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Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Administrator's Companion
     

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Administrator's Companion

by Steven Kaczmarek D.
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735618886
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
01/21/2004
Series:
Administrator's Companion Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.56(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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