University of Iowa Implementation and use of SMS…

I had the pleasure of talking to folks from the University of IA about their current implementation of SMS 2003.  SMS 2003 is a central part of their systems management process they call “Enterprise Client Management”.  More information about their setup can be found here:  http://spa.its.uiowa.edu/ecm/. What really makes their implementation great is that it…

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Configuring AD groups to be targets of Software Distribution

So, Michael Greene, an Account Technology Specialist out of MN for Education sent me the following SMS tip that you might find useful.  Pretty nice as it allows a way for users of SMS to initate software distribution simply by adding machines to AD groups which are targets of SMS collections which would have Advertisements…

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Having MOM alert you by voice, alarms, lights, etc., etc.

I have been asked afew times by my customers of ways outside of sending email (or pager emails) to get MOM alerts when stuff happens.  My usual response to this if something along the lines of: “Well, with the SDK and clever command line utilities, you can have MOM alert you however you wish…”  Recently,…

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SMS Sites with IP address ranges/individual IP’s as boundaries…

So, in reading through the “Advanced Client Roaming’ whitepaper (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=37ac2246-453a-4418-b026-f7140a6fce3c&displaylang=en), I happened upon this section:   You do not need site boundaries if you do not have Legacy Clients (and if you are not using the automated Client Push Installation method). In fact, if you delete your site boundaries, any Legacy Clients will remove SMS…

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My first entry!!!

Testing 1, 2, 3…

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