Configuration Item Properties: Settings Tab

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

Use the Settings tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 configuration item properties dialog box to view, add, edit, and delete settings and their validation criteria that you want to include in this configuration item. Examples of configuration item settings are those obtained from Active Directory Domain Services, the registry, and scripts.

This tab contains the following elements:

  • Look for setting
    Filters the settings that are displayed on the Settings tab based on the keyword entered in the text box.
  • Find Now
    Initiates the filter and then displays the results in the Search Results node of the settings tree.
  • Settings Tree
    Displays a tree view showing the following information:

    • All settings: Displays all settings created for this configuration item.

    • Parent settings: Displays the parent configuration item settings if the configuration item is a child of another configuration item.

    • Settings Groups: If specified, a list of settings groups is shown. Click any settings group to see the settings that are contained in that group. You can click New and then Settings Group to create a new settings group.

    • Search Results: Displays the results of the most recent search specified in the Look for setting text box.

  • Settings list
    Displays a list of any configuration item settings for the selected settings group, search results or all settings with the following properties:

    • Name

    • Data Type

    • Validation

    • Setting

    • Location

  • New
    Defines a new setting for this configuration item. You will be prompted to select one of the following data sources for the setting:

    • Active Directory Domain Services

    • IIS Metabase

    • Registry

    • Script

    • SQL Query

    • WQL Query

    • XML

    • Settings Group

    You can specify a new settings group in this dialog box which will appear in the settings tree. Clicking New will create a setting in the currently selected settings group.

  • Edit
    Edits a selected setting for this configuration item.
  • Validation
    Specifies the validation criteria for a selected setting, such as the required value or range.


    Where more than one validation criteria have been specified, this option is not available. In this case, click Edit to change the properties of the selected setting.

  • Remove
    Removes a selected setting for this configuration item.


    Removing a settings group removes all settings contained within that group.

  • OK
    Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also


Problems Editing Configuration Data in the Configuration Manager Console


About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

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