How to Modify the Rules within a Configuration Baseline in Desired Configuration Management

Applies To: 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 contain configuration items with associated configuration baseline rules. There are fixed types of configuration baseline rules that cannot be changed, but by associating configuration items with each of them, you effectively modify the configuration baseline rules.

The available rules for each configuration baseline are as follows:

  • One of the following operating system configuration items must be present and properly configured.

  • These applications and general configuration items are required and must be properly configured.

  • If these optional application configuration items are detected, they must be properly configured.

  • These software updates must be present.

  • These application configuration items must not be present.

  • These configuration baselines must also be validated.

To modify the rules within a 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 modify, and click Properties.

  3. Click the Rules tab, and locate the rule you want to modify.

  4. If you want to add a configuration item to the selected rule, click the rule and in the Add Required Configuration Items dialog box, select the configuration item to add and click OK.

  5. If you want to remove a configuration item from the selected rule, select the configuration item under the rule, and click Delete.

  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for additional rules you want to modify.

  7. Click OK to save the changes and exit the configuration baseline properties dialog box.

See Also


About Configuration Baselines in Desired Configuration Management
About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

Other Resources

Tasks for Desired Configuration Management

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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