MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS provide a comprehensive set of server monitoring, software deployment and management, and system update solutions that help IT administrators manage the availability, performance, and security of Windows-based networks and applications. MOM provides central monitoring and automatic problem resolution for computer networks whose volume scales-up to thousands of computers on the network. MOM can also continuously monitor user actions, application software, servers, and desktop computers running Windows 2000 Server or later.
Together with SMS, these tools can monitor, manage, and secure a wide range of resources, including computers, applications, and server farms. MOM provides proactive real-time system monitoring for Windows-based servers and computers throughout the extended enterprise, and SMS can deliver the software update and systems inventory capabilities to provide a full set of knowledge about the status of your information systems. The solution also delivers comprehensive event monitoring, alert management, reporting, and trend analysis for system incidents and software usage patterns. While MOM can consolidate events and automatically determine which events are of critical importance to an administrator, SMS can help to determine what clients have software installed on them, which are active, and what the usage patterns are.