Includes detailed hardware inventory, software inventory and metering, software distribution and installation, and remote troubleshooting tools. These integrated features make Systems Management Server 2.0 the most scalable way to reduce the cost of change and configuration management for Windows? based desktop and server systems. Systems Management Server 2.0 is built on industry-standard management protocols, ensuring compatibility with complementary management tools. Systems Management Server 2.0 is tightly integrated with Microsoft SQL Server? and Microsoft Windows NT? Server operating system, making it easier than ever to install, configure, and maintain Systems Management Server in any size network.
What's new in this version:
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is primarily a rollup of a number of fixes for SMS 2003, but also introduces some changes to the supported configurations and broadens the configurations allowed. SMS 2003 SP1 also includes incremental improvements to usability, security, and performance.