This article describes Preinst.exe for Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0. You can find this tool in the Support folder on the SMS CD-ROM, or in the System Management Server 2.0 Resource Guide included with Microsoft BackOffice Resource Kit 4.5. This article supplements the information contained in the System Management Server 2.0 Resource Guide.
Preinst.exe is a supplemental tool that you can use to manage site hierarchy, primarily between parent and child SMS 2.0 sites.
You can run Preinst.exe with the following eight command-line switches:
Starts an uninstallation of a specified child site, and removes the child site from the parent's database.
Deletes all jobs destined for the specified site. This switch deletes the .job files in the Sms\Inboxes\Schedule.box folder, the associated .p and .i files in the Sms\Inboxes\Schedule.box\ToSend folder, and the associated .srq or .srs files in the Sms\Inboxes\Schedule.box\Outboxes\sender and Sms\Inboxes\Schedule.box\Requests folders.
Deletes the specified child site from the database where it is run. This switch also deletes all jobs destined for the child site. This switch does not uninstall the secondary site.
You can only run this switch on a primary site server. The switch writes out copies of the site control files for the site where it is run and its child sites.
Stops all SMS Server services on the site where it is run. This switch also stops SMS services on remote Client Access Point (CAP) servers for the site. This switch does not affect the local Logon Point service (SMS_NT_Logon_Discovery_Agent) if the site server is running on a domain controller, nor does it affect remote logon point servers.
This switch is similar to attaching a child site to its parent. The parent site sends all configuration information (for example, advertisements and collections) to the specified child site.
Causes the current site and all its child sites to send site control files to their parent sites.
Performs a push install to upgrade the designated secondary site. This switch uses the existing versions of the primary site server's files.
For additional information, refer to the Systems Management Server 2.0 Resource Guide (page 362).
Article ID: 212978 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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