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1 ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

LANÐesk Munugement Soite S
und MicrosoIt SMS ±oo¿
CompurIson oI Lwo munugemenL LecInoIogIes In LIe enLerprIse

WIILe Puper





BoLI ¡ANDesk® MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL® SysLems MunugemenL Server (SMS) muke prom-
Ises Lo munuge sysLems, depIoy soILwure, und muInLuIn conLroI In un oLIerwIse cIuoLIc envIronmenL.
BoLI soIuLIons cun do LIe job, und boLI work us udverLIsed. However, In u Ieud-Lo-Ieud compurIson un-
der reuI-worId munugemenL sILuuLIons, ¡ANDesk® MunugemenL SuILe 8 cun provIde more munugemenL
IeuLures, beLLer IeLerogeneous munugemenL cupubIIILIes, und sLreumIIned duy-Lo-duy munugemenL oI LIe
producL ILseII

z ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸


¡nLroducLIon ¸
ProducL ¡euLure und OvervIew q
ArcIILecLure OvervIew ¸
CIIenL ¡uncLIons und OperuLIons 6
MunugIng CIIenL SysLems 8
ReporLIng 1o
SoILwure DIsLrIbuLIon EIIIcIency 11
OngoIng MuInLenunce 1¸
SysLem ExLensIbIIILy 1q
Tuble oI Contents
ConcIusIons 1¸
AbouL LIe AuLIor 16
¸ ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

¡I your envIronmenL Is mosLIy u ¨MIcrosoIL sIop,¨ IL mIgIL seem IIke
pIckIng u munugemenL soIuLIon Ior your cIIenLs und servers wouId be un
eusy one. MIcrosoIL`s SysLems MunugemenL Server (SMS) udds ubIIILIes
LIuL ure mIssIng by sImpIy runnIng WIndows NT domuIns or AcLIve DI-
recLory by ILseII.
SpecIIIcuIIy, MIcrosoIL`s SMS brIngs LIe IoIIowIng core IeuLures Lo LIe
LubIe:
Hurdwure und soILwure InvenLory
SoILwure dIsLrIbuLIon
RemoLe conLroI
SoILwure meLerIng
PuLcI munugemenL
On LIe surIuce, cIoosIng SMS mIgIL uppeur Lo be u sLruIgILIorwurd de-
cIsIon. As expecLed, MIcrosoIL`s own producL InLegruLes wILI boLI WIn-
dows NT und AcLIve DIrecLory, und Increuses overuII conLroI oI WIn-
dows cIIenL und server sysLems.
However, cIurgIng IorLI und ImpIemenLIng SMS wILIouL unuIysIs oI
uddILIonuI munugemenL LecInoIogy opLIons couId end up beIng u cosLIy
decIsIon In LIe Iong run Ior muny modern envIronmenLs. As we`II dIs-
cover In LIIs wIILepuper, SMS cun be more dIIIIcuIL Lo seL up, munuge,
und muInLuIn. AddILIonuIIy, SMS mIgIL noL Iuve LIe key IeuLures your
Leum wouId need Lo IuIIy munuge LIe cIIenLs und servers Lo be us ugIIe us
possIbIe.
¡nsIde LIIs puper, we`II expIore Iow ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8
brIngs un equIvuIenL seL IeuLures us SMS (excIusIve oI un opLIonuI PuLcI
MunugemenL uddILIon), pIus uddILIonuI LecInoIogIes und IeuLures LIuL
udd IurLIer duy-Lo-duy munugemenL eIIIcIency.
TIIs puper wIII IeIp ¡T proIessIonuIs und busIness decIsIon mukers
Ieurn ubouL ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS by de-
scrIbIng LIe overuII IeuLure seL oI eucI, IIgIIIgILIng key dIsLIncLIons,
und druwIng some concIusIons ubouL wIere ¡ANDesk MunugemenL
SuILe 8 wouId be u beLLer IIL LIun SMS Ior muny envIronmenLs.
¡nsIde LIIs puper, you wIII dIscover Iow ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8
Is eusIer Lo ImpIemenL, requIres Iess Iurdwure, Is eusIer Lo use, conLroIs
more cIIenL Lypes ouL oI LIe box, und requIres mucI Iess ongoIng muIn-
Lenunce.

