SMS setup guide

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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...
Question by:1stITMAN
    LVL 1

    Expert Comment

    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?

    LVL 19

    Author Comment

    Well I thought well from my view you would need active directory to deploy the patches???
    Users dont login to windows 2000??
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    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!


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

    Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

    NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
    Outlook Free & Paid Tools
    Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

    779 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now