This chapter covered the installation of SMS 2003. In this chapter, the following concepts and activities were covered:
The SMS architecture
Hardware and software requirements
Active Directory integration
Installation and configuration
This chapter should provide the information needed to build a basic SMS 2003 environment to prepare for the next chapters in this book. The steps and procedures here provide a foundation for the rest of the book as well as steps and processes that can be used to deploy an SMS 2003 implementation in a production environment. In the next chapter, we look at Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services and what it takes to deploy these in your environment.