Streamline—and centralize—the management of your Microsoft Windows-based desktops with the essential guide to planning, deploying, and supporting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. This in-depth administrator’s reference drills into SMS features and components and provides easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for everyday, on-the-job results. From remotely installing, managing, and troubleshooting applications to deploying patches, monitoring system usage, and tracking assets—you get must-know details for protecting and optimizing your technology investment.
Discover how to:
Plan, install, and configure your SMS site and site systems
Prepare existing SMS 2.0 sites for migration
Construct a management hierarchy, including creating secondary sites
Understand patch management and how to integrate SMS 2003 into the process
Walk through resource discovery and client installation methods
Create and distribute software packages and critical updates through the management console and through scripts
Implement and administer standard or advanced security modes
Monitor site activity, track information flow, and analyze network and server performance remotely
Plan your disaster recovery strategy, including maintenance and backups Evaluation software inside!
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Microsoft® Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition
Steven D. Kaczmarek, MCP, MCT, MCSE, is a content publishing manager at Microsoft, where he helps create customer-ready documentation for System Center Configuration Manager 2007. He is the author of the award-winning Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion and speaks at the annual Microsoft Management Summit.