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Obtaining Required Components for SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates

Published: August 5, 2005

The Microsoft SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) requires additional components that Microsoft supplies. These components are described in detail in the product documentation included with the tool. See the SMS ITMU preinstallation guide for detailed instructions on how to deploy these requirements to your SMS environment. The download package for SMS 2003 ITMU contains all required components to successfully run the new inventory tool.

The following list identifies the required Microsoft components and links to sites where you can obtain them:

  • Knowledge Base Article 901034. Contains a new SMS Advanced Client and a management point update to support the new status messages for SMS 2003 ITMU. It contains a site server update for management points and the latest SMS Advanced Client. Installing this update on the server extracts the new client.msi ready for distribution. This client.msi is only required on SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients. SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later clients already support ITMU.
  • Knowledge Base Article 900401. Provides a fix for a problem where the SMS 2003 Administrator Console reports display incorrect data. This fix is already included in SMS 2003 SP2 or later installations.
  • Knowledge Base Article 900257. Corrects a problem with a delay in the Distribute Software Updates Wizard. This fix is already included in SMS 2003 SP2 or later installations.
  • Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2). Windows Installer is required to support MSI updates that have an MSP file extension.
  • Windows Update Agent A default installation results in the Windows Update Agent being installed once as a dependent program for the inventory tool, so in most circumstances you do not need to deploy this separately.


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