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Systems Management Server 2003 Product Documentation

Updated: May 17, 2007

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Learn About SMSLearn About SMS

Customize SMSCustomize SMS

Plan and Deploy SMSPlan and Deploy SMS

Distribute SoftwareDistribute Software

Create a ReportCreate a Report

Deploy Software UpdatesDeploy Software Updates

Monitor Desired ConfigurationsMonitor Desired Configurations

Secure SMSSecure SMS

Administer SMSAdminister SMS

Troubleshoot SMSTroubleshoot SMS

Backup and Restore SMSBackup and Restore SMS

Understand RoamingUnderstand Roaming

Learn About SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
SMS 2003 Asset Intelligence Help Download the Help fileMay 15, 2007
SMS 2003 Supported Configurations for SP3 Read OnlineJune 5, 2009
SMS 2003 Supported Configurations for SP2 Read OnlineMarch 17, 2006
SMS 2003 Supported Configurations for SP1 Read OnlineFebruary 16, 2005
What's New in SMS 2003 SP2 Read this Guide OnlineFebruary 27, 2006
What's New in SMS 2003 SP1 Read this Guide OnlineJanuary 21, 2004
SMS 2003 Administrator's Companion Order the BookJanuary 21, 2004
SMS 2003 Concepts Guide Read this Guide OnlineJune 6, 2006
SMS 2003 Reviewer's Guide Download the GuideOctober 22, 2003

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Customize SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
SMS Scripting Guide Download the Guide
Read Online
March 28, 2005
SMS Scripts on the Script Center Script Repository Read OnlineMarch 28, 2005
SMS 2003 SP1 Software Development Kit (SDK) v3.1 Download the SDKJuly 22, 2005
SMS Technical FAQs Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
SMS Scripting: MMS Lab Exercises for Automating SMS Tasks Download the Exercises
Read Online
June 27, 2005

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Plan and Deploy SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
SMS 2003 SP3 Upgrade Checklist Download the GuideMay 10, 2007
SMS 2003 SP2 Upgrade Checklist Download the Guide
Read Online
February 27, 2006
SMS 2003 SP1 Upgrade Checklist Download the Checklist
February 16, 2005
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003 SP2: Planning and Deployment Download the GuideFebruary 27, 2006
SMS 2003 SP3 Operations Release Notes Download the GuideMay 10, 2007
SMS 2003 SP3 Installation Release Notes Download the GuideMay 10, 2007
SMS 2003 SP2 Operations Release Notes Download the GuideFebruary 27, 2006
SMS 2003 SP1 Installation and Operational Release Notes Download the Document
Read Online
September 10, 2004
SMS 2003 Capacity Planner Download the Tool and GuideJuly 19, 2004
SMS Technical FAQ: Planning and Deployment Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
Active Directory Schema Modification and Publication Download the White PaperFebruary 2, 2004

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Distribute Software

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Deploying Office 2007 with SMS 2003 R2 White Paper Download the White PaperJanuary 22, 2007
Deploying Exchange 2003 Offline Address Book using SMS 2003 SP1 Read OnlineFebruary 27, 2006
Deploying Windows Server 2003 SP1 with SMS 2003 Download the Whitepaper
Read Online
August 1, 2005
Deploying Windows XP SP2 with SMS 2003 or 2.0 Download the White Paper
Read Online
September 24, 2004
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management Download the GuideSeptember 16, 2004
SMS Technical FAQ: Software Distribution and Packaging Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
Windows Installer Source Location Manager Download the White PaperFebruary 3, 2004
Using Microsoft SMS 2003 to Distribute Microsoft Office 2003 Read OnlineNovember 11, 2004

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Create a Report

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Using SMS 2003 SQL Views to Create Custom Reports Download the Guide
Read Online
August 28, 2006
SMS Technical FAQ: Reporting Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
SMS 2003 Operations Guide Download the Guide
Read Online
October 22, 2003

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Deploy Software Updates

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Video: Using the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates Watch the VideoSept 15, 2005
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management Download the GuideSeptember 16, 2004
SMS Technical FAQ: Software Updates Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
SMS 2003 Software Update Management to Mobile Computers Download the White PaperApril 15, 2004
Desktop Patch Management with SMS 2003 Read OnlineFebruary 16, 2004
Deploying Software Updates Using the SMS Software Distribution Feature Read OnlineApril 7, 2004
SMS 2003 R2 Catalog and Software Update Security Validation Dialog Read Online 

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Monitor Desired Configurations

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring Read OnlineNovember 15, 2005

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Secure SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003: Security Download the Guide
September 16, 2004
SMS Technical FAQ: Security Read OnlineApril 30, 2004

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Administer SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Managing Duplicate GUIDs in SMS 2003 Download the WhitepaperJuly 21, 2005
Configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Replication for a SMS 2003 Management Point Download the White PaperDecember 21, 2004
SMS 2003 Management Pack Guide for MOM Download the Guide
Read Online
September 22, 2004
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003: Maintenance, Backup, and Recovery Download the Guide
Read Online
September 10, 2004
SMS 2003 SP1 Operations Release Notes Download the Document
Read Online
September 10, 2004
SMS Technical FAQs Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
SMS 2003 Operations Guide Download the Guide
Read Online
October 22, 2003

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Troubleshoot SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
SMS 2003 SP1 Status Message Documentation Download the SpreadsheetOctober 12, 2004
SMS Technical FAQs Read OnlineApril 30, 2004
Troubleshooting Flowcharts Download the Flowcharts
Read Online
April 15, 2004
Troubleshooting Management Points for SMS 2003 Read Online
Download the White Paper
June 30, 2005

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Backup and Restore SMS

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
Scenarios and Procedures for SMS 2003: Maintenance, Backup, and Recovery Download the Guide
Read Online
September 10, 2004
SMS Technical FAQ: Backup and Recovery Read OnlineApril 30, 2004

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Understand Roaming

TitleAvailabilityRelease Date
SMS 2003 Configuration and Operation of Advanced Client Roaming Download the White PaperJuly 28, 2004
SMS Roaming Demo Watch the DemoJune 2, 2004


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