Creating a baseline to monitor for unapproved software

This recipe provides the steps required to create a baseline that can be used to monitor for unapproved software.

Configuration Manager has the ability to inventory clients for a list of all installed software. The inventory includes the following details.

Configuration item

Description

Software category

Software categories allow you to define and group software at a high level. There are almost 100 prepopulated categories to help you get started; you can also create a category of your own. Some examples of existing categories are Line of Business and Purchasing.

Software family

Software families allow you to define and group software more specifically; for example, if the category is ...

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