Systems Management Server 2003 offers added functionality for change and configuration management of Windows-based systems by introducing Feature Packs. Features Packs reduce the overall operational costs of managing and deploying software by making it easier to deploy system images, manage mobile devices, and operate management tools.

OS Deployment Feature Pack
The SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack will help desktop administrators create a Windows OS desktop image and deploy it in an automated manner, freeing up time for other pressing needs. By using the OS Deployment Feature Pack you can:

  • Use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) or equivalent third-party migration tools to migrate and restore user, computer and SMS client state
  • Utilize the Windows PE pre-boot environment
  • Remove the need to delete the system partition by leveraging the file-based image format of Advanced Windows Imaging (WIM)
  • Centralize the tracking and status reporting for OS deployment

The SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack runs on an SMS 2003 site server. Once installed, the administrator can use the SMS Administrator Console to add image packages to SMS collections for deployment to desktops. The Package Creation Wizard allows the administrator to configure the OS deployment experience by modifying settings, such as disk partitioning information, user and computer identity, and scripts. Administrators can then schedule mandatory advertisements to the targeted desktops to initiate migration and re-imaging without requiring user intervention. This capability provides a fully controllable image deployment process that minimizes the impact on the end user while helping reduce costs during deployment.

Device Management Feature Pack
The Device Management Feature Pack allows you to manage mobile devices as SMS clients just as you would manage your desktops and servers. The SMS 2003 Device Management Feature Pack lets administrators perform device discovery, collect hardware and software inventory, and distribute software to these devices. Using the Device Management Feature Pack, you can:

  • Discover and collect inventory information from mobile and terminal based clients running Windows CE 4.2 or Windows Mobile' 2003 software for Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition
  • Distribute software updates and applications to these devices
  • Support regional roaming scenarios for SMS package downloads by referring clients to local Distribution Points
  • Enable password policy by enforcing secure passwords for these devices
  • Deploy the SMS client software to devices with an ActiveSync' connection to a computer running the SMS Advanced Client
  • Use http or secure http (https) to communicate with the SMS server infrastructure
The Device Management Feature Pack can be installed on any SMS 2003 site server and allows you to manage devices through any SMS Administrator console so that administrators can view and configure mobile devices. Businesses with Windows CE-based devices, such as terminals and PDAs, will benefit from the consistent and scalable method delivered by the Device Management Feature Pack, providing a single management infrastructure for servers, desktops, and devices.

Administration Feature Pack
The Administration Feature Pack provides tools to help SMS administrators to increase the efficiency of performing distributed systems management tasks using SMS 2003. The Administration Feature Pack includes the Manage Site Accounts Tool, Transfer Site Settings Wizard, and the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool.

The Manage Site Accounts Tool simplifies managing accounts and passwords used by one or more sites in a hierarchy, as well as the associated domain updates, allowing you to:

  • Update those accounts and passwords for one or multiple target sites
  • Replicate password changes to each target site using built-in replication in the same manner as changes would be made on a single site using the SMS Administrator console
The Transfer Site Settings Wizard copies the settings from a source site to one or more target sites, including site configuration, package, and collection settings, allowing you to:
  • Import and export configurations and settings from an XML file
  • Support offline or inactive sites automatically
  • Enforce a settings policy for ongoing transfers
  • Record and track the change status
The Elevated Rights Deployment Tool is used to help deploy applications that require local administrator rights after a system has been restarted. This tool allows you to:
  • Run the installation program from the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool
  • Create a preconfigured SMS package, program, program dependency settings, and an advertisement
  • Run this tool once for each application that requires elevated rights after a system restart, such as the Microsoft Office 2003 System File Update.
How Progent Can Help You with SMS 2003 Feature Packs
In addition to advising you about ways to save management costs by deploying SMS 2003 Feature Packs, Progent's consultants can help you plan and implement IT projects involving areas that Feature Packs are designed to streamline. Progent's migration and upgrade services can minimize cost and reduce business disruption as you transition to new operating systems and applications. Progent's wireless consulting experts can help you develop efficient processes and policies to manage PDAs and smart portable communication devices so your mobile workforce stays productive and secure. Progent's CISSP-certified cybersecurity consultants and CISM-certified security management consultants can help you develop a security strategy that includes policies, processes and technologies to keep your IT network safe.

For more information about Progent's consulting and support services for SMS 2003 technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.



An index of content::

  • 24 Hour Cisco Network Support Thousand Oaks Moorpark, United States Cisco Small Business Computer Consulting Company Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Support Outsourcing Linux Network Monitoring
    Nagios for Linux Specialist

    Nagios and MRTG are powerful, license-free monitoring utilities that run under the Linux OS and can be used to monitor UNIX environments, MS Windows systems, or multi-OS systems in which the Linux OS and Microsoft Windows coexist. The Nagios monitor lets network support engineers to track system services such as POP3, HTTP, SSH, and NNTP. MRTG lets you graph the bandwidth through SNMP network appliances including servers, routers, and switches. Progent's network integration consultants can show you how to use both these utilities to tune and repair your computer network.

