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Table Of Contents

Overview of the Deployment Process
Client Support
SMS Deployment Components
Part 1: Hierarchy-Specific Questions
Upgrade Questions
Options for Client Migration
Active Directory Questions
Network Questions
Part 2: Site-Specific Questions
Site Configuration Questions
Client Configuration Questions
Part 3: SMS 2003 Deployment Scenarios
Central Site Installation
Client Installation
Management Point Installation
In-Place Upgrade
In-Place Upgrade Deployment Steps
Upgrade Site
Side-by-Side Upgrade
Post-Installation Considerations
Hardware Inventory Administrative Tasks
Enabling and Disabling Hardware Inventory
Scheduling Hardware Inventory
Enabling and Disabling MIF Collection
Configuring Hardware Inventory Rules
Editing SMS_def.mof
Distributing SMS_def.mof
Upgrading SMS and SMS_def.mof
Software Inventory Administrative Tasks
Enabling and Disabling Software Inventory
Scheduling Software Inventory
Configuring Software Inventory Rules
Configuring File Collection
Managing Inventory Names
Controlling Software Inventory on Servers
Using Resource Explorer to View Inventory Data
Viewing Hardware Inventory
Viewing Hardware Inventory History
Viewing Software Inventory
Viewing Collected Files
Reviewing the Inventory Data
Other Considerations for Collecting Inventory
Collection of User Context Information
Using Resource Explorer from the Command Line
Extending Hardware Inventory
Creating Hardware Inventory Extensions
MIF Extensions
Customizing with NOIDMIF Files
Creating a Class by Using a NOIDMIF File
Customizing with IDMIF Files
Requirements of IDMIF Files
MOF Extensions
Customizing with MOF Files
Scripted Extensions
Changing or Removing Hardware Inventory Extensions
Common MOF Extensions
Finding Computers That Are Laptops
Finding Computer Serial Numbers
Finding Hotfix Information
Collecting Windows Installer Information
Collecting SQL Server Information
Working with Collections
Understanding Collections
Collections That Provide Management Scope
Subcollections
Collections in the SMS Hierarchy
Collection and Resource Security
Creating and Managing Collections
Managing Resources in Collections
Working with Queries
Understanding SMS Database Classes
Understanding SMS Queries
SMS Object Types
Required SMS Query Elements
Optional SMS Query Elements
WMI Query Language
Creating and Managing SMS Queries
Creating and Editing Query Statements
Preparing to Distribute Packages
Configuring the Software Distribution Agent
Preparing CAPs, Management Points, and Distribution Points
Preparing Collections
Preparing Security
SMS Administrator Console Security
Package Access Accounts
Legacy Client Software Installation Account
Advanced Client Network Access Account
Configuring the Software Distribution Component
Managing Packages
Creating and Managing Packages
Create Package Source Directories
Create a New Package
Create a Setup Script
Modify an Existing Package
Delete a Package
Creating and Managing Programs
Create a New Program
Modify an Existing Program
Distributing Packages
Creating Advertisements
Creating Advertisements with Assigned Programs
Assigned Program Scenarios
Advertisements to Advanced Clients
Disabling or Rerunning Advertisements
Ensuring Package and Advertisement Integrity
Maintaining Packages and Advertisements
Monitoring Software Distributions
Monitoring Package Distribution
Monitoring Advertised Programs
Using Status MIFs
Using Software Distribution Tools and Wizards
Running Advertised Programs on SMS Clients
Running Advertised Programs on Either Client
Running Advertised Programs on Advanced Clients
Running Advertised Programs on Legacy Clients
Software Distribution Common Practices
Software Distribution Best Practices
Software Update Management Overview
About Software Updates
About Service Packs
Challenges in Managing Software Updates
Software Update Management Guidelines
How Software Update Management Works
Basic Components Functionality
Underlying Technology
Software Update Management Advanced Features
Software Update Management Tasks
Preparing for Software Update Management Tasks
Task 2: Prepare the Test Environment
Task 3: Prepare the Production Environment
Task 4: Deploy the Software Update Inventory Tools
Tasks for Authorizing and Distributing Software Updates
Task 1: Prepare the Package Source Folder
Task 2: Plan the Software Update Packages
Task 3: Evaluate and Prioritize the Software Updates
Task 4: Isolate and Test the Software Updates
Task 5: Create the Software Updates Packages
Notes on Deploying Microsoft Office Updates
Task 6: Customize the Package and Advertisement Settings
Task 7: Test the Software Update Packages
Task 8: Expedite Delivery of New or Urgent Updates (optional)
Monitoring Software Update Distributions
Tools for Monitoring Software Update Distributions
