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can i use MS system management server to push application to pcs on teh network?

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i've got a network with pcs in it that are running either Win 2k or Win xp.

can i use MS's System Management Server to remotely install applications to all the machines on the network?

i don't want to have to install 50 copies of software on 50 different machines... can i push installs to the machines using SMS?

i know if i had active directory running locally i could do it that way - but i'm not in control of the domain controller - and its an old NT 4 box.

i was thinking i could stand up an SMS server - and manage the software installs accross the network that way.  Would that work?
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Ken,

Yes you can definitely use SMS for software distribution... it is recommended by Microsoft rather than Group policy for software deployment.  You can also use it along with SUS for patch deployment.

If you already purchased SMS then that is the way to go

Start at Microsoft's page

http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/

You are on the right track,  nice work!!

Thanks
Mike

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