There used to be no way to manage your Microsoft System Management Server (SMS) 2003 clients from the command line. Luckily, you can harness the power and flexibility of Windows PowerShell to solve that problem.

For the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Don Brown wrote a collection of six Windows PowerShell cmdlets that enable you to configure SMS client local policy from Windows PowerShell for the local machine or groups of remote machines.

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