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  • Blog Post: How to implement SQL 2005 on SMS 2003 and MOM 2005

    Both SMS and MOM require SQL server as a data store solution. As SQL 2005 is released for several months, you may have request to implement SQL 2005 for SMS and MOM. To prevent all potential upgrade issue and ensure the productive SMS and MOM work well after SQL 2005, I listed the pre-requirement list...
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    If you have not gotten word by other means, SMS 2003 SP3 has shipped and is available on the web for download here ! There has however been some confusion over the SMS 2003 R2 product in conjunction with the SP3 release which I hope is cleared up by the following. SMS 2003 R2 remains a distinct...
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    SMS Advanced Client push installation consists of three main phases. These are: Pre-installation phase - The SMS Client Configuration Manager connects to the target client and verifies the client's operating system and client information. The client installation source files are copied, and then...
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    As mentioned before in the newsletter, ITMU (SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates) should be upgraded to version 3 now as lower versions will not detect new software updates from March 2007. This is becoming a hot issue recently, so some customers may still not be aware of this. Thus, It’s necessary...
  • Blog Post: Recent Common SMS Support Issues

    We’d like to bring you attention to three recently released Knowledge Base articles which address some common issues SMS support has seen as of late. The first involves the Patchinstall.exe program and how it may be successfully invoked. This article should help you spot a potential incorrect call...
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