Software Update Reporting
Software Update Status Messages
Software Update Logging
Tasks for Monitoring Software Update Processes
Task 1: Audit the Enterprise for Current Security Vulnerabilities
Task 2: Monitor the Status of Software Update Distributions
Task 4: Troubleshoot Software Update Installation Errors
Software Update Management Best Practices
General Best Practices
Setup: Best Practices
Inventory Synchronization: Best Practices
Software Update Inventory: Best Practices
Software Update Distribution: Best Practices
Software Update Installation: Best Practices
End-User Experience: Best Practices
Monitoring: Best Practices
Scheduling: Best Practices
About Scheduling Software Update Installation Advertisements
About Updating Distribution Points
Performance Considerations
Inventory Data Considerations
Scan Component Bandwidth Considerations
Scan Component Completeness Considerations
Status Message Processing Considerations
Instantaneous Loading Considerations
General Cumulative Effect of Scan Tools
Resolving Network Issues for Mobile Clients
SMS Installer Overview
SMS Installer Process
SMS Installer Tasks
Installing and Starting SMS Installer
Repackage Installation Wizard
Reference Computer Preparation
Running Repackage Installation Wizard
To run the Repackage Installation Wizard
Configuring Repackage Installation Wizard
Custom Configuration for Repackaging Scans
Watch Application Wizard
Customizing Scripts with the Script Editor
Script Editor User Interface
Installation Script Variables
Using an Installation Script to Wrap an Existing Setup
Testing SMS Installer-generated Executable Files
Distributing SMS Installer-generated Executable Files
SMS Installer-generated Executable File Compilation
Overview
How Software Metering Works
Changes to Software Metering
Configuring and Using Software Metering
Enabling Software Metering
Excluding Advanced Clients from Software Metering
Creating Software Metering Rules
Software Metering Rule Matching
SMS Remote Tools Overview
Remote Assistance and Terminal Services Overview
Installing, Enabling, and Configuring SMS Remote Tools
Installing SMS Remote Tools on Clients
Installation on Clients Running Windows 2000 or Later
Installation on Clients Running Windows NT 4.0
Preinstallation Testing for Clients Running Windows NT 4.0 or Later
Installation on Clients Running Windows 98
Confirming SMS Remote Tools Installation
Configuring Site-wide Settings
Providing Remote Support
Using SMS Remote Tools to Support Clients
Establishing an SMS Remote Tools Connection
Remotely Controlling Clients by Using SMS Remote Tools
Conducting Two-Way Conversations with Client Users
Diagnosing Client Hardware and Software Problems
Testing Network Connectivity
Running Commands and Programs on Remote Clients
Transferring Files to and from Clients
Restarting Remote Clients
Using SMS Remote Tools at a Client
Advanced Features of SMS Remote Tools
Role of Wuser32.exe on Clients
Client Security Settings
Client Hardware Settings
Video Acceleration
Video Compression
Video Acceleration on Clients Running Windows 2000 or Later
Video Acceleration on Clients Running Windows NT 4.0
Improving the Performance of SMS Remote Tools
Using Network Monitor
Capturing Network Traffic
Examining Captured Data
Using Network Monitor Experts
Using SMS Network Diagnostic Tools on Remote Computers
Capturing Traffic on Remote Computers
Using Network Trace
Understanding Reporting
Report Types
Report Prompts
Report Links
Working with Reports
Creating and Managing Reports
Creating and Modifying SQL Statements
Building an SQL Statement
SQL Server Views
Working with Dashboards
Creating and Managing Dashboards
Using SMS for Product Compliance
Compliance Analysis
Compliance Solutions
Viewing Product Compliance Data
Customizing Product Compliance Data
Customizing Product Compliance Data Manually
Customizing Product Compliance Data Automatically
Maintenance and Monitoring Overview
Maintenance and Monitoring Plan
Maintenance and Monitoring Resources
Performance Monitor Counters
Using SMS Performance Monitor Counters
Maintenance Tasks
Predefined Site Maintenance Tasks
Custom Maintenance Tasks
Daily Tasks
Daily Site Maintenance Tasks
Daily Site Monitoring Tasks
Weekly Tasks
Weekly Site Maintenance Tasks
Weekly Site Monitoring Tasks
Periodic Tasks
Periodic Site Maintenance Tasks
Periodic Site Monitoring Tasks
Event-driven Maintenance Tasks
Maintenance Throughout the Hierarchy
Maintenance Operations
u Swapping the computer of a site server
Attaching One Site to Another (Creating a Child Site)
Swapping the Computer of a Site Server
Rebuilding the Computer of a Remote SMS Site Database Server
Moving the SMS Site Database
Site Status
Package Status
Advertisement Status
Configuring the SMS Status System
Status Reporting Configuration
