How to Add an Existing Configuration Baseline to a Configuration Baseline in Desired Configuration Management

Aplica-se a: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Configuration baselines in Configuration Manager 2007 can be layered to provide more administrative control by adding one configuration baseline within another configuration baseline. The configuration baseline within another configuration baseline then becomes a dependent configuration baseline. This arrangement is useful in the following two circumstances:

  • A basic configuration baseline is first created that is suitable for a broad range of computers. A second configuration baseline is then created to define additional configurations that are suitable for an identified grouping of computers. Before assigning the second configuration baseline to the identified grouping of computers, the basic configuration baseline is added as a dependent configuration baseline. The benefit of creating a configuration baseline that will be used as a dependent configuration baseline in this manner is that the configuration is defined once but can be used multiple times. It also allows delegated administration where the ownership of the configuration information is different.

  • You download and import a configuration baseline from a Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack and want to keep these recommendations but add your own configuration baseline. Because your configuration baseline is inheriting another configuration baseline, you can update the configuration baseline from the Configuration Pack without needing to reconfigure your own configuration baseline.

To add another configuration baseline to an existing configuration baseline

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management / Configuration Baselines.

  2. Right-click the configuration baseline you want to add another configuration baseline to, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Rules tab, click the rule: These configuration baselines must also be validated.

  4. In the Add Required Configuration Items dialog box, select the configuration baseline to include, and then click OK.

Do not configure loops with dependent configuration baselines, where a configuration baseline contains a dependent configuration baseline that in turn, calls the original configuration baseline. In this scenario, Configuration Manager displays an SMS Provider error, with the error code 2152205056 and description "Referenced configuration items are not available".

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