SMS setup guide

Well I hope this is fairly straight forward for everyone..

I have nearly setup most user on windows 2000 pc's at the moment I have problem with remote patching...
I would like to setup SMS but I thing I may have hit a big problem..
Users currently login on to novell Netware servers... So they are actually authenticating to Netware.
We have Windows server that acts as the DHCP and DNS..
How would I go about deploying SMS in this environment..
Thanks hope there is enough info...
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationAsked:
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Hmmm... not sure where the hang up is, meaning I don't see any immediate problems.

I'm pretty sure SMS 2.0 SP 5 is Netware aware, but I've never used those features.

If it's resource discovery you are concerned about, you could use network discovery versus login discovery to populate your database.

So what specifically are you concerned about?

Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationAuthor Commented:
Well I thought well from my view you would need active directory to deploy the patches???
Users dont login to windows 2000??
AD  not required.  We've been using SMS for 6+ years, only two or so with AD.  SMS can be set up to run advertisements against SMS defined collections, completely unrelated to AD.

If you want to distribute patches via SMS, you should pick up the SUS feature pack for use with SMS 2.0.

Alternatively, you could go with SMS 2003 which has it built in.

Or, of course, just use the non-SMS version of SUS Server (which is or soon will be replaced with Windows Update I think)

I highly recommend getting some good SMS reading material though.  It is a many many headed beast that digs deep into your System.

Good Luck!


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