Configuration baselines in Configuration Manager 2007 can be layered to provide more administrative control by adding one configuration baseline within another configuration baseline. The configuration baseline within another configuration baseline then becomes a dependent configuration baseline. This arrangement is useful in the following two circumstances:

To add another configuration baseline to an existing configuration baseline

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management / Configuration Baselines.

  2. Right-click the configuration baseline you want to add another configuration baseline to, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Rules tab, click the rule: These configuration baselines must also be validated.

  4. In the Add Required Configuration Items dialog box, select the configuration baseline to include, and then click OK.

Do not configure loops with dependent configuration baselines, where a configuration baseline contains a dependent configuration baseline that in turn, calls the original configuration baseline. In this scenario, Configuration Manager displays an SMS Provider error, with the error code 2152205056 and description "Referenced configuration items are not available".

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