When you view Baseline Drift Report Results, you might see files in the report that you do not want to track for drift. If the drift report uses one or more snapshots as a baseline, you can add files from the drift report to one of the baseline snapshots.

You also can create a new snapshot and then add the new snapshot to the baseline.

This type of remediation essentially means you want to ignore certain drift results in the future. Nothing is sent to the agents to remove this drift (that is, change their file inventory), and existing report results remain the same. However, files you add to a snapshot that is part of the baseline are not included in future drift report results.

The baseline drift report results with the add files to a snapshot section highlighted

Add Files to a Snapshot from a Baseline Drift Report

To add files to a snapshot from a baseline drift report, perform the following procedure.

Note: The following procedure assumes you are adding to a snapshot to affect future results when the current drift report is run; however, there are no restrictions on how you use the snapshot. You can save files to a snapshot for any other purpose.


  1. In the report, unless you plan to add all of the files to a snapshot, select the check boxes for any files you want to add.
  2. Click the Show Snapshot link to display the Add Files to Snapshot panel.
  3. In the Add Files to Snapshot panel, select the radio button for All files or Checked files in the Files to add line.
  4. Specify the snapshot to which to add the files:
    • To add the files to an existing snapshot, select the snapshot from the Choose existing snapshot menu and click Add. This menu includes all available snapshots, not just those used as a baseline for the current report.
    • To add the files to a new snapshot, type a name in the Create new snapshot box and then click the Create button.
  5. If the report is more than one page long and you are adding selected files, repeat the procedure for each page that contains files to add.