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Scenarios and Procedures for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management

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This guide explains the processes for both software distribution and software updates. Software update management is the process of keeping computers and servers that are running Microsoft Windows® operating systems updated with security updates or patches. SMS 2003 builds on the software distribution features of SMS to provide an integrated software update management solution.
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    Version:
    Date Published:

    1.0

    9/16/2004

    File name:
    File size:

    SandP_SMS 2003 Swdist Swupdates.exe

    559 KB

      This guide explains the processes for both software distribution and software updates. Software update management is the process of keeping computers and servers that are running Microsoft Windows® operating systems updated with security updates or patches. SMS 2003 builds on the software distribution features of SMS to provide an integrated software update management solution.
      Also included with this guide is a set of planning worksheets in the file soft_dist_planning_worksheets.doc. If you are experienced with SMS concepts and procedures, you might be able to work directly from the planning worksheets and use this guide for reference information only.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • Microsoft Word 97 or greater
        -or-
        Microsoft Word 97/2000 Viewer

  • Install Instructions

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      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
  • Additional Information

      This document is in a beta phase of development. Enough content has been completed to present the structure of the information, but all information may not be present at this time. You can use links in the document to provide feedback and suggestions about the structure and content.

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