¡nLroducLIon
q ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

Prodoct und Ieutore Overview
Ieutore Active
Ðirectory
{withoot
udditionul
tools)
SMS
±oo¿
LANÐesk
Munuge-
ment
Soite S
RemoLe conLroI LooIs XP OnIy
SoILwure monILorIngJmeLerIng

GuLIerIng oI soILwure InvenLory
GuLIerIng oI Iurdwure InvenLory
DIsLrIbuLIng soILwure
¯
¨Bure MeLuI¨ OS InsLuIIs
¯ Due wILI
servIce
puck

Wuke-on-¡AN Ior soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon
CerLIIIcuLe-bused securILy Ior munugemenL
PuLcI MunugemenL OpLIonuI
¡nvenLory muy be sLored In SQ¡ Server duLubuse
¡nvenLory muy be sLored In OrucIe duLubuse
Hurdwure InvenLory muy be used Ior soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon
SoILwure InvenLory sLored In SQ¡ Server duLubuse Ior que-
rIes

DepIoy servIce pucks by cenLruI mecIunIsm
¯
DepIoy IoLIIxes by cenLruI mecIunIsm
DepIoy .msI IIIes by cenLruI mecIunIsm
¯
DepIoy .exe IIIes
-
DepIoy non-.exe IIIes (e.g., unLI-vIrus upduLe .duL IIIes)
TurgeLed soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon (bused on LIme oI duy)
TurgeLed soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon (bused on Iogon oI user)
SupporLs Muc OS X
SupporLs ¡Inux
SupporLs WIndows q¸
SupporLs WIndows q8
SupporLs WIndows NT q.o SP6
OnIy

SupporLs WIndows zooo und WIndows XP
SupporLs WIndows und NeLWure cIIenLs
¡egend:
- ¡euLure InsIde
LIe producL
+ - ¡euLure Is
murkedIy beLLer In
LIIs ureu LIun oLIer
producLs IIsLed Iere
- - ¡euLure Is In-
cIuded In producL,
buL needs Improve-
menL
¯ - ¡euLure Is uvuII-
ubIe LIrougI WIn-
dows Group PoIIcy.
RequIres purLIcIpu-
LIon wILIIn AcLIve
DIrecLory domuIn Lo
be mosL eIIecLIve

¸ ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

DepIoyIng u munugemenL InIrusLrucLure sIouId noL be underLuken IIgILIy. TIe
number oI servers needed Lo servIce LIe proposed envIronmenL musL IIrsL be
cuIcuIuLed und ¨rIgIL sIzed¨ Ior LIe umounL oI uvuIIubIe bundwIdLI, LIe num-
ber oI cIIenL compuLers Lo be munuged, und LIe number oI udmInIsLruLors wIo
wIII perIorm LIe udmInIsLruLIon.
WIen Iuced wILI un SMS depIoymenL, deLer-
mInIng precIseIy Iow muny servers Lo purcIuse,
provIsIon, und InsLuII cun be LrIcky Ior even LIe
mosL experIenced oI SMS consuILunLs. TIe dIIII-
cuILy urIses becuuse SMS Ius muny requIred
componenLs und movIng purLs. ¡n LIe smuIIesL
oI envIronmenLs (wILI Iew cIIenL compuLers),
LIese componenLs cun be consoIIduLed on u spe-
cIIIc server or servers. However, wIen LIe node
counL Increuses, LIe desIgn wIII be Iorced Lo
grow, more servers wIII need Lo be purcIused, or
oLIer urcIILecLure cIunges wIII be requIred. ¡n
uddILIon, Lrue opLImIzuLIon oI LIe componenLs
cun be duunLIng. MIcrosoIL`s recommenduLIon
Ior server sIzIng und opLImIzuLIon Is Lo conLInuuIIy Luke meusuremenLs oI CPU,
dIsk, und memory LIresIoIds us weII us key SMS perIormunce counLers. ¡I
LIese vuIues veer oII your compuny`s seL sLundurds, IL mIgIL be LIme Ior un
urcIILecLure revIew. (Source: CIupLer q, ¨CupucILy PIunnIng Ior SMS Compo-
nenL ServIces,¨ Concepts, Plcnninç, cnd Deploçment Guide jor Microsojt Sçs-
tems Mcncçement Serter zoo¸ uL puge zqq.)
TIe ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 urcIILecLure Is mucI more sLreumIIned.
¡nsLeud oI beIng LIed Lo servIces IIke SMS, LIere Is u greuL deuI oI Ireedom In
InsLuIIuLIon. ¡nsLeud oI worryIng ubouL wIIcI servIces ure runnIng on wIuL
servers, ¡ANDesk Munuge-
menL SuILe 8 mukes IL eusy,
und Ius jusL Lwo Lypes oI In-
IrusLrucLure servers: LIose
LIuL provIde ¨core¨ servIces Lo
cIIenLs, und LIose LIuL IoId
LIe duLu In duLubuses. WILI
LIIs sLrucLure, IL`s eusy Lo pIun
Ior und udd cupucILy us weII us
opLImIze server Iouds us
needed wILIouL IussIes. Ex-
punsIon Is us eusy us uddIng
unoLIer core server.
ArcIILecLure
OvervIew
6 ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

