Updating the Properties of a Configuration Item


This section provides instructions for updating the properties of a configuration item. In this example, the Registry configuration item type is shown.


Configuration items can only be updated or viewed on the server on which they were created.

To update the properties of a configuration item

  1. In Configuration Manager console, in the left pane, expand Site Database, expand Computer Management, expand Embedded Device Management, and then expand Device Configuration.

  2. Click Configuration Items, right-click the configuration item that you want to update, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General page, you can update the following properties, and then click Apply to save your updates:

    • Name: The name of the configuration item.
    • Description: The description of the configuration item.
    • Configuration Item: The configuration item type. This is a read-only property. You can view the configuration item, but not update it.
    • Platform: The device type that this configuration item in intended for. This is a read-only property, and does not restrict which device types the configuration item can be used to configure. You can view the platform, but not update it.
  4. Click OK if you are finished or, in this example, select the Registry page.

  5. On the Registry page, you can update any of the following configuration item sub-types, click Apply to save your updates, and then click OK to finish:

    • Registry key: The name of the registry key.

    • Value name: The name of the registry value.

    • Data type: The data type of the value. Select a data type from the drop-down list. String value is selected by default.

    • Value: The value for the registry key.

    • Write to 64-bit registry on devices with a 64-bit Operating System: The registry key platform type. Select this check box to associate the registry key with a 32-bit key on a 32-bit operating system and a 64-bit key on a 64-bit operating system. If the check box is not selected, the registry key is associated with a 32-bit key regardless of the operating system.


      This functionality is based on Windows 32-bit On Windows 64-bit (WoW64). WoW64 is an emulation layer that enables 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit versions of Windows. For more information about WoW64, see Best Practices for WOW64 on Microsoft.com.

See Also


Configuration Items