Need help on Microsoft SMS 2.0 installation

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Has anyone worked with Microsoft SMS 2.0? I am trying to make this thing work in my test environment and I couldn't get the SMS Administrator Console to show my client computer. I'm very new to this software. I have set all the settings in the Site Settings hierarchy. After this, I suppose to see my client computers in the Collections, correct? My client computers are Windows XP and 2000 Pro only but the Collection doesn't have any XP or 2K Pro. So I create one Collection for the Windows XP but it's still not working.

Any suggestion or instruction to solve this problem is greatly appreciated!

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i'm not sure what to tell you here, but I do know that you're working with
such old technology.

I'm not trying to be negative, but you may not want to spend so much
time learning all that, given that there's 2 newer versions of microsoft's
server out, and at some point I would expect that you'd be moving to
one of them. At that point you would have 0 troubles with this sort of
thing.

In your test environment, I'd be working a new installation of server2k3 instead ;)
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Thank you for the response. I guess eventually I will have to come to my senses and agree with you on that point. The instruction on installing SMS 2.0 is so bad. I mean it doesn't have, for example, start to end instruction. It's just a bunch of chapters, and I ask my self, who have the time to read 17 or something chapters!

Anyway, thanks for your input on that. I am testing a version Windows 2003 Server right now. I wasn't sure if can apply patches to client computers or not but I like to find out.

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you absolutely can! right from your management consoles. this has
been a feature of server since the 2k version. it's really nice.

set it up, so that the next time they log in, the patch installs. i love
hearing the sighs, oohs, and ahhs every time I set that up for people. :P
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Thanks! Will you point me to a direction where it shows me on how to do that in the Management Console?

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i know you want a straight answer but...

i'll let you in on my little secret with server - i use help A LOT. believe it
or not, the built in help is EXCELLENT! no joke, it's one of the best
resources you'll find, hands down.

give that a try ;)
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Again, thanks! I'll give that a try.

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np and good luck with it. you'll be fine, i'm sure. :D

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