Create a Configuration Item to Ensure that the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS File is on All Site Servers

Recently a client asked, “How can I ensure that the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS file is on all site servers?” You need to use DCM, and over a series of blog posts, I will show you how to create a DCM rule to detect which SCCM 2007 Site Servers don’t have the No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS file installed on C:\. In today’s post I cover how to create a Configuration Item.

Part 1 – How to Create a Configuration Item
Part 2 – How to Create a Configuration Baseline
Part 3 – How to Assign a Configuration Baseline
Part 4 – How to Create a Collection with Non-Compliant Servers


Start by browsing to the Configuration Items node within the SCCM 2007 console.

Create a Configuration Item - Configuration Items Node

Right click on Configuration Items and select New. Next, select General Configuration Item.

Create a Configuration Item - General Configuration Item


Once the Create General Configuration Item Wizard is opened, enter No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS within the Name field and then click Next.

Name Field

Now, click New, and then select File or Folder.

File or Folder

Enter C:\ in the Path field and No_SMS_On_Drive.SMS within the File or folder name field.

General Fields

Select the Validation tab, and change the Severity field to Error. Now click OK.

Validation Tab


Click Next.


Click Next again.


In the Applicability section select Finish.



Then, click Next.

Create a Configuration Item - Summary

Finally, you can select Close.
Create a Configuration Item - Confirmation

If you have any questions about how to create a Configuration Item, please contact me @GarthMJ or leave a note in the comment section. Tomorrow, I will show you how to create a Configuration Baseline.

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