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Managing Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). Students will learn how to configure SMS components and how to manage the ongoing operations of an SMS infrastructure.

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Praha5 27 450 CZK included in course price 50
Brno5 27 450 CZK included in course price 50
Bratislava5 650,00 EUR 268,00 EUR 50

Who is the course for

This course is intended for SMS Administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more SMS sites and all supporting systems. They have one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows® 2000 or Windows 2003 in medium to large enterprise organizations.

What we teach you

  • Describe the features and infrastructure of Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS).
  • Configure a site system.
  • Deploy SMS clients.
  • Discover SMS resources.
  • Collect inventory and monitor software usage.
  • Query and report data.
  • Distribute software.
  • Implement Software Update Tools.
  • Use SMS Remote Tools for client support.
  • Perform site maintenance, backup, and recovery tasks.

    Required skills

  • Completed Course 2272, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional, or equivalent knowledge
  • Completed Course 2277, Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services, or equivalent knowledge
  • System administrator-level working knowledge of: o Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers o TCP/IP networking o SQL Server™ o Active Directory® directory service

    Teaching methods

    Instructor-led classroom training with self-paced practical exercises in virtual environment

    Teaching materials

    The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Overview of Systems Management Server 2003
  • Where SMS Fits in the Windows Server System
  • Describing How SMS 2003 Features Provide Change and Configuration Management
  • Explaining SMS Hierarchies
  • Explaining SMS Site-to-Site Communication
  • Explaining SMS Site and Roaming Boundaries
  • Discussion: Overview of Systems Management Server 2003
  • Identifying Products in the Windows Server System
  • Describing the Features of SMS
  • Identifying SMS Site Roles
  • Identifying Site-to-Site Communication Considerations
  • Identifying SMS Site Boundaries
  • Describe the position of SMS in the Windows Server System.
  • Describe the features of SMS 2003 and how they provide change and configuration management.
  • Describe SMS site hierarchies.
  • Describe SMS site-to-site communication.
  • Describe the role of SMS site boundaries and roaming boundaries.

    Module 2: Exploring SMS Site Architecture

  • Introduction to the SMS Site Server
  • Exploring the SMS Administrator Console and the SMS 2003 Toolkit 1
  • Explaining the Role of Active Directory in SMS 2003
  • Explaining How SMS Uses Dependent Technologies
  • Discussion: Exploring SMS Site Architecture
  • Reviewing the SMS Site Server Installation Log and Verifying Installed Services
  • Exploring the SMS Administrator Console and the SMS 2003 Toolkit 1
  • Exploring the System Management Container
  • Verifying SMS Settings in WMI
  • Describe the SMS site server and its components.
  • Use the SMS Administrator console and the SMS 2003 Toolkit 1.
  • Describe how SMS uses Active Directory.
  • Describe how SMS uses dependent technologies such as Internet Information Server (IIS), BITS, WMI, and MSI.

    Module 3: Preparing to Deploy the SMS Clients

  • Introduction to the SMS Clients
  • Discovering Resources
  • Deploying the Site Systems That Support Client Installation and Client/Server Communication
  • Discussion: Preparing to Deploy the SMS Clients
  • Determining Which Clients to Deploy
  • Discovering Resources
  • Deploying the Site Systems That Support Client Installation
  • Describe the Legacy Client and Advanced Client, how to determine which SMS client to use, and how the SMS client gets assigned to a site.
  • Describe resource discovery and the methods used to discover resources.
  • Explain the guidelines to configure, deploy, and troubleshoot the site systems used by SMS to support clients.

    Module 4: Deploying SMS Clients

  • Deploying the Advanced Client
  • Deploying the Legacy Client
  • Isolating Problems When Installing SMS Clients
  • Discussion: Deploying SMS Clients
  • Installing the Advanced Client
  • Explaining the Differences Between the Installation Methods and When to Use Each Method
  • Installing the Legacy Client Using a Logon Script
  • Describing the Characteristics of the Legacy Client Installation Methods
  • Identifying the Common Causes of Installation Problems
  • Using Troubleshooting Techniques to Solve Common Installation Problems
  • Deploy the SMS Advanced Client.
  • Deploy the SMS Legacy Client.
  • Isolate problems that you might encounter during Advanced Client installation.

    Module 5: Collecting Inventory and Software Metering

  • Introduction to Inventory Collection
  • Collecting Inventory Information
  • Extending Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Software Metering
  • Discussion: Collecting Inventory and Software Metering
  • Explaining How Your Organization Can Use Inventory Collection
  • Collecting Software Inventory Information
  • Extending an Inventory Collection
  • Using the Software Metering Client Agent
  • Describe the inventory collection process.
  • Collect hardware and software inventory information.
  • Extend inventory collection.
  • Use the Software Metering Client Agent.

    Module 6: Querying and Reporting Data

  • Introduction to the Architecture of Data and Status Queries
  • Creating and Running Queries
  • Configuring and Deploying a Reporting Point
  • Configuring and Run
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