How to Create a Configuration Baseline

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, I 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:\. In today’s post I will cover how to create a Configuration Baseline.

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

Browse to the Configuration Baselines node, right-click on it and select New Configuration Baseline. This will open the Create Configuration Baseline Wizard.

Create a Configuration Baseline - New Configuration Baseline

Enter No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS within the Name field, and then click Next.

Name Field

Under Rules select  applications and general, and then check No_SMS_On_Drive.sms. Next, click OK, and then click on Finish.

Rules

Click Next.

Next Button

At this point, you can close the Create Configuration Baseline Wizard.

Create a Configuration Baseline - Close the Wizard

If you have any questions about the steps in this post, please contact me @GarthMJ or leave a note in the comment section below. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I’ll show you how to assign a Configuration Baseline!

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