Microsoft Documentation in Alternative Formats

Obtaining Documentation for SMS 2003 Microsoft product documentation is available in print, online, and electronic formats. You can access the official SMS 2003 product page at You should regularly check the SMS Web site at for updates to important technical references and product documentation. To access product documentation and other technical resources, see the Online Library, which is available from the SMS Program Group or SMS Administrator console. For more information, see the Getting...

How clients find distribution points

The information that is associated with an advertised program includes a list of the distribution points that clients can use to obtain the necessary package source files. Legacy Clients chose a random distribution point from that list. If the Legacy Client roams to another site, it can continue to use the distribution points at its assigned site. The Advanced Client uses a management point to find a distributions point for an advertised program. When the Advanced Client roams, it is typically...

Initiating a Program File at the Client

This section describes three techniques for initiating a program file at the client computer that installs the Advanced Client Logon Script-initiated Client Installation Logon Script-initiated Client Installation Use Logon Script-initiated Client Installation (Capinst.exe) to discover and install Advanced Clients when users log on. Capinst.exe is located in the Client i386 folder in the SMS_< site code> shared folder on the SMS site server. It is also available on the SMS 2003 CD in the...

System Requirements and Supported Platforms

This section describes system requirements and supported platforms for SMS site servers, site systems, and clients. If you are upgrading from a previous version of SMS, you must be running SMS 2.0 Service Pack 4 or later. Also, SMS 2.0 sites that report to the upgraded site must be running SMS 2.0 SP4 or later before the parent site is upgraded to SMS 2003. For more information about upgrading, see Chapter 11, Planning an Upgrade, and Chapter 14, Upgrading to SMS 2003. Updates to the...

Roaming and Roaming Boundaries

Some SMS Advanced Client computers are mobile, moving from one network segment to another. For example, roaming occurs when you remove a laptop from its network connection at work and plug it into a dial-up connection (or other Internet service provider connection) in your home or elsewhere. Roaming also occurs when you unplug your laptop from its network connection in your office, walk down the hallway to a conference room, and connect the laptop to your organization's wireless network using a...

Using Advanced Client Installer

This section describes using Ccmsetup.exe to invoke the Advanced Client Installer. The Advanced Client Installer works in the background in all Advanced Client installations, regardless of the SMS deployment method that you use. Ccmsetup.exe is in the Client i386 folder of the SMS_< site code> shared folder on the SMS site server. It is also available on the SMS 2003 product CD in the SMSSetup Client i386 folder. To enable users to run it from other locations, such as domain controllers,...

SMS Client Accounts

SMS Client Accounts are accounts used to run services and processes on SMS clients. SMS Client Accounts are used in both standard security and advanced security sites. However, Advanced Clients and Legacy Clients use different client accounts. Table 5.8 provides an overview of each client account, the account's function, whether SMS creates the account automatically, and whether SMS requires the account. Provides SMS with access to install CCM Boot Loader on non-domain controllers. Provides SMS...

Tuning SQL Server

Consider performing the following tasks to improve performance Ensure that SQL Server has enough user connections You can specify this number during SMS Setup. It is recommended that you configure SQL Server for an unlimited number of user connections. This is the default value for SQL Server. The default SQL Server Memory option is set to dynamically configure SQL Server memory. This setting dynamically adjusts the amount of memory that is used based on demand. The maximum database size is...

Evaluating Active Directory Site Membership

SMS can use Active Directory site names as SMS site boundaries and roaming boundaries. One advantage to using Active Directory sites as SMS site boundaries or roaming boundaries is that when subnets are added to an Active Directory site that is contained in SMS boundaries, you do not have to add the subnets to your SMS site configuration. If the Active Directory site is added as a boundary, no further configuration in SMS is required. SMS clients in the newly added subnet are assigned to the...

Manually Add SMS Site System Roles in Windows Internet Name Service

If you do not extend the Active Directory schema for SMS, your server locator point and management points are not published to Active Directory and you must manually register the server locator point and any management points operating in a Network Load Balancing cluster in Windows Internet Name Service WINS . To have administrative rights to manage a WINS server, you must be logged on with a user account that has membership in the local WINS Users group. For Windows NT Server, you must belong...