Compliance Authoring

The main purpose of the ConfigMgr console in compliance settings management is to deploy, organize, create, and edit configuration baselines and configuration items. The built-in toolset for these last two activities (creating and editing) is fairly complete, vastly improved from ConfigMgr 2007, and described fully in the “Configuration Items” and “Configuration Baselines” sections.

The biggest challenge when creating custom configuration items is translating the business requirement or user interface-based setting into items ConfigMgr expects and can act on. The most common place to store and query settings from is the Windows registry. Other locations include WMI, Active Directory, and SQL Server. Compliance settings using ...

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