  • 24 Hour wireless IP phone integration Technology Consulting Services CCIE Certified wireless IP phone security Consulting Services
  • 24-7 Stockton, CA Tech Consulting Stockton-Manteca Migration Consultant
  • 24x7x365 Offsite Workforce Expertise nearby San Bernardino - Conferencing Solutions Expertise San Bernardino County San Bernardino Redlands Remote Workers San Bernardino Guidance - Conferencing Solutions Consultants
  • After Hours Rochester At Home Workforce Conferencing Technology Consulting and Support Services Rochester New York Top Rochester Remote Workers Voice/Video Conferencing Technology Expertise Rochester New York
  • Allen County Indiana BlackBerry Desktop Manager Computer Network Support Fort Wayne 24/7/365 BlackBerry Software Security Consulting Services

  • Contract Development Dynamics NAV MRP
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV Installation support

    Dynamics 365 Business Central (previously, formerly} called Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Navision) provides SMBs a unified soultions for financials, inventory, operations control, project management, purchasing, sales, demand forecasting, and business reporting. Progent's Dynamics Business Central/NAV experts can help your organization to maintain your legacy Dynamics NAV system or upgrade smoothly to a cloud-based, onsite, or hybrid deployment model.

  • At Home Workers Newark Expertise - IP Voice Systems Consulting Services Essex County New Jersey Newark Urgent Newark Teleworkers IP Voice Systems Consultants
  • Award Winning At Home Workers Guidance near Downers Grove - Backup Solutions Expertise Downers Grove-Oak Brook, IL Downers Grove Remote Workers Backup/Restore Systems Consulting Services Downers Grove
  • Baton Rouge Dharma CryptoLocker Remediation Baton Rouge Louisiana Baton Rouge Locky Crypto Assessment and Recovery Baton Rouge, America
  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager Specialists Consulting Services BlackBerry BPS
  • Brighton Computer Consulting Services Microsoft Certified Small Office Network Consulting Brighton, Great Britain
  • Burlington, VT Computer Engineer Sun Solaris Linux Technology Consulting Services Burlington, Vermont
  • Calgary Network Companies Exchange 2016 Exchange Server 2013 Network Consultants Calgary, AB
  • Cincinnati Ohio BlackBerry Synchronization Outsourced IT Support BlackBerry Desktop Manager IT Outsourcing Companies Cincinnati, Hamilton County
  • Cisco CCDP Engineer Contract Job Santa Ana Santa Ana California, US CISSP Engineer Job Opportunities

  • Remote Technical Support SQL Server 2016 Development
    Open Now Consulting Services SQL Server Management Studio

    Microsoft SQL Server 2016 introduces major enhancements in speed, scale, security and compliance, high-availability, BOYD integration, plus built-in analytics and reporting. New features include PolyBase for handling relational and non-relational databases simultaneously for data warehousing, R language integration, Dynamic Data Masking, Mobile Reports, and centralized control over local and cloud-resident resources. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can deliver remote and onsite support to assist organizations of all sizes to implement, administer or troubleshoot any version of SQL Server 2016. Progent can also assist you to integrate SQL Server 2016 with other core Microsoft technologies including Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and GP, Skype for Business, and System Center Operations Manager.

  • 24/7/365 SMS 2003 Upgrade Integration
  • Cisco Server Recovery Lawrence, MA-Nashua, NH, U.S.A. Cisco Support services Lawrence
  • Biggest SMS Server Upgrade Remote Technical Support
  • Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Cleveland Ryuk Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Support Cleveland Maze Ransomware Settlement Help
  • Columbus Teleworkers Collaboration Systems Consulting and Support Services Columbus, Muscogee County Work from Home Employees Expertise nearby Columbus - Collaboration Technology Consultants
  • Computer Consultancy Group Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Tech Services
  • Concord, America Remote Cisco Server Migration Specialists Cisco Solution Provider Danville, CA
  • Consultants Communications device patch management IoT device patch management Consultancy

  • Wireless EMail Remote Troubleshooting
    After Hours Smartphone Integration Services

    Progent’s consultants offer experience in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity such as system topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your company time and expense by applying their wireless background to show you how to choose and configure mobile access solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that mobile appliances work better.

  • Consulting Company Baltimore, MD, Baltimore-Washington DC , MD, Columbia, MD, Bethesda, MD Online Support Services Baltimore, MD

  • Citrix XenDesktop desktop virtualization Services
    XenDesktop Integration Services

    For desktop virtualization, Progent offers the support of a Citrix XenDesktop consultant who can help you to design a XenDesktop environment that maximizes the business value of your IT network; integrate XenDesktop technology with your servers, end-user devices, and peripherals; upgrade your existing virtual desktop software to the latest versions of XenDesktop; and provide comprehensive remote troubleshooting. Progent can also train your IT staff to follow best practices to manage XenDesktop efficiently.