To reILeruLe, boLI SMS und ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 conLuIn LIe
IoIIowIng prIncIpuI IuncLIons:
Hurdwure und soILwure InvenLory
SoILwure usuge monILorIng
RemoLe conLroI und remoLe ussIsLunce
SoILwure depIoymenL
BoLI SMS zoo¸ und ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 rIse Lo LIe cIuI-
Ienge Lo meeL LIese gouIs. However, wIen you cIoose Lo munuge LIe
cIIenL compuLers on u duy-Lo-duy busIs, you`II see LIuL onIy ¡ANDesk
MunugemenL SuILe 8 Ius some uddILIonuI cIIenL munugemenL IeuLures
LIuL sLreumIIne LIe duIIy cIIenL munugemenL process, suvIng LIme und
IussIes.
¡ndeed, onIy ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 goes IurLIer Lo provIde
seven uddILIonuI crILIcuI munugemenL IuncLIons. ¡n LIe IIrsL IIgure, we
cun see LIe IuII compIemenL oI IuncLIons LIuL LIe SMS cIIenL provIdes.





TIe second IIgure sIows LIe uddILIonuI ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8
cIIenL IuncLIons uvuIIubIe Ior cIIenL munugemenL. Spuce IImILuLIons pre-
venL us Irom expIorIng every opLIon. So, key exumpIes oI cIIenL eIII-
cIency ure expIored on LIe nexL severuI puges.

CIIenL ¡uncLIons
und OperuLIons
; ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

KnowIng precIseIy wIIcI Iurdwure componenLs ure uLLucIed Lo u deskLop or
porLubIe compuLer Is crILIcuI. And, Ior some Iurdwure ILems, LIere Is sImpIy
no wuy Lo uuLomuLIcuIIy guLIer precIse Iurdwure InvenLory ubouL LIem. To
LIuL end, boLI SMS und ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 Iuve u mecIunIsm Ior
cupLurIng sucI InIormuLIon.
AILIougI SMS Is cupubIe oI coIIecLIng uddILIonuI InIormuLIon, LIe process Is
perIormed by munuuIIy creuLIng ¨cusLom MunugemenL ¡nIormuLIon ¡ormuL
(M¡¡) Iorms.¨ AILernuLIveIy, LIe sysLems udmInIsLruLor cun specIIy u specIuI
SMS sysLem IIIe numed SMS_DE¡.MO¡ LIuL Ieveruges LIe ¨Munuged ObjecL
¡ormuL (MO¡).¨ ¡n eILIer cuse, you use u LexL edILor IIke NoLepud. SpecIIIc
knowIedge und undersLundIng oI LIe synLux Is requIred, und LIe IIIe musL be
creuLed wILIouL uny errors Ior IL Lo be successIuI. AILer LIe IIIe Is creuLed or
modIIIed, LrIuI-und-error LesLIng Is LIe onIy wuy Lo see II IL worked properIy.
¡I LIe creuLIon oI LIe M¡¡ IIIe (wILI LIe .mII exLensIon) Is IncorrecL, LIen LIe
duLubuse Is now IIkeIy IIIIed wILI bud duLu LIuL musL be munuuIIy purged be-
Iore LryIng uguIn. An exceIIenL urLIcIe Lo IurLIer undersLund LIe process oI
creuLIng cusLom M¡¡ IIIes Ior SMS cun be Iound uL ILLp:JJ
www.wInneLmug.comJArLIcIeJArLIcIe¡DJ;qJ;q.ILmI.
¡nsLeud oI munuuIIy workIng wILI LIe
LrIuI-und-error nuLure oI cusLom-
wrILLen M¡¡ or MO¡ Iorms, ¡ANDesk
MunugemenL SuILe 8 comes wILI u
buIIL-In, eusy-Lo-use CusLom DuLu
¡orm creuLor. TIe Iorms cun be gener-
uLed so LIuL LIe person perIormIng LIe
InpuL cun Lype un unswer In u LexL box,
or sImpIy use u drop-down combo box
conLuInIng pre-deLermIned unswer
cIoIces Lo mInImIze duLu-enLry errors.
Once creuLed, LIe Iorm
cun sImpIy be scIed-
uIed Lo be deIIvered Lo
users uL cIIenL com-
puLers uL uny LIme.

CIIenL ¡uncLIons
und OperuLIons
8 ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

