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Microsoft provides a wide variety of technical resources to help you plan, deploy, and maintain Systems Management Server (SMS) sites. Online resources include:
For an online version of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For paper copies of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide, if you obtained SMS through the Select or Open program, you can call (800) 248-0655, which is Microsoft World Wide Fulfillment. Use part number 271-00617. If you did not obtain SMS through the Select or Open program, you can call Microsoft Supplemental and Replacement Parts, at (800) 360-7561 and request the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide, part number 271-00617. In Canada, call (800) 933-4750.
An updated version of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide is also included in online form on all SMS Administrator consoles (as of Service Pack 1). You can access this document from the SMS program group.
For an online version of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Resource Guide , visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Systems Management Server 2.0 Resource Guide is also available at your favorite book Web site or bookstore. The ISBN number is 0-7356-0928-4. It is also included in the Microsoft BackOffice Resource Kit version 4.5 (BORK 4.5). This ISBN number is 0-7365-0583-1.
The Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is available as part of the Microsoft Platform SDK, available through Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).
Additional technical papers are available at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/smsmgmtThese papers discuss software deployment, SMS integration with related technologies (including Microsoft Windows 2000), security, reporting, and other subjects. SMS product and evaluation details are also available at this Web site.
SMS Security and Patch Management
Planning and SMS Deployment
Software Deployment and Distribution
SMS Installer, MSI, and other Tools