  • Consulting Mandrake Linux, Solaris, UNIX Colorado Springs, CO Configuration Ubuntu Linux, Solaris, UNIX Colorado Springs, CO

  • Consulting Group Small Business
    Small Office Remote Support Services

    Progent provide businesses of all sizes enterprise-class IT remote or onsite consulting for networks based on Windows technology and Microsoft's .NET servers including MS Exchange Server 2013 and MS SQL Server 2012. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco Certified network consulting experts also can provide security consulting for companies ranging from the small office to the global enterprise.

  • Consulting Ubiquiti AP Engineers Ubiquiti UniFi XG switch
  • Corpus Christi Conti Ransomware Mitigation Corpus Christi, TX Corpus Christi Dharma Crypto-Ransomware Operational-Recovery Corpus Christi Kingsville
  • Delaware - Wilmington, DE, Dover, DE, Newark, DE SQL Consultancy Services SQL Small Business Specialist Wilmington, Delaware

  • Apple OSX Tiger Support and Help
    Apple OSX Tiger Online Troubleshooting

    Progent's experts can provide macOS and Mac OS X users a variety of services including desktop support, Apple macOS and OS X expertise, Mac co-existence with Windows networks, Entourage and email help, network protection services, and custom education. Progent can help businesses to upgrade to macOS from OS X or earlier editions of Apple Mac OS X and Progent can provide expertise with Apple macOS and Mac OS X application software. Progent can also assist your business with Apple iPhone support and Apple iPad management, or migrating to iCloud services. For business environments built solely on macOS or OS X or for systems incorporating a combination of Mac, Linux and Windows based servers and workstations, Progent's Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft consultants have the background and depth to handle the difficulty of designing, configuring and maintaining a network environment that is available, safe, fast and aligned with your company's objectives.

  • Exchange 2013 Backup and Restore Computer Engineer Exchange 2013 Management Integration

  • Azure cloud migration Developer Firm
    Microsoft Azure migration Engineer

    Progent can assist you with every phase of Microsoft Azure migration including needs definition, prerequisites assessment, system architecture, pre-production testing, deployment, automated administration, performance tuning, license controls, disaster recovery preparedness, security planning, and regulatory compliance assessment. Progent can help you to configure and troubleshoot firewall appliances and VPN tunnels so that your users can securely access to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you integrate critical Microsoft technologies to work in Azure including Windows Server, Exchange, SQL and Skype for Business. Progent can also help your organization to set up a hybrid cloud environment that transparently combines physical datacenters with Azure resources.

  • Exchange 2016 Consulting Services Firm Jersey City Cedar Knolls Carlstadt Small Business IT Consultant Exchange Server 2010 Jersey City New Jersey
  • Exchange 2016 Upgrade Consulting Services Exchange 2016 Upgrade Planning Integration
  • Exchange Server 2010 Small Business Computer Consulting Firms Austin Exchange Server 2013 Network Design
  • Exchange Setup Consultancy Services Charlotte North Carolina Exchange Network Consultation
  • Expertise for El Paso Network Support Firms El Paso, Fort Bliss, United States Consulting Expertise for Network Service Providers in El Paso - Short-Term Staff Assistance El Paso County Texas
  • Firewall Security Organization Miami-Dade County Florida Evaluation Firewall Coconut Grove
  • Infor SyteLine CloudSuite Accounts Payable Engineer Infor SyteLine ERP Professionals
  • Londrina Ryuk Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Guidancen State of Parana Londrina, State of Parana Londrina Nephilim Crypto-Ransomware Negotiation Guidance
  • MCSA MCDBA MCIPT Support Telecommuting Job Help Desk Engineer Contract Davis
  • Miami Phobos Ransomware Negotiation Services Downtown Miami Miami Ryuk Ransomware Settlement Supportn Coral Gables
  • Microsoft Certified Partner Connecticut Network Management Hartford, Bridgeport, Connecticut Networking Support
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server Network Engineer Charlotte North Carolina Top Quality Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Remote Technical Support Charlotte, NC
  • Napa, United States Napa Netwalker Crypto-Ransomware Remediation Napa Conti Crypto-Ransomware Remediation Napa Valley
  • Network Consultants SharePoint 2010 Recife, PE Integration SharePoint Server 2010 Recife, Boa Viagem
  • New Orleans Sodinokibi Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services New Orleans New Orleans Ransomware Settlement Consultants New Orleans, LA
  • Offsite Workforce Consulting Experts near Saddle Brook - Endpoint Management Tools Consultants Saddle Brook-Elmwood Park Work at Home Employees Consulting and Support Services near