Microsoft® Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion (Admin Companion)

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.

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