Managing Microsoft System Management Server 2003


This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). Students will learn how to configure SMS components and how to manage the ongoing operations of an SMS infrastructure.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Completed Course 2272, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Course 2277, Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services or equivalent knowledge
  • System administrator–level working knowledge of:
    • ® Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows based personal computers
    • ® TCP/IP networking
    • ® SQL Server™
    • ® Active Directory® directory service


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and infrastructure of Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS)
  • Explore the SMS Site Architecture
  • Deploy SMS clients
  • Discover SMS resources
  • Collect inventory and monitor software usage
  • Query and report data
  • Distribute software
  • Implement Software Update Tools
  • Use SMS Remote Tools for client support
  • Work with SMS Hierarchies
  • Perform site maintenance, backup, and recovery tasks.

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