Learn More About ConfigMgr SCCM CI SDM Package Definitions

Learn More About ConfigMgr SCCM CI SDM Package Definitions. Excellent description of CI, SDM Package related to Software Update, DCM, NAP, etc., from Steve Rachui.

Learn More About ConfigMgr SCCM CI SDM Package Definitions

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First, some definitions.

CI – A CI is short for Configuration Item.  A configuration item generically is a discrete unit of configuration to assess for compliance. They can contain one or more elements and their validation criteria, and they typically define a unit of configuration you want to monitor at the level of independent change.

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SDM Package – A SDM package is short for Service Definition Model.  You may also hear the SDM Package described as using the SML – service modeling language.  SDM Packages link together with CI’s and further explain how to affect whatever configuration we wish to evaluate or implement.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

1 thought on “Learn More About ConfigMgr SCCM CI SDM Package Definitions”

  1. This is one of those blogs which uncovers in depth about how Software Updates feature works in SCCM and the various components involved in it in a much more detailed form.

    Kudos to Anoop for sharing this !!!


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