System Management Server

System Management Server

(operating system)
(SMS) Software used by Microsoft Windows NT system administrators to manage personal computers on any size network. SMS can distribute software to desktops from one central location, detect every machine on the network, track software and hardware configurations, send key information back to a central database, and perform other tasks.

http://microsoft.com/ntserver/management/exec/overview/sms.asp.
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(1) Upgraded system administration functions in software installed on the virtual PC thin client system management server automatically adjust the number of virtual PC servers operating to meet the workload needs of end users.
Fairfax County hopes to tackle this issue with the implementation of Microsoft System Management Server, which will allow IT administrators to take an inventory of programs on any individual computer remotely, and handle upgrades and other technical support.
They also can perform workstation administration functions, including initiating Microsoft System Management Server jobs, during the logon process.
Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment Using Windows Installer is particularly useful because most software deployment technologies, including Microsoft's System Management Server, and those that are published by companies such as Marimba, Tivoli, Novell, Novadigm, and Altiris, take advantage of the Windows Installer Technology.
In the area of asset management, the division is currently implementing Microsoft System Management Server 2.0.
Web Administrator +Plus from Computing Edge, provides an interface to Microsoft's System Management Server via any Web browser, including taking control over an SMS-enabled client.

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