I have compiled a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are specifically related to Microsoft's Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.
As all SMS administrators know, it is extremely difficult to keep track of every article that Microsoft releases for each version of its product. After all, a new one is released for a particular version weekly (if not daily). Also when we run into an SMS problem that we're not familiar with, we have to search through Microsoft's Knowledge Base to try and narrow down the list of possible resolutions.
That's why I've taken the time to not only centralize these articles, but also organize them into the following categories: site administration, software updates, SMS clients and administrator console.
This document will be updated as Microsoft releases new articles. However, this cannot be effectively accomplished without the help of my fellow SMS brethren. If you become aware of an article that you think should be added to the list, please send me the information pertaining to it. This also applies to previously released articles that I've missed and did not include in the document.
Hopefully, what I've put together will benefit you as it has me.
Microsoft SMS 2003 Articles.zip:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark Serafine is a contractor through Abacus Technology for the Defense Department at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. As a member of the Air Education and Training Command's NOSC SMS team, he and his coworkers oversee 14 primary sites throughout 12 Air Force bases -- with a combined total of approximately 70,000 client resources.
This article first appeared in myITforum, the premier online destination for IT professionals responsible for managing their corporations' Microsoft Windows systems. The centerpiece of myITforum.com is a collection of member forums where IT professionals actively exchange technical tips, share their expertise, and download utilities that help them better manage their Windows environments, specifically Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). It is part of the TechTarget network of Web sites. To register for the site and sign up for the myITforum daily newsletter, click here.
This was first published in December 2004