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    I am looking for some 'how to's' on SMS 2003 i.e. patch management, licensing etc.

    My new company had it installed 2 months ago by the old IT technician and I need to take over maintenance of. It seems pointless for a company with 50 computers to use SMS and I would rather use SUS / WSUS but I need to use SMS.

    If anyone has any info on it e.g. How to's links to how to etc then please can you let me know.

    email - [email protected]


    Michael Armstrong
    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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  • #2
    something like that ?
    Good Luck


    MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging

    So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
    the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!


    • #3
      Cheers Shai but this is more like it:

      (You need to register)

      Microsoft allow you to mess on with a variety of their products on Virtual server's and they show you how to perform common tasks on each product. You can also download pdf's that show you exactly how to perform these tasks - Enjoy

      Virtual server products include:

      SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Hands-On Labs
      Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enables enterprises to develop an intelligent portal that seamlessly connects users, teams, and knowledge so that people can take advantage of relevant information across the organization to work more efficiently. As an administrator or developer, it is important to understand how to effectively deploy, manage and develop web parts for the portal so you can maximize your infrastructure resources and give your users the best possible experience. Join us for hands-on lab sessions where you will learn how to set up the portal, organize content on the portal, manage user permissions, create web parts for custom tasks and much more.

      Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005
      Familiarize yourself with deploying Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 in our set of virtual labs. Topics covered include deploying in a single forest, single domain topology; enabling federation; enabling remote access, and deploying Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 archiving service.

      Desktop Deployment
      Get first-hand deployment experience through the Virtual Lab series, a collection of hands-on labs that build on the guidance in the Desktop Deployment webcast series and the Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator. Following the webcast guidance and using the deployment tools in the Solution Accelerator can help you prepare and plan your own deployment.

      Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)
      In this virtual lab, you'll experiment with ISA's advanced application-layer firewall, VPN, and Web cache solution. Gain exposure to new features in ISA 2004 and learn more about securing Exchange Server with ISA. The enhanced security of the virtual lab's sandbox environment provides the resources you need for testing ISA's newest features.

      Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
      Take advantage of key features of Microsoft Active Directory and SQL Server management packs as well as new features of MOM 2005. This virtual lab allows you to experiment with managing Exchange and Active Directory and Monitoring SQL Server with MOM 2005 in the enhanced security of a sandbox environment.

      Improve the planning and management of your organization's security strategy with the help of this virtual lab. Familiarize yourself with and test security features of products such as Exchange Server 2003, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server and Windows Server 2003, and tools including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Software Update Services (SUS).

      Microsoft Systems Management Server Manager (SMS) 2003
      Test the capabilities of SMS 2003 in the sandbox environment of this virtual lab. Experiment with and learn more about SMS 2003 and Microsoft Active Directory integration, patch management, security updates, Office deployment and configuration of SMS for hardware and software asset inventory and usage.

      Microsoft Windows Server 2003
      In this virtual lab, you'll have the opportunity to road test new and improved features and functionality of Windows Server 2003 including performance, management, and usability enhancements to Microsoft Active Directory. In addition, hands-on labs provide guidance in scripting, Rights Management Services (RMS) and more.

      Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003
      If your organization is looking for an identity and access management solution, step into the MIIS 2003 virtual lab. In this hands-on experience of MIIS 2003, you'll walk-through potential usage scenarios, learn how to synchronize different directories and data sources, automate identity management tasks, and maintain a consistent state of directories over the lifetime of user accounts.

      Microsoft Exchange Server
      Learn how to take advantage of key features of Exchange Server 2003. This lab provides exploration of the Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange management packs and walk-through server configurations. In addition, you'll explore anti-spam and SMTP security features, migration from Exchange Server 5.5, disaster recovery and more.

      Microsoft SQL Server 2000
      Make use of all SQL has to offer. This lab provides walk-throughs that will enable you to take advantage of SQL Reporting Services by gaining familiarity with the Report Wizard and Report Designer. In addition, you'll explore the management and delivery of reports generated via SQL Reporting Services.
      Michael Armstrong
      MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

      ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points sigpic where appropriate **