The SMS Administration Feature Pack contains four tools: the Managed Site Accounts Tool, the Transfer Site Settings Wizard, the Elevated-Rights Deployment Tool, and the SMS Web Reporting Tool. For detailed information about each, please refer to the table below and the resources listed at right.
Note: International-language versions of the Administration Feature Pack are also available, localized in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Korean, and Japanese. You can access the version you require once you have completed the registration process.
This version of the SMS Administration Feature Pack should not be used on SMS 2003 site servers.
Feature Pack Contents
Administration Feature Pack
|Transfer Site Settings Wizard|
You can use the Transfer Site Settings Wizard to copy the settings from a source site to one or more target sites. Supported settings include site configuration, package, and collection settings.
The Wizard will make the changes and, in the background, SMS will replicate the changes to each target site using its built-in replication features (just as if you made the changes on a single site using the SMS Administrator console without the Transfer Site Settings Wizard).
|Elevated Rights Deployment Tool|
The Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (also known as "RunOnce") helps you deploy applications which require local administrator rights after a system restart, such as:
Setup will create an SMS package, programs, program dependency settings and an advertisement that is preconfigured for you. Run this tool one time for each such application that requires elevated rights after a system restart (such as the Microsoft Office 2000 and Office XP System File Update). SMS will then install the application on computers that you make members of a testing Collection, allowing you to open the deployment more broadly.
Read the TechNet white paper for more information on Deploying Microsoft Office XP with SMS 2.0 to a Locked-Down Computer Running Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
|SMS Web Reporting Tool|
The SMS Web Reporting Tool provides both a general purpose reporting solution and many built-in reports based on the rich inventory data hosted by SMS.
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For the English-language version, click the link at right and save the download to your computer. Use the drop-down menu below it for any of the international-language versions.
Double-click the self-extracting executable file to open.
Run the setup package based on the system requirements—some tools require only a Systems Management Server (SMS) Administrator console; some require the SMS site server computer.
Follow the instructions presented by the setup wizard and review the release notes.