Building Configuration Items the old way

Assume your company requires all machines to adhere to the following four items:

  • Users are required to use Ctrl + Alt + Delete to log in
  • The local guest account must be disabled
  • The Internet Connection Sharing service must be disabled
  • A recent antivirus definition file

Each of these settings can be verified with a single CI returning a single compliant or noncompliant state, or each setting can get its own CI and return a state for each setting. The latter generates more state messages, but it can provide more detail in reporting. In this scenario, we'll just put all these settings into a single CI.

Getting ready

Create a text file called virus.def in the Windows\Temp folder of the computer running the CM ...

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