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SMS 2003 SP3 Upgrade

SMS 2003 with SP3 introduces support for Vista to your current SMS infrastructure bringing in Software Distribution, Updates and Inventory capabilities. In addition SP3 introduces x64 architecture support for today’s modern business computers, as well as full Asset Intelligence integration for over 400,000 software titles.

More info & download at: microsoft.com

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Nu är den äntligen “nästan” här! SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

och som man har väntat….

Mer information om service pack 3 för SMS 2003 hittar du under http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluation/2003/sp3.mspx.

För att få tillgång till SMS 2003 SP3 Open Beta så anmäler du ditt
intresse på http://connect.microsoft.com. Efter registering och
anmälan till programmet kan du tanka ner betan. Ett varningens ord.
Installera INTE betan på någon form av produktionsmiljö.

Här nedan har jag klippt in lite information från Beta sidan.
För dig som är intresserad av mer information så kan du kolla
på ett av mina tidigare inlägg. Länk till inlägget ->

/Christer Almlöf

What is in Systems Management Server SP3

SMS 2003 SP3 contains a roll-up of hotfixes for SMS 2003, select bug fixes and improvements to enhance the stability of the product as well as support for Windows Vista. With SMS 2003 SP3 you will be able to use the updated OS Deployment Feature Pack for SMS 2003 to deploy Windows Vista and fold the new Windows Vista machines directly into an environment fully managed by SP3.

In addition to crucial SMS hotfixes and full Vista compat, SP3 will (optionally) install a new set of capabilities into SMS 2003 – collectively referred to as “Asset Intelligence”.

SMS Asset Intelligence represents the first features in SMS 2003 produced from the AssetMetrix acquisition last April.

Essentially, Asset Intelligence…

a) Extends the existing SMS Hardware Inventory agent to collect additional artifact data from managed nodes
b) Injects a set of new asset lookup tables into SMS – a distillation of the huge AMx Knowledge Base – to correlate collected artifacts with hardware / software assets and categories; and
c) Provides over 30 new SMS reports that provide rich identification and categorization of hardware and software assets, as well as license information for MSFT products

//Christer Almlöf