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Import-CMConfigurationItem

Updated: September 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Import-CMConfigurationItem

Imports Configuration Manager configuration items.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ImportByFileName
Import-CMConfigurationItem -FileName <String[]> [-DuplicateWhileImporting] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Import-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet imports Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager configuration items from one or more cabinet files. The files that you import must conform to the Service Modeling Language (SML) schema and can contain information about configuration data from one of the following sources:
-- Best practices from a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Configuration Pack.
-- Configuration data that you have externally authored and packaged into a cabinet (.cab) file.
-- Configuration data exported from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Configuration items contain one or more settings, along with compliance rules. Items usually define a unit of configuration you want to monitor.

Parameters

-DuplicateWhileImporting

Indicates that Configuration Manager imports configuration items that exist in Configuration Manager as duplicate configuration items.

Use this parameter to create a configuration item when you want an exact copy of an configuration item that you import to use as your starting point, but you want to modify it to create an independent configuration item from the original.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-FileName<String[]>

Specifies an array of names of cabinet (cab) files.


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: Import configuration items

This command imports configuration items from the files 7389_OSCI.cab and 7452OS_1.cab.


PS C:\> Import-CMConfigurationItem -FileName "\\atc-dist-01\Public\CM\AdminUITeam\CIData\7389_OSCI.cab","\\atc-dist-01\Public\CM\AdminUITeam\CIData\7452OS_1.cab"

Example 2: Import configuration items and create duplicate configuration items

This command imports configuration items from the files 7389_OSCI.cab and 7452OS_1.cab. The DuplicateWhileImporting parameter indicates that imports configuration items that exist in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as duplicate configuration items.


PS C:\> Import-CMConfigurationItem -FileName "\\Contoso01\Public\CM\7389_OSCI.cab","\\ Contoso01\Public\CM\7452OS_1.cab" -DuplicateWhileImporting

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