Introduction to Systems
Management Server 2003
Tyler S. Farmer
Sr. Technology Specialist II
Education Solutions Group
Microsoft Management Products
Laptops Application Mail
PDAs Web Services
Typical Customer Cost Issues
How do I keep track of what I have?
What can be upgraded and how?
Help Desk Costs
How do I reduce user downtime?
Does it scale? Is it WAN-ready?
Does it work with my systems?
How much staff do I have?
Top 3 Points
Proactively managing and maintaining
desktops & servers
Difficulty keeping up with technology
Deploying quickly cost-effective
Systems Management Server
Change and Configuration Management
Enterprise Ready Software Distribution
Central + regional mgmt
Network traffic monitoring
SMS 2003 Features
Support corporate notebook/laptop usage
New client w/ scalable architecture & streamlined
BITS enabled content download & checkpoint
restart, Bandwidth & Modem/LAN aware
Modem Aware / Disconnect Tolerant
Support for Roaming, Location Aware
Tighter integration w/ Windows
AD Site boundaries, AD discovery
Eliminate domain admin accounts
Trusted communication (inter-site and to client)
Signed / Encrypted content
SMS 2003 Features
Eliminate services on domain controllers
Delta replication of packages
Provide better scale-out with NLB cluster &
Improve core competencies
Reliable software distribution (accurate
Better inventory & usage tracking
Integrate Web Reporting, Backup/Recovery
Where We Are Today:
Operations Manager 2000 SP1 (MOM)
Enterprise operations management product for
Windows 2000 systems.
Rules Based event and applications
Self-managing: easy to use, flexible, self
deploying & scalable
Out-of-the-Box knowledge for monitoring
Open, extensible architecture based on
industry standards (CIM, WMI, SNMP, etc)
Microsoft Operations Manager 2004
Enterprise operations management product for next generation
Windows Server systems.
State monitoring & diagnostics
Built in SQL Server Reporting Services
New base management packs
Windows 2003, IIS 6, Web Services, SQL Yukon,
UDDI, .NET Framework, etc