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Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) is a software distribution and deployment option.Good Asset and Software Management ApplicationMicrosoft SMS is used for remote control, patch management, software deployment, and hardware and software inventory in our organization. It centralizes software deployment across the enterprise. It helps in managing assets and providing PC support to end users.,Software Deployment Patch Management Asset and Hardware Inventory Remote Control,More options to create Software Packages Better Reporting Options Better software discovery,8,Less Expensive Easy to Deploy Managing assets, servers, User PC's,,CA IT Asset Manager, SolarWinds Log & Event Manager, Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server,50,5,Software Deployment Patch Deployment Remote Control Software Audit,Using Scripting to automate many tasks using SMS Patch Management,Support for Linux Systems,8,No,Price Product Usability Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor,No, will still work with SMS.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,Deploying packages in Linux Environment,9,8,Creating Software Packages for Deployment Creating Policies for Deployment and Schedule for Deployment,Reporting for Software Inventory and Asset Inventory,8Microsoft Systems Management Server review (now called System Center Configuration Manager)Our corporation uses System Center Configuration Manager to manage our network of servers. It is being used less and less as we move slowly into the cloud and use the tools that are provided for us there. Our Information Technology department manages the service on behalf of the business lines that need the various servers.,We can change the settings on all the different servers using Microsoft Systems Management Server built in tools and interface. The reports that the Microsoft Systems Management Server generates simplifies our process of knowing what computers/servers need to be looked at or upgraded next. Microsoft Systems Management Server ties directly into our Active Directory.,Microsoft Systems Management Server is an old tool that we needed to upgrade. We specifically use System Center Configuration Manager that supports Windows 10 and it seems to be keeping up with the times. Sometimes the upgrade was not as easy as we would have liked. The support for other OS's such as Linux and phones is not always the greatest.,7,It is really good at handling software deployment. It can handle very many, thousands of clients, without breaking a sweat. The network savings on overhead because of its software management is good.,
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Microsoft SMS
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January 02, 2019

Microsoft SMS Review: "Good Asset and Software Management Application"

Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft SMS is used for remote control, patch management, software deployment, and hardware and software inventory in our organization. It centralizes software deployment across the enterprise. It helps in managing assets and providing PC support to end users.
  • Software Deployment
  • Patch Management
  • Asset and Hardware Inventory
  • Remote Control
  • More options to create Software Packages
  • Better Reporting Options
  • Better software discovery
Works very well in a Windows environment. Easy to create packages using scripting languages. Fewer options when working on Unix.
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April 03, 2018

"Microsoft Systems Management Server review (now called System Center Configuration Manager)"

Score 7 out of 10
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Our corporation uses System Center Configuration Manager to manage our network of servers. It is being used less and less as we move slowly into the cloud and use the tools that are provided for us there. Our Information Technology department manages the service on behalf of the business lines that need the various servers.
  • We can change the settings on all the different servers using Microsoft Systems Management Server built in tools and interface.
  • The reports that the Microsoft Systems Management Server generates simplifies our process of knowing what computers/servers need to be looked at or upgraded next.
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server ties directly into our Active Directory.
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server is an old tool that we needed to upgrade. We specifically use System Center Configuration Manager that supports Windows 10 and it seems to be keeping up with the times. Sometimes the upgrade was not as easy as we would have liked.
  • The support for other OS's such as Linux and phones is not always the greatest.
System Center Configuration Manager (used to be called Microsoft Systems Management Server) is well suited for a group of servers that are all Microsoft and if you are running a fairly Microsoft Server centric organization. It is good for managing the required changes and configuration of many servers from a central location. It is not always the best at non-Microsoft stuffs.
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Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) is a software distribution and deployment option.
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