updated: December 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use the information in this topic to help you manage configuration items in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

For information about how to create configuration items, see How to Create Windows Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager and How to Create Mobile Device Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager.

  • In the Assets and Compliance workspace, expand Compliance Settings, select Configuration Items, select the configuration item to manage, and then select a management task.

Use the following table for more information about the management tasks that might require some information before you select them.

 

Management task Details More information

Create Child Configuration Item

Opens the Create Child Configuration Item Wizard where you can create a child configuration item from the selected configuration item.

noteNote
You cannot create a child configuration item from a mobile device configuration item.

How to Create Child Configuration Items in Configuration Manager

Revision History

Opens the Configuration Item Revision History dialog box where you can view and manage previous revisions of the selected configuration item.

No additional information.

View XML Definition

Displays the XML definition file for the selected configuration item in a new window. This information can be useful when you want to author configuration data manually.

No additional information.

Export

Exports a configuration item in a cabinet (.cab) file format, providing that it was created at that site. You can then import it to the same or a different Configuration Manager site. Configuration data is converted to DCM Digest.

No additional information.

Copy

Creates a copy of the selected configuration item with a name you specify. The new configuration item does not retain any relationship to the original configuration item. This means that the duplicate configuration item does not continue to inherit configuration information from the original configuration item.

No additional information.

Delete

Opens the Delete Configuration Item dialog box where you can review any references to this configuration item.

ImportantImportant
You must remove all references to a configuration item before you can delete the configuration item.

No additional information.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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