Once u compuny Ius InvesLed In u munugemenL LooI, LIe gouI Is Lo guIn conLroI oI
LIe cIIenL sysLems In LIe envIronmenL In LIe sIorLesL umounL oI LIme possIbIe.
However, SMS zoo¸ sImpIy does noL uddress muny dIIIerenL Lypes oI cIIenL com-
puLers LIuL mIgIL be on Loduy`s modern neLworks.
SpecIIIcuIIy, SMS zoo¸ compIeLeIy drops uII supporL Ior WIndows q¸ cIIenLs. TIIs
meuns LIuL SMS zoo¸ Ius no wuy Lo dIscover or munuge LIese cIIenLs. TIe sume
Is Lrue Ior WIndows NT wILIouL ServIce Puck q. TIe upsIoL Is LIuL II you wunLed
Lo use SMS zoo¸ Lo upgrude LIese oIder cIIenLs Lo u newer operuLIng sysLem, IL
wouId sImpIy be ImpossIbIe wILIouL u munuuI LoucI Lo LIese compuLers Ior u
¨pre-upgrude¨ beIore SMS wouId uddress LIem.
WIen SMS Is reudy Lo be InsLuIIed on cIIenLs, LIe udmInIsLruLor musL cIoose be-
Lween Lwo cIIenL InsLuIIuLIon Lypes:
¡egucy CIIenL: TIIs InsLuIIs ubouL 1oMB oI execuLubIes und supporL IIIes on
eucI compuLer. Used wIen WIndows NT cIIenL compuLers ure presenL.
Advunced CIIenL: TIIs InsLuIIs ubouL qMB oI execuLubIes und supporL IIIes on
eucI compuLer. Used wIen WIndows zooo or IIgIer compuLers ure presenL.

TIe Advunced CIIenL Is new Lo SMS zoo¸ und Is beLLer uL deuIIng wILI soILwure
depIoymenL. TIese soILwure depIoymenL enIuncemenLs ure expIored u bIL IuLer
In LIe secLIon enLILIed ¨SoILwure DIsLrIbuLIon EIIIcIency.¨ However, IL sIouId be
noLed LIuL onIy LIe Advunced CIIenL Ius LIese eIIIcIencIes, wIIcI ure noL uvuII-
ubIe In LIe ¡egucy CIIenL LIuL musL run on WIndows NT.
¡L sIouId uIso be noLed LIuL seLLIng up consIderuLIons Ior cIIenLs, sucI us securILy
or decIdIng wIIcI ugenL componenLs wIII be Iouded, cun onIy be specIIIed Ior uII
cIIenLs In LIe enLIre SMS sILe. ¡n oLIer words, II you Iuve dIIIerenL securILy re-
quIremenLs Ior some cIIenLs undJor dIIIerenL ugenL requIremenLs Ior oLIer cII-
enLs, you mIgIL need Lo spIIL up your SMS sILe InLo muILIpIe sILes, necessurIIy
requIrIng uddILIonuI server Iurdwure und InIrusLrucLure.

MunugIng
CIIenL SysLems
q ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 Ius u very IIexIbIe mecIunIsm Ior cIIenL conIIgu-
ruLIon consIderuLIon. ¡ndeed, you cun specIIy dIIIerenL securILy und ugenL re-
quIremenLs Ior your cIIenL groups uL wIII. TIereIore, dIIIerenL securILy undJor
cIIenL ugenL requIremenLs needn`L necessILuLe breukIng upurL u ¡ANDesk Mun-
ugemenL SuILe 8 sILe und requIre uddILIonuI Iurdwure.
¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 conLroIs LIose sume WIndows cIIenLs, In uddILIon
Lo MucInLosI OS X cIIenLs, ¡Inux, UN¡X, und NeLWure cIIenLs. ¡ANDesk Mun-
ugemenL SuILe 8 cun provIde InvenLory und remoLe conLroI Lo ¡Inux, UN¡X, und
NeLWure cIIenLs, und uddILIonuIIy udds soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon Lo WIndows und
MucInLosI cIIenLs.
Moreover, uII munugemenL Is perIormed by usIng LIe sume cenLruIIzed munuge-
menL consoIe wILI u consIsLenL user InLerIuce. ¡n order Lo ucIIeve even u percenL-
uge oI uddILIonuI cIIenL Lypes, LIIrd-purLy udd-on uLIIILIes Ior SMS musL be pur-
cIused.
AII cIIenL communIcuLIon beLween ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 cIIenLs und
servers Is dIgILuIIy encrypLed, wIIcI guurunLees LIuL LrunsmIssIons beLween cII-
enLs und servers Is noL compromIsed.
¡usLIy, unIIke SMS zoo¸, ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 cIIenLs ure compuLIbIe
wILI LIe ¨Wuke-on-¡AN¨ LecInoIogy. ¡I LIe compuLer Is Lurned oII, u sIgnuI cun be
deIIvered Lo LIe neLwork curd Lo ¨wuke up¨ LIe cIIenL compuLer Lo perIorm scIed-
uIed Lusks (us seen In LIe IIgure). TIen, uny oI LIe munugemenL IuncLIons muy be
perIormed, sucI us soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon.
MunugIng
CIIenL SysLems
(conLInued)
1o ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

