Export-CMConfigurationItem

Saves a Configuration Manager configuration item to a file.

Syntax

Export-CMConfigurationItem
      [-Id] <Int32>
      -Path <String>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Export-CMConfigurationItem
      [-InputObject] <IResultObject>
      -Path <String>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Export-CMConfigurationItem
      [-Name] <String>
      -Path <String>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Export-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet saves a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager configuration item to a specified .cab file. You can specify items by ID, name, or by use of the Get-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet.

Configuration items contain one or more settings, along with compliance rules. For more information about configuration items, see Introduction to Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager on TechNet.

Examples

Example 1: Export an item using an ID

PS C:\>Export-CMConfigurationItem -Id "16777568" -Path "C:\Exports\CI16777568.cab"

This command exports a configuration item with the identifier named 16777568 to the specified file.

Example 2: Export an item using a name

PS C:\>Export-CMConfigurationItem -Name "ConfigItem76" -Path "C:\Exports\CIConfigItem76.cab"

This command exports a configuration item named ConfigItem76 to the specified file.

Example 3: Export an item using a variable

PS C:\> $CIObj=Get-CMConfigurationItem -Id "16777568"
PS C:\> Export-CMConfigurationItem -InputObject $CIObj -Path "C:\Exports\CI16777568.cab"

The first command gets a configuration item with the specified identifier and stores it in the $CIObj variable.

The second command exports the item in the $CIObj variable to the specified file.

Required Parameters

-Id

Specifies an array of identifiers for one or more configuration items. You can use a comma separated list.

Type:Int32
Aliases:CIId, CI_ID
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies a configuration item object. To obtain a configuration item object, you can use the Get-CMConfigurationItem cmdlet.

Type:IResultObject
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies an array of names of configuration items. You can use a comma separated list.

Type:String
Aliases:LocalizedDisplayName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies a full file path for an export file.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DisableWildcardHandling

DisableWildcardHandling treats wildcard characters as literal character values. Cannot be combined with ForceWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ForceWildcardHandling

ForceWildcardHandling processes wildcard characters and may lead to unexpected behavior (not recommended). Cannot be combined with DisableWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False