Configuration Pack Documentation Best Practices

The following are some best practices that should be followed when documenting configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. All configuration packs should include a word document that describes each configuration baseline, item, setting and rule. Each setting and rule should include the following inline in the…

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Configuration Pack Testing Best Practices

The following are some best practices that should be followed when testing configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. All configuration items and baselines should be tested on all supported platforms and architectures i.e. If configuration pack is for Windows Server 2008, then should only test on…

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Configuration Pack Development Best Practices

The following are some best practices that should be followed when developing configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. If you want your configuration pack to work with both Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 write the configuration pack using the DCM digest schema for Configuration…

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System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP 2.1 has released!

I’m happy to announce that we have received our validation on our new version of the System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP tool.  The SCAP Tool converts SCAP FDCC content to DCM digest to be used with Configuration Manager 2007.  After the DCM Baselines have been evaluated the tool converts the data back into…

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