Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion

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Provides information on the features and components of Microsoft Systems management server, with tips on installing applications, constructing a management hierarchy, and creating and distributing software packages.

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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!
  • Try Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 with 120-day evaluation software on CD.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.



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This guide describes procedures for installing Microsoft systems management server (SMS) 2003 site systems and clients, implementing an SMS hierarchy, migrating from SMS 2.0, and maintaining a database from within the SMS administrator console. The author discusses status messages, resource discovery, inventory collection, remote control of client systems, the package distribution process, patch management, software metering, disaster recovery, and SQL server. The CD-ROM contains a 120-day evaluation version of SMS 2003. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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!
  • Try Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 with 120-day evaluation software on CD.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

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Publisher: Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780735618886
0735618887
Branch Call Number: ADM REF 005.71 KACZM
Characteristics: xxvi, 825 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Notes: Includes index

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