By deploying solutions to manage your IT environment based on MOM and SMS, and incorporating WSUS and Microsoft Update where appropriate, you can have a better managed IT infrastructure that can be proactively managed for systems performance and response, security, and incident management in hardware and software. In this chapter, we covered the following topics:
MOM: A solution for operations management
SMS: A software deployment and management solution
WSUS: Update services for decentralized environments
MOM, SMS, and WSUS
In order to understand this better, we'll go into depth on these products and features in the book and show how these tools can be used to manage and monitor your environment. In Chapter 3, we dive into a review of the installation procedures for MOM 2005.