A common Lusk Ior udmInIsLruLors Is guLIerIng InIormuLIonuI reporLs
ubouL cIIenL sysLems. To geL u reporL oI LIe rIgIL crILerIu, u query musL
be perIormed uguInsL LIe duLubuse reposILory.
¡n LIe cuse oI SMS, LIe reposILory musL uIwuys be MIcrosoIL
SQ¡ Server (eILIer SQ¡ ; or SQ¡ zooo). ¡n LIe cuse oI ¡AN-
Desk MunugemenL SuILe 8, LIe duLubuse cun be MIcrosoIL SQ¡
Server, OrucIe, or LIe IncIuded, Iree, MSDE engIne.
CreuLIng reporLs Is u Lusk LIuL udmInIsLruLors wIII do over und
over uguIn. To LIuL end, IL wouId be IdeuI II LIe munugemenL
LooI IucIIILuLed LIIs process Lo muke IL us eusy us possIbIe.
¡n LIe cuse oI SMS, LIe udmInIsLruLor needs Lo IIrsL creuLe u
SQ¡ query. Once LIe SQ¡ query Is generuLed, IL cun be Iever-
uged InLo u reporL, wIIcI LIen cun be
udded Lo u reporL DusIbourd. However,
creuLIng LIese SQ¡ querIes Is noL uIwuys
eusy. OILenLImes, dIrecL SQ¡ knowIedge
oI LIe underIyIng duLubuse Is requIred In
order Lo generuLe even LIe mosL sImpIe oI
reporLs. ¡n LIIs IIrsL seL oI dIuIog boxes,
we cun see LIe represenLuLIon oI LIe
buIIL-In reporL Lo guLIer CD-ROM InIor-
muLIon.




On LIe oLIer Iund, ¡AN-
Desk MunugemenL SuILe
8 mukes IL eusy Lo see uII
oI LIe opLIons uvuIIubIe
Lo reporL on. TIIs Is pre-
senLed In un eusy Lo use,
grupIIcuI, cIIckubIe Ior-
muL, us sIown In LIe
nexL dIuIog box. TIe
LIme Lo generuLe reporLs
Is cuL down ImmedIuLeIy.
No underIyIng knowI-
edge oI LIe duLubuse
sLrucLure Is requIred.
ReporLIng
11 ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

WIen depIoyIng soILwure Lo your users or compuLers, you wunL IL Lo Luke LIe
mosL eIIIcIenL rouLe possIbIe. Any munugemenL LooI wIII Luke LIe dIIIIcuIL Lusk
oI soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon und muke IL eusIer. However, LIe decIsIon poInL
sIouId noL jusL be ubouL eusIng LIe cIore, buL ruLIer, exumInIng LIe ongoIng
eIIIcIency oI LIe process.
¡n LIe cuse oI soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon, MIcrosoIL`s SMS
Lukes u ruLIer sLruIgILIorwurd upproucI Lo workIng
ouL LIe probIem oI geLLIng puckuges dIsLrIbuLed Lo
cIIenLs. SpecIIIcuIIy, specIuI SMS ¨dIsLrIbuLIon serv-
ers¨ receIve u IocuI copy oI LIe puckuge.
TIere cun be muILIpIe dIsLrIbuLIon servers wILIIn u
¨sILe¨ (deIIned us u pIuce wILI u IusL ¡P neLwork).
TIere Is onIy one mujor soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon opLImI-
zuLIon wILI SMS. ¡IrsL, II u dIsLrIbuLIon server IIes In
unoLIer sILe, SMS Lukes u besL-eIIorL upproucI Lo IIrsL
compressIng LIe duLu beIore LrunsmILLIng IL Lo LIe
LurgeL dIsLrIbuLIon server.
TIe gouI Is Ior cIIenLs Lo IocuLe LIe cIosesL SMS dIsLrI-
buLIon server Irom wIIcI Lo puII LIe puckuge. UnIorLunuLeIy, In order Lo uIwuys be ubIe Lo do
LIIs wILI u roumIng IupLop cIIenL, LIe AcLIve DIrecLory scIemu needs Lo be popuIuLed wILI Iocu-
LIon duLu. To do LIIs, SMS musL IIrsL exLend LIe AcLIve DIrecLory scIemu wILI u non-reversIbIe
und permunenL cIunge. You cun see LIIs requIremenL In LIe SMS InsLuIIuLIon puge.
AILer LIe cIIenL IocuLes LIe dIsLrIbuLIon server, LIe soILwure Is downIouded. RecuII LIuL LIere ure
Lwo cIIenL Lypes: LIe ¡egucy CIIenL (Ior WIndows NT) und LIe Advunced CIIenL (Ior WIndows
zooo und IIgIer). OnIy LIe Advunced CIIenL Is cupubIe oI LIroLLIIng LIe bundwIdLI use wIen
downIoudIng u soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon puckuge. AddILIonuIIy, onIy LIe Advunced CIIenL Is cupubIe
oI perIormIng u ¨cIeckpoInL resLurL,¨ wIIcI Is meunL Lo resume LIe downIoud wIere IL IeIL oII
sIouId LIe connecLIon suddenIy become unuvuII-
ubIe. BoLI ucLIons ure IucIIILuLed by LIe Advunced
CIIenL on LIe cIIenL sysLem, wIIcI Ieveruges MI-
crosoIL`s Buckground ¡nIormuLIon TrunsIer Ser-
vIce (B¡TS.) However, In order Lo muke use oI
B¡TS, LIe SMS dIsLrIbuLIon server needs Lo Iuve
MIcrosoIL ¡nLerneL ¡nIormuLIon ServIces (¡¡S)
InsLuIIed und enubIed. AddILIonuIIy, LIe WebDAV
exLensIons Ior ¡¡S Ior WIndows Server zoo¸ musL
be enubIed. TIese Lwo crILerIu mIgIL muke Ior un
unuccepLubIe securILy rIsk In some envIronmenLs.
TIe dIsLrIbuLIon urcIILecLure Is IIIusLruLed In LIe
dIugrum.

