Running registry baseline or registry compliance tasks
File baseline and file compliance tasks are only available for Windows computers.
A registry baseline task lets you perform the registry baseline scan and gather data about the registry settings on a computer at a given time. The data that is gathered during this scan is saved in a registry baseline snapshot file (.RBL) on the scanned computer.
A registry compliance task lets you perform the registry compliance scan. The registry settings that are found during this scan of your managed computers are compared to the baseline snapshot.
To perform a registry baseline scan, you create and run a Registry Baseline task. Symantec recommends that you run each registry baseline task once to establish the baseline, and then run the registry baseline task only when the computer configuration changes.
You should not run the registry baseline task on a regular basis if the registry baseline task and the compliance task run on the same computer. If you do, you continually overwrite the baseline snapshot file.
This task is a step in the process for gathering baseline inventory.