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New-CMBaseline

Updated: September 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

New-CMBaseline

Creates a Configuration Manager baseline.

Syntax

Parameter Set: New
New-CMBaseline -Name <String> [-Category <String[]> ] [-Description <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The New-CMBaseline cmdlet creates a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager baseline. A baseline is a collection of configuration items that System Center 2012 Configuration Manager uses to evaluate whether a computer complies with software requirements. After you create a baseline, you can deploy it to a collection so that devices in that collection download the configuration baseline and assess compliance with it.

Parameters

-Category<String[]>

Specifies an array of categories to which the baseline configuration belongs. Valid values are:

-- Client
-- IT Infrastructure
-- Line of Business
-- Server


Aliases

LocalizedCategoryInstanceNames

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Description<String>

Specifies a description for the baseline.


Aliases

LocalizedDescription

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies a name for the configuration baseline.


Aliases

LocalizedDisplayName

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: Create a configuration baseline

This command creates a baseline for compliance named Accounting Department baseline. The command specifies a description for the baseline.


PS C:\> New-CMBaseline -Name "Accounting Department baseline" -Description "Compliance standards for Accounting computers."

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