SoILwure
DIsLrIbuLIon
EIIIcIency

1z ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

TIe SMS upproucI Lo soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon Is sLruIgILIorwurd, buL noL LIe
mosL eIIIcIenL. ¡or u cIIenL compuLer Lo receIve u puckuge, IL needs Lo Iuve u
dIsLrIbuLIon server seL up In udvunce wILIIn LIe IocuI sILe boundury. ¡I u dIsLrI-
buLIon server Isn`L Iound wILIIn LIe cIIenL`s IocuI sILe boundury, LIe sysLem wIII
noL downIoud LIe soILwure over u sIow IInk. TIereIore, LIe SMS soILwure dIs-
LrIbuLIon mecIunIsm Is uL ILs mosL opLImuI onIy wIen u dIsLrIbuLIon server Is
seL up In udvunce uL every IocuLIon LIuL Ius IusL connecLIvILy.
OI course, ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 cun supporL sImpIe downIouds be-
Lween u server und u cIIenL. However, IL cun Ieveruge uddILIonuI buIIL-In LecI-
noIogIes Lo ensure LIuL LIe soILwure dIsLrIbuLIon process Is sLreumIIned und
eIIIcIenL wIen LIere Is u need Lo servIce muny cIIenLs. ¡n boLI cuses, LIe need
Lo seL up specIIIc servers In udvunce Is removed.
Whç dounlocd the pcclcçe cçcin cnd cçcin jor ecch client?
WILI LANÐesk Turgeted Molticust technology, you cun use u
Lemporury subneL represenLuLIve Lo IuncLIon us u muILIcusL server.
TIIs mucIIne receIves LIe puckuge downIoud und LIen muILIcusLs IL Lo
LurgeL cIIenLs on LIe subneL. TIIs subneL represenLuLIve cun be se-
IecLed eILIer munuuIIy or uuLomuLIcuIIy (bused on Ioud).
Whç dounlocd ccross c subnet, ij çour neiçhbor hcs uhct çou need?
WILI LANÐesk Peer Ðownloud technology, you cun Ieveruge
cucIed InsLuIIuLIons oI soILwure Irom u peer cIIenL compuLer on LIe
sume subneL. AdmInIsLruLors cun InsLrucL cIIenLs Lo Iook IIrsL Ior
puckuges In LIe cucIe oI compuLers on LIe IocuI subneL. ¡I LIe puck-
uge Is noL Iound, LIen LIe cIIenL puIIs IL Irom u dIsLrIbuLIon poInL.
BoLI LecInoIogIes represenL un enormous bundwIdLI suvIngs over LrudILIonuI
UnIcusL downIouds wIere eucI cIIenL
needs Lo downIoud u copy oI LIe duLu
Irom u dIsLrIbuLIon server, wIIcI
couId be eILIer on LIe sume subneL or
on dIIIerenL subneLs.
TIe besL news oI uII Is LIuL ubsoIuLeIy
no rouLer reconIIguruLIon needs Lo
occur In order Lo Luke udvunLuge oI
¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8`s muI-
LIcusLIng LecInoIogy. TIe LurgeL soIL-
wure Is deIIvered by UnIcusL Lo LIe
subneL, LIen sImpIy muILIcusL Irom
LIere.
TIe urcIILecLure Is IIIusLruLed In LIe
IIgure.
SoILwure
DIsLrIbuLIon
EIIIcIency
(conLInued)
1¸ ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

