If AddConfiguration comes to the conclusion that the content of the configuration to be transferred is different from the content already existing for this ExternalId, it shall return TRUE in the TransferRequired argument.

The behavior with respect to the management of the configuration metadata and configuration content is entirely application-defined. The vision system may decide to create a new management structure and add the configuration content to the local configuration store, or it may decide to re-use the existing ExternalId and overwrite the configuration content. In any case, the vision system shall create a new, system-wide unique InternalId for this configuration.

If the server chooses to represent configurations in the Address Space, the behavior with respect to these objects should mirror the behavior of the vision system in its internal configuration management.