Creating a Configuration Item

This section provides instructions for creating a configuration item.

  1. In Configuration Manager console, in the left pane, expand Site Database, expand Computer Management, expand Embedded Device Management, expand Device Configuration, and then click Configuration Items.

  2. In the right pane, click New Configuration Item.

  3. On the Name and Description page, enter the following information, and then click Next:

    • Name: Enter the name of the configuration item.
    • (Optional) Description: Enter the description of the configuration item.
  4. On the Select Configuration Item Type page, select the configuration item type. The configuration item type varies by the type of the device. In this example, select Registry, and then click Next.

  5. On the Registry page, enter the following information, and then click Next:

    • Registry key: Enter the name of the registry key.
    • Value name: Enter the name of the registry value.
    • Data type: Select the data type from the drop-down list. String value is selected by default.
    • Write to 64-bit registry on devices with a 64-bit Operating System check box. Select to associate the registry key with a 32-bit key on a 32-bit operating system and a 64-bit key on a 64-bit operating system. If the check box is not selected, the registry key is associated with a 32-bit key regardless of the operating system.
      This functionality is based on Windows 32-bit On Windows 64-bit (WoW64). WoW64 is an emulation layer that enables 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit versions of Windows. For more information about WoW64, see Best Practices for WOW64 on
    • Value: Enter the value for the registry key.
  6. On the Summary page, review the summary of the configuration item that you have created, and then click Next.

  7. On the Progress page, check for any messages, and then click Next.

  8. On the Confirmation page, confirm that the New Configuration Item Wizard completed successfully, and then click Close.