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Deploy Configuration Baseline activity for Configuration Manager Integration Pack

CFreemanwa|Last Updated: 3/17/2017

Applies To: System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The objective of this activity is to assign a configuration baseline to a collection. It requires a pre-existing baseline as well as a collection to which the baseline will be assigned.

The activity publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity.

Deploy Configuration Baseline required properties

ElementDescriptionValid Values
Deployment NameThe desired name for the new deployment that will be shown in the Configuration Manager console
BaselinePerforms a WMI query against Configuration Manager and returns the baseline information
Baseline Value TypeThe type of baseline valueID or Name
CollectionPerforms a WMI query against Configuration Manager and returns the collection information
Collection Value TypeThe type of collection valueID or Name
Remediate non-compliant rules when supportedEnables the remediation of non-compliant rulesTrue or False
Allow Remediation outside of Maintenance WindowsEnables the remediation of non-compliant rules outside of the maintenance windowTrue or False

Schedule Tab properties

  • Start: Defines a date and timestamp and how the time values are interpreted. Options are:

    • Client Local Time (default): the times specified represent the local time on the client
    • UTC: The times specified are UTC times.
  • Recurrence Pattern: Determines how often the configuration baseline should be deployed. Options are:

    • None (default): The configuration baseline is deployed only once, at the date and time specified in Start.
    • Weekly: The configuration baseline is deployed on the specified day of the week at the interval of the specified number of weeks.
    • Monthly: The configuration baseline is deployed at the interval of the specified number of months on:

      • Day: the specified day of the month.
      • The Last Day of the Month
      • The specified occurrence of the specified day of the week within the month.
      • Custom Interval: The configuration baseline is deployed at the interval of the specified number of minutes, hours, or days.

Alerts Tab properties

  • Generate Alerts: True or False (Default = False) When set to True, an alert definition will be created for the configuration baseline deployment according to the settings below. When set to False, alert settings in this group are ignored.
  • When Compliance % Below: When compliance with this configuration baseline is below this percentage, an alert will be generated in Configuration Manager. Valid values: 1 - 99
  • After Date and Time: Alerts will be generated only after this period of time has elapsed from the configuration baseline’s deployment.
  • Also Generate a System Center Operations Manager Alert: True or False (Default = False). >[!NOTE] > Requires an Operations Manager connection with Configuration Manager

Deploy Configuration Baseline published data

ElementDescription
ConnectionSpecifies the name of the connection to the Configuration Manager server
Collection IDProvides the Collection ID value for the collection targeted for this activity (in case the collection name was specified for the input property).
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