| About The BookThe comprehensive guide to planning, deployment, and everyday maintenance. |
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 migrationConstruct a management hierarchy, including creating secondary sitesUnderstand patch management and how to integrate SMS 2003 into the processWalk through resource discovery and client installation methodsCreate and distribute software packages and critical updates through the management console and through scriptsImplement and administer standard or advanced security modesMonitor site activity, track information flow, and analyze network and server performance remotelyPlan your disaster recovery strategy, including maintenance and backups Evaluation software inside!Try Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 with 120-day evaluation software on CD.