Prerequisites for 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

Desired configuration management has both external dependencies and dependencies within the product.

Dependencies External to Configuration Manager 2007

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Clients must be running the Microsoft .NET Framework v2.0 or later.

This is supplied with the latest operating systems, such as Windows Vista, and is also available to download through Windows Update. For computers that do not have at least version 2.0 of the NET Framework, you can download it from the Web ( and install it through software distribution or other deployment mechanisms.

Configuration Manager 2007 Dependencies

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The site must be running Configuration ManagerĀ 2007 and be enabled for desired configuration management.

This is the default for all new sites and for sites that have been upgraded to Configuration ManagerĀ 2007. It is achieved by enabling the desired configuration management client agent.

For more information, see How to Enable or Disable the Desired Configuration Management Client Agent.

Reporting Point Site System

The reporting point site system role must be installed before desired configuration management reports can be displayed.

For more information about creating a reporting point, see How to Create a Reporting Point.

Clients must be Configuration ManagerĀ 2007.

Clients running Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 are not supported.

See Also


How to Identify Computers that Do Not Have the .NET Framework v2.0 for Desired Configuration Management

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