Configuration Items


You can use Device Manager 2011 configuration items to configure devices. A configuration item is a device setting that you change when you configure the device. You can create new configuration items by using the New Configuration Item Wizard in the Configuration Manager console.

Configuration items are grouped into configuration item types based on the type of device configuration settings that they represent. Supported device types are thin client, point of service (POS), digital signage, and kiosk. You can change one or more configuration items within a configuration item type.

The following is a list of configuration item types in the Configuration Manager console:

  • Internet Explorer settings
  • Password Settings
  • RDP Connection Settings
  • Registry Settings
  • VPN Settings
  • WiFi Settings

Each configuration item type contains sub-types. The following table shows configuration item types and the sub-types for each of these types.

Configuration item type Configuration item sub-type

Internet Explorer settings

Favorite name

Favorite URL

Favorite folder

Intranet site

Trusted site

Home page

Dev Tools (Internet Explorer 8)

Block pop-up windows

Password Settings

Minimum password length (digits)

Invalid logon attempts

Password inactivity time (minutes)

Enforce password history

Maximum passwords remembered

RDP Connection Settings

File path

Host name

Port number


User name

Connect to console

Registry Settings

Registry key

Value name

Data type


You cannot set a registry key whose path falls under the HKCU root node.

VPN Settings


Host name


WiFi Settings

Network name (SSID)

Authentication type

Encryption type

EAP type

Connection mode

The wireless network key is automatically set on the device when you configure the device to use wireless network, although there is no indication of this on the WiFi page in the New Configuration Item Wizard.

Creating a Configuration Item

Information about how to create a configuration item.

Updating the Properties of a Configuration Item

Information about how to update the properties of a configuration item.

Importing a Configuration Item

Information about how to import a configuration item.

Exporting a Configuration Item

Information about how to export a configuration item.

Deleting a Configuration Item

Information about how to delete a configuration item.

Configuration Item XML Files

Information about XML files created using the Export command. Information includes examples and definitions of items in the XML file.