Tuning Status Message Configuration with Status Filter Rules
When to Use Status Filter Rules
Configuring Status Filter Rules
Sample Status Filter Rules
Configuring Status Summarizers
Deleting Status Messages
Using the SMS Status System with the Windows Event Log
Planning for Backup and Recovery
Preparing for Recovery
Backing Up a Site
The Backup SMS Site Server Task
Backing Up a Site Using the Backup SMS Site Server Task
Using SMSbkup.ctl to Control the Backup SMS Site Server Task
Using AfterBackup.bat to Archive a Backup Snapshot
Scheduling Considerations for the Backup SMS Site Server Task
Enabling and Configuring the Backup SMS Site Server Task
Verifying Success of the Backup SMS Site Server Task
Backing Up a Secondary Site
Backing Up the Central Site
Monitoring Backup
Using Third-Party Backup Tools to Back Up SMS Sites
Recovering a Site
Determining Whether a Site Recovery Operation Is Necessary
Supported Configurations and Recovery Scenarios
The Recovery Procedure
Recovery and Repair Tools
The Recovery Expert
SMS Site Repair Wizard
ACL Reset Tool
Hierarchy Maintenance Tool
Preparing for a Site Recovery Operation
Data Traffic Issues
Security Issues
Managing the Site After Recovery
Appendices
Overview of Office XP Deployment
Office XP Operating System Requirements
Important Concepts and Issues
Package Definition Files
System Files Update
Multilingual User Interface Packs
Windows Installer Versions
Windows Installer Transform Files
Windows Installer Patches
How Office XP Uses Patches
Using the Windows Installer Install on Demand Feature
Windows NT 4.0 Low Rights Installation Issues
Using the SMS Administrative Rights Installation Context
Office Resource Kit Tools
Office XP CD and Administrative Installation Source Issues
Deploying Office XP in an Organization
Business Requirements
Enterprise Configuration
Client Configuration
Planning the Deployment
Basic Planning Considerations
Determine the Systems and Sites That Will Be Upgraded
Determine SFU Requirements
Plan for Clients Without Administrative Credentials
Plan Installation Options
Plan the Strategy for Collections and Program Advertisements
Prepare and Customize the Office Source
Deploying Office XP
Maintaining and Updating Your Office XP Installation
Distributing an Office XP Public Update
Performing Administrative Patching of an Office XP Public Update
Client Patching of an Office Public Update
Distributing an Office XP Service Pack
Updating Office XP Installation Settings
Creating Updates Using the Custom Maintenance Wizard
Applying the .cmw File to the Client
Using Resilient Sources
Frequently Asked Questions
Introduction to WMI
How SMS Uses WMI
Understanding WMI
WMI Architecture
WMI Object Model
WMI Schemas
Comparing WMI to SQL Server
WMI Browsing Tools
CIM Studio
WBEMTest.exe
Visual Studio .NET
WMI Command-line Tool
Other WMI Browsing Tools
Managing WMI
Managing WMI Setup and Upgrade
Using WMI Management Tools
Backing Up WMI Data
Understanding WMI Security
Using MOF Files
Troubleshooting WMI
WMI Troubleshooting Techniques
Verifying the State of the CIM Repository
Installation Issues
Connectivity Issues
Resource Consumption Issues
Programming Issues
Learning More About WMI
Understanding Scripting
Writing Scripts
Creating and Running a Simple Script
Developing Scripts
Scripting in Visual Basic
Connecting to WMI
Getting SMS Objects
Reporting Script
Displaying Distribution Point Status
Retrieving Lazy Properties
Advanced Queries
Working with SMS Objects
Collections
Collection Creation Example
Using Class-Specific Methods
Removing Rules from a Collection and Deleting Collections
Deleting Resources
Advertisements
Modifying Advertisements
Unlocking Advertisements
Adding Assignments to an Advertisement
Packages
Creating Packages and Programs
Sending Packages to Distribution Points
Security Rights
Working with SMS Site Settings
Reporting Site Component Settings
Adjusting Component Settings
Setting the Site Comment for a Secondary Site
Embedding Properties
Creating Addresses
Adjusting Client Agent Settings
Adding Boundaries
Creating Site Systems
Managing Status Filter Rules
Scripting Console Operations
Scripting Client Operations
Creating DDRs for clients
Creating Status MIF Files
Scripting Advanced Client Operations
Debugging Scripts
Using Scripts on Web Pages
Understanding Support Implications of Scripted Solutions
Learning More
Planning and Deploying Your Multilingual Site Hierarchy
Planning Multilingual Sites
Supported Localized Languages
Site Hierarchy Languages
Site Server Languages
Client Languages
International Client Pack
Multilingual Features
Local Language Display Configuration
SQL Server Configuration
Deploying Multilingual Sites
Sample Deployment Scenarios
Planning and Deploying International Client Packs
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