One oI LIe responsIbIIILIes oI u sysLems udmInIsLruLor Is Lo perIorm on-
goIng muInLenunce. ¡deuIIy, you`II wunL LIe LIme spenL on LIese cIores
Lo be mInImIzed so LIuL you cun move on Lo more ImporLunL Lusks.
TIereIore, wIen consIderIng u munugemenL soIuLIon, you`II wunL Lo
consIder LIe umounL oI ongoIng muInLenunce InvoIved.
TIe ongoIng muInLenunce oI MIcrosoIL SMS Is u consIderubIe eIIorL.
TIere ure muILIpIe cuLegorIes oI muInLenunce Lo consIder Ior uny SMS
depIoymenL:
DuIIy und ongoIng muInLenunce Lusks perIormed uuLomuLIcuIIy
DuIIy muInLenunce Lusks perIormed munuuIIy
DuIIy monILorIng Lusks perIormed munuuIIy
WeekIy muInLenunce Lusks perIormed uuLomuLIcuIIy
MonLIIy muInLenunce Lusks perIormed munuuIIy
TIe SMS AdmInIsLruLors GuIde Ius ¸; puges devoLed Lo undersLundIng
LIe nuunces oI LIese Lusks. Muny oI LIe Lusks requIre u munuuI ¨cIeck
up¨ Lo see II LIe Lusks run successIuIIy durIng LIeIr uppoInLed LIme.
OLIer Lusks requIre munuuI InLerucLIon dIrecLIy wILI LIe SQ¡ Server
duLubuse. ¡n uII, keepIng SMS muInLuIned cun be u job In und oI ILseII.
¡n conLrusL, ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 Ius onIy one uuLomuLed
muInLenunce Lusk. TIIs Is u busIc InvenLory cIeunup uLIIILy LIuL removes
ouLduLed enLrIes. ¡L sImpIy runs every nIgIL Lo uuLomuLIcuIIy scun LIe
duLubuse und cIeun IL up. OLIer LIun LIuL, onIy normuI duLubuse muInLe-
nunce sIouId be perIormed us recommended by LIe munuIucLurer oI
LIe duLubuse progrum, sucI us MIcrosoIL or OrucIe.
OngoIng
MuInLenunce
1q ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

WIen mukIng u decIsIon ubouL u munugemenL LecInoIogy, LIe busIness decI-
sIon muker sIouId consIder uII uspecLs oI LIe busIness LIuL couId Ieveruge
munugemenL.
SpecIIIcuIIy, you`II wunL Lo be sure LIuL LIe munugemenL LecInoIogy you sLun-
durdIze on Loduy Is IIexIbIe enougI provIde uddILIonuI IuncLIonuIILy Lo soIve
LIe uddILIonuI cIuIIenges you muy Iuce. AddILIonuIIy, you`II wunL Lo ensure LIuL
LIe LecInoIogy seumIessIy InLegruLes InLo LIe overuII munugemenL LooI you`ve
cIosen. You don`L wunL Lo Iuve muILIpIe munugemenL consoIes Lo uddress
wIen you cun Iuve everyLIIng you need uII In one pIuce.
RIgIL now, SMS Ius onIy LIIrd-purLy LooIs Lo enIunce ILs core ubIIILIes. How-
ever, ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 Ius u IuII compIemenL oI LecInoIogIes
uvuIIubIe Lo soIve reuI-worId munugemenL cIuIIenges Loduy. And, LIey uII InLe-
gruLe InLo LIe cenLruI ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 consoIe wILI LIe sume,
IumIIIur user InLerIuce.

SysLem
ExLensIbIIILy
LANÐesk
Putch Munuger
PuLcI Munuger provIdes uuLomuLed vuInerubIIILy us-
sessmenL, puLcI downIoud, puLcI reseurcI, cusLom
vuInerubIIILyJpuLcI deIInILIons, poIIcy-bused puLcI
muInLenunce, und puLcI sLuLus reporLIng.
LANÐesk
Asset Munuger
AsseL Munuger provIdes exLended usseL LruckIng und
conLroI Ior non-dIscoverubIe und non-compuLer usseLs.
LANÐesk
System
Munuger
SysLem Munuger provIdes reuI-LIme perIormunce
monILorIng und uIerLIng perIormunce monILorIng, us
weII us securILy uIerLIng.
LANÐesk
Hundheld
Munuger
HundIeId Munuger udds InvenLory und soILwure dIs-
LrIbuLIon supporL Ior PockeLPC IundIeId compuLers,
und InvenLory supporL Ior PuIm compuLers usIng LIe
sume LooIs und U¡ us oLIer cIIenLs.
LANÐesk
Connectors
ConnecLors InLegruLe ¡ANDesk InvenLory und remoLe
conLroI IeuLures Irom your currenL MunugemenL SuILe
InsLuIIuLIon dIrecLIy InLo enLerprIse munugemenL und
IeIpdesk consoIes Irom HP OpenVIew, ¡BM TIvoII,
PeregrIne, und Remedy.
1¸ ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

