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By assigning object Class and Instance rights, it is possible to customize the view your administrators have of the SMS Administrator console.
However, when using the Security Rights Properties console item to assign user Class or Instance security, only one class or instance can be modified at a time. After security is assigned to the current user or user group, clicking Apply causes the dialog box to become grayed out and no additional changes can be made.
To assign additional Class or Instance security rights, you must do the following:
Navigate to the Security Rights node in the Systems Management Server console.
Right-click, point to New, and then click Class or Instance Security Right on the shortcut menu.
To work around this problem and assign multiple Class and Instance security rights to users or user groups, use the Manage SMS Users Wizard. To start the wizard, perform the following steps:
In the SMS Administrator console, navigate to the Security Rights node.
Right-click, point to All Tasks and then click Manage SMS Users. This starts the Manage SMS Users Wizard.
With the wizard, you can modify or remove an existing user or user group, and add a new user or user group. You can also copy the permissions of an existing user or user group. This allows the creation of template users, which simplifies security because permissions need only be set up once.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 2.0.
For more information about assigning SMS Administrator console security, see chapter 4, "Creating Your SMS Security Strategy" in the Administrator's Guide.
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