Using the SMS Status System

The Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 status system monitors and reports the overall state of SMS sites and hierarchies. You use this tool to assess the health of your SMS system. You view continual site checkups that make you aware of the functional status of your site, be notified of problems before they become critical, and discover the source of problems that do occur.

Because the SMS status system has already been configured to provide you with the important data you require to troubleshoot your SMS sites, most of this chapter explains how the status system works.

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  • Understanding Status Messages

  • Interpreting System Status

  • Configuring the SMS Status System

  • Using the SMS Status System with the Windows Event Log

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