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Create a Configuration Item to Ensure that the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS File is on All Site Servers

Recently a client asked, “How can I ensure that the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS file is on all site servers?”

You need to use DCM, and over a series of blog posts, we will show you how to create a DCM rule to detect which SCCM 2007 Site Servers don’t have the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS file installed on C:\.

Part 1 – How to Create a Configuration Item

Part 2 – How to Create a Configuration Baseline

Part 3 – How to Assign a Configuration Baseline

Part 4 – How to Create a Collection with Non-Compliant Servers

In today’s post we will cover how to create a Configuration Item.

Start by browsing to the Configuration Items node within the SCCM 2007 Console.

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Right click on Configuration Items and select New. Next, select General Configuration Item.

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Once the Create General Configuration Item Wizard is opened, enter No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS within the Name field and then click Next >.

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Now, click New, and then select File or Folder.

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Enter C:\ in the Path field and No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS within the File or folder name field.

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Select the Validation tab, and change the Severity field to Error. Now click OK.

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Click Next >.

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Click Next > again.

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In the Applicability section select Finish.

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Then, click Next >.

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Finally, you can select Close.

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In tomorrow’s post we will show you how to create a Configuration Baseline.