Use the Settings tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 configuration item properties dialog box to view, add, edit, and delete settings and their validation criteria that you want to include in this configuration item. Examples of configuration item settings are those obtained from Active Directory Domain Services, the registry, and scripts.

This tab contains the following elements:

Look for setting

Filters the settings that are displayed on the Settings tab based on the keyword entered in the text box.
Find Now

Initiates the filter and then displays the results in the Search Results node of the settings tree.
Settings Tree

Displays a tree view showing the following information:
  • All settings: Displays all settings created for this configuration item.

  • Parent settings: Displays the parent configuration item settings if the configuration item is a child of another configuration item.

  • Settings Groups: If specified, a list of settings groups is shown. Click any settings group to see the settings that are contained in that group. You can click New and then Settings Group to create a new settings group.

  • Search Results: Displays the results of the most recent search specified in the Look for setting text box.

Settings list

Displays a list of any configuration item settings for the selected settings group, search results or all settings with the following properties:
  • Name

  • Data Type

  • Validation

  • Setting

  • Location


Defines a new setting for this configuration item. You will be prompted to select one of the following data sources for the setting:
  • Active Directory Domain Services

  • IIS Metabase

  • Registry

  • Script

  • SQL Query

  • WQL Query

  • XML

  • Settings Group

You can specify a new settings group in this dialog box which will appear in the settings tree. Clicking New will create a setting in the currently selected settings group.

Edits a selected setting for this configuration item.

Specifies the validation criteria for a selected setting, such as the required value or range.
Where more than one validation criteria have been specified, this option is not available. In this case, click Edit to change the properties of the selected setting.

Removes a selected setting for this configuration item.
Removing a settings group removes all settings contained within that group.

Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.

Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.

Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

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