Avoiding Client Lockouts When Using Client Connection Accounts
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 237759 - This article describes
orphan clients and steps for recovering from this problem. This
article also describes a procedure to plan for account rotation in
domains with secure account policies.
Configuring and Suppressing SMS 2.0 Client Agent Messages
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 212905 - In Systems Management
Server 2.0, you can configure Client Agent Messages. Some messages
can be suppressed, others can be customized.
Excluding Computers from Windows NT Remote Client Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 207729 - Following is an
explanation of how an administrator specifies computers to be
excluded from discovery and installation by the Windows NT Remote
Client Installation service. In addition, you may want to exclude
specific workstations and/or servers that reside within site
boundaries from becoming Systems Management Server 2.0 clients.
Forcing Changes in Remote Tools Settings to 32-bit Clients
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 198691 - When settings are
changed at the site for the Systems Management Server Remote
Control Agent, some of these changes are not automatically
implemented at existing clients in the site. In particular, the
protocol, the compression type, and the video acceleration are not
changed on existing clients. Newly installed clients will get
current settings for the Remote Control Agent.
How to Avoid Client Contention Between SMS 1.2 and SMS 2.0
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 199987 - When a Systems Management Server 2.0 client is authenticated in a Systems Management Server 1.2 site, the 1.2 site may attempt to replace the 2.0 client software with 1.2 client software. To prevent this from occurring, replace the
How to Configure the Client Verify Cycle for Systems Management Server 2.0 Clients
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 246040 - Every 30 days by
default, Systems Management Server 2.0 clients go through a client
verify cycle to ensure that the client components are correctly
installed and working properly.
How to Pre-stage SMS Clients to Avoid Network Bandwidth Contention During Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 202338 - This article discusses
specific scenarios where client staging and pre-install are useful
and presents planning and pre-implementation steps as well as
manual steps for client pre-installation.
How to Recover When a Client Connection Account Is Locked Out
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 236052 - This article describes how to recover Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 clients when the
SMSClient_SiteCode account password is changed and the
clients are no longer able to connect to a Client Access Point
How to Remove a Systems Management Server 2.0 Client
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 199078 - There are three methods for initiating the removal of the Systems Management Server client software from a client.
How To Run Smsman.exe and Specify an NDS Logon Point
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 201179 - Describes how to
install the Systems Management Server 2.0 client.
SMS 1.2 Clients Visiting SMS 2.0 Sites
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 199237 - This article describes
the procedure on how to prevent Systems Management Server 1.2
clients from being upgraded by Systems Management 2.0 sites that
Using the SMS Windows NT Client Software Installation Account
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 235811 - The Advertised Programs
Manager uses the Systems Management Server Windows NT Client
Software Installation account to support advertised programs on
Windows NT clients that require a special security context.