Edit Baseline

The Edit Baseline dialog.

Baselines are groups of Fixlet messages, Tasks, and other Baselines that you want to run with a single mouse-click.

This window displays the Edit Baseline dialog.

For example, a Baseline might be created to group all your application patches or security issues together to ensure a common operating environment. You can create a Baseline from scratch, or clone or edit an existing Baseline.

When you select this interface, you are presented with a dialog with three input items at the top:

  • Name: Enter the name of your Baseline.
  • Create in site: From the pull-down menu, select a host site.
  • Create in domain: From the pull-down menu, select a host domain.

Beneath these data fields, there are four tabs:

  • Description: Create a user-readable title and description for the Baseline you want to deploy.
  • Components: Specify the components, namely the Fixlet messages, Tasks, and other Baselines, that you want to group into this Baseline.
  • Relevance: Create a relevance clause to target this Baseline to just the subset of computers you want. Because each component of your Baseline has its own Relevance clause, the default Relevance is set to TRUE.
  • Properties: Specify certain properties for your Baseline, including category, source, severity, and date.

To create a new Baseline from scratch, select the following:

  • Tools > Create New Baseline

You can also customize an existing Baseline by selecting it from any Baseline list and then choosing:

  • Edit > Create Custom Copy

Alternatively, right-click in a Baseline list and select Create Custom Copy or Create New Baseline from the context menu. Similarly, you can edit an existing custom Baseline by selecting Edit Custom Baseline from the right-click context menu.