TIe cosLs oI pIunnIng, ImpIemenLIng, muInLuInIng, und InLerucLIng wILI LIe LooI ure uII LIe
Lrue reoccurrIng cosLs ussocIuLed wILI u munugemenL InIrusLrucLure. To LIuL end, LIe decI-
sIon mukers und LIe ongoIng muInLenunce sLuII sIouId Luke u Iurd Iook uL wIuL IL wIII cosL
Ior Iurdwure, ongoIng muInLenunce, und LIe duy-Lo-duy usuge oI your cIosen munugemenL
LecInoIogy.
¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 IeLs you geL sLurLed rIgIL uwuy wILIouL requIrIng un InLense
umounL oI pIunnIng. You cun sImpIy grow InLo IL us needed. Don`L IorgeL LIuL LIe sooner you
cun geL sLurLed munugIng your sysLems, LIe sooner your overuII cosLs wIII be reduced.
TIIs puper demonsLruLes severuI key uvenues wIere ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 Ius
boLI process und eIIIcIency ImprovemenLs over LIe compeLILIon. Here`s u quIck summury oI
LIe dIscussed poInLs wIere ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 succeeds over SMS:
¡euLure seL: Sume core IeuLure seL us SMS (mInus LIe PuLcI MunugemenL). However,
¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 udds muILIpIe cIIenL Lypes, Wuke-on-¡AN LecInoIogy,
bure-meLuI InsLuIIs, soILwure depIoymenL eIIIcIency, und more.
ArcIILecLure: SLreumIIned Lo enubIe LIe ImpIemenLer Lo geL sLurLed rIgIL uwuy und
grow us needed. Eusy pIunnIng modeI Ior growLI eIImInuLes LIe guesswork Ior expun-
sIon.
CIIenL operuLIons: OngoIng operuLIons wILI your cIIenLs sIouId be u sImpIe process.
You sIouIdn`L Iuve Lo Ieurn InLrIcuLe deLuIIs oI your munugemenL LooI Lo guIn cIIenL
conLroI.
MunugIng cIIenL sysLems: ¡I you Iuve more LIun jusL WIndows NT, WIndows zooo, und
WIndows XP cIIenLs-Ior exumpIe, II you Iuve MucInLosI, ¡Inux, WIndows qx, or even
modern WIndows cIIenLs wILI LIe NeLWure cIIenL-you`II need u pIuLIorm LIuL cun Iun-
dIe LIese sysLems.
ReporLs und querIes: You`II wunL your InLerucLIons wILI your common Lusks Lo be us
eIIIcIenL us possIbIe. You don`L wunL Lo Iuve Lo Ieurn SQ¡ jusL Lo creuLe u cusLom reporL.
SoILwure depIoymenL eIIIcIency: ¡nsLeud oI pre-pIunnIng und pIucIng cosLIy soILwure
dIsLrIbuLIon servers, you cun uLIIIze cIIenL sysLems Lo do LIe sume job. TIen, use muILI-
cusLIng LecInoIogy Lo deIIver LIe puckuge once Lo muny cIIenLs.
MuInLenunce: OngoIng muInLenunce Lusks sIouId be seII-governIng und requIre us IILLIe
munuuI InLerucLIon us possIbIe.
ExpunsIon: Your munugemenL LooI sIouId grow wILI you us your needs expund.
TIese process und eIIIcIency ureus wIII generuLe un overuII IIgIer uLIIIzuLIon oI u munuge-
menL LooI und un overuII Iower LoLuI cosL. ¡n uII, you`II Iuve u more munugeubIe enLerprIse
wILI u robusL IeuLure seL Ior growLI.
DownIoud und evuIuuLe u LrIuI versIon oI ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 - und see Ior your-
seII LIuL enLerprIse munugemenL doesn`L Iuve Lo be dIIIIcuIL Lo be powerIuI.

ConcIusIons
16 ¡ANDesk MunugemenL SuILe 8 und MIcrosoIL SMS zoo¸

Jeremy MoskowILz, MCSE, MCSA, Is LIe CIIeI PropeIIer-Heud
Ior MoskowILz, Inc. (www.moskowILz-Inc.com) us IndependenL
consuILunL und LruIner Ior WIndows LecInoIogIes. He runs
www.GPunswers.com, u communILy Iorum Ior peopIe Lo geL
LIeIr LougIesL Group PoIIcy quesLIons unswered.
He cun be Iound speukIng uL ¡T conIerences und InsIde corpo-
ruLIons uII over LIe worId. He Ius uuLIored or co-uuLIored sIx
books, IncIudIng Tecch Yourselj Windous zooo Serter in z(
Hours (SAMS) (LrunsIuLed InLo u dozen Iunguuges), LIe IIgIIy
uccIuImed Group Policç, Projiles, cnd IntelliMirror (Sybex),
und Windous zoo¸: Actite Directorç Administrction Essen-
ticls (WIndows & .NeL MuguzIne).
SInce becomIng one oI LIe worId's IIrsL MCSEs on boLI WIn-
dows NT und WIndows zooo, Ie Ius perIormed AcLIve DIrec-
Lory, Group PoIIcy, und WIndows InIrusLrucLure pIunnIng Ior
some oI LIe nuLIon's IurgesL orgunIzuLIons.
Jeremy IrequenLIy conLrIbuLes Lo boLI Windous cnd .Net
Mcçczine (soon to be Windous IT Pro Mcçczine) und Micro-
sojt Certijied Projessioncl Mcçczine (soon to be REDMDND
Mcçczine).

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