Hardware and Software Asset Intelligence
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) brings organizations full lifecycle support for Microsoft’s latest platform including software distribution, update services and inventory are available to the Vista client.
Adding optional capabilities to enhance the software and hardware inventory functionalities provided in SMS 2003, SP3 provides information to help organizations to make better business decisions about their IT assets. Through a new library of over 400,000 software titles, SMS 2003 SP3 provides an option to augment existing SMS inventory capabilities with deeper asset intelligence. SMS SP3 provides rich reporting about installed applications and hardware enabling better license reporting, software consolidation and upgrade planning.
In addition, SMS SP3 introduces X64 architecture support for your high performance platforms. Read the datasheet for more information.
License Reporting: New reports enable comparison of Microsoft applications installed with licenses purchased as well as how those titles were obtained (for example: volume licensing, retail, or OEM) for better optimization of software use across the organization and fewer unutilized applications.
Software Consolidation: View applications by category to better see how many different applications with similar functions and versions are deployed in the organization and make consolidations. The result is accelerated application standardization, a more streamlined support structure, and the ability to maximize volume discounts from software vendors.
Upgrade Planning: Identify core and non-core applications in order to understand what applications require migration to the new environment. Software consolidation aids upgrade planning by reducing the number of applications that need compatibility testing. Identify hardware assets that need upgrading based on comparisons to published operating system hardware requirements. The result is more efficient planning and streamlined execution for upgrading users to Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Full Windows Vista Support
Deploy Windows Vista with the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack update. Manage it post-deployment with SMS 2003 via SMS 2003 SP3 as you would Windows XP or another operating system. With SMS SP3, administrators can:
Deploy Windows Vista updates
Deploy applications to Windows Vista client computers
Perform software and hardware inventory for Windows Vista client computers
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista.
Please see the SMS 2003 System Requirements page for detailed requirements.
Download SMS 2003 Service Pack 3
Download SMS 2003 SP3 for the latest rollup of hotfixes for increased systems security, reliability, and performance, as well as new features to simplify systems manageability.
Upgrade edition : Upgrade to SMS 2003 SP3
SMS 2003 SP3 Documentation
Read the following online documentation for SMS 2003 SP3.
What's New in SMS 2003 Service Pack 3
This document details enhancements, system requirements and support of SMS 2003 SP3.
SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 Upgrade Checklist
This document details the requirements and procedure for upgrading to SMS 2003 SP3.
SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 Installation Release Notes
This document describes issues observed while installing SMS SP3 and provides workaround procedures where available.