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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 by Christopher W. Urban, Ron D. Crumbaker, Chris Mosby

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12.4. Building a Configuration Baseline

Now that you have amassed all the puzzle pieces and turned them right side up, let's put them all together to make it look like the picture on the box. You have built the configuration items to make your configuration baseline, which is what you assign to your clients to check for drift.

Briefly, you have a parent configuration item with five child configuration items that validate your NightWatchman settings for a 7 p.m. shutdown with the retry interval set at 60 minutes, the number of retries set to 3, the countdown set to 60 seconds, and the shutdown action set to normal; and the parent CI will validate that the client is configured for an active logoff. You also created a CI that would check to see ...

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