Topic Last Updated—August 2008
Configuration items in Configuration Manager 2007 contain discrete items of configuration information at a level you need to manage compliance. When they are added to configuration baselines with configuration baseline rules, they are used to determine compliance of client computers.
You can export a configuration item from Configuration Manager 2007 in a cabinet (.cab) file format, providing that it was created at that site. You can then import it to the same or a different Configuration Manager 2007 site. Configuration data is converted to DCM Digest.
This procedure allows you to back up configuration items independently from a Configuration Manager 2007 full backup, and it can also be used to transfer configuration items from one Configuration Manager 2007 site to another.
|Export configuration items from the site in which they were created. You cannot export configuration items that have been imported or inherited from a parent site. These configuration items display with the lock symbol, and when they are selected, the option to export configuration data will not be available.|
To export configuration items
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management / Configuration Items.
Right-click the configuration item that you want to export, and then select Export Configuration Data.
In the Save As dialog box, type in a file name for the saved configuration items and then click Save.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each configuration item that you want to export.
Note You cannot export to the same file and append the configuration information; instead, you must save to a different file for each export. Exporting a configuration baseline allows you to export multiple configuration items into a single file.
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