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Export-CMConfigurationItem

Updated: February 7, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Export-CMConfigurationItem

Saves a Configuration Manager configuration item to a file.

Syntax

Parameter Set: SearchByNameMandatory
Export-CMConfigurationItem -Name <String[]> -Path <String> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SearchByIdMandatory
Export-CMConfigurationItem -Id <String[]> -Path <String> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SearchByValueMandatory
Export-CMConfigurationItem -InputObject <IResultObject> -Path <String> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Export-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet saves a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager configuration item to a specified .cab file. You can specify items by ID, name, or by use of the Get-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet.

Configuration items contain one or more settings, along with compliance rules. Items usually define a unit of configuration you want to. For more information about configuration items, see Introduction to Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=211014) on TechNet.

Parameters

-Id<String[]>

Specifies an array of identifiers for one or more configuration items. You can use a comma separated list.


Aliases

CIId

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<IResultObject>

Specifies a configuration item object. To obtain a configuration item object, you can use the Get-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies an array of names of configuration items. You can use a comma separated list.


Aliases

LocalizedDisplayName

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String>

Specifies full file path for an export file.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1: Export an item using an ID

This command exports a configuration item with the specified identifier to the specified file.


PS C:\> Export-CMConfigurationItem -Id "16777568" -Path "C:\Exports\CI16777568.cab"

Example 2: Export an item using a name

This command exports a configuration item named ConfigItem76 to the specified file.


PS C:\> Export-CMConfigurationItem -Name "ConfigItem76" -Path "C:\Exports\CIConfigItem76.cab"

Example 3: Export an item using a variable

The first command gets a configuration item with the specified identifier and stores it in the $CIObj variable.

The second command exports the item in the $CIObj variable.


PS C:\> $CIObj=Get-CMConfigurationItem -Id "16777568"
PS C:\> Export-CMConfigurationItem -InputObject $CIObj -Path "C:\Exports\CI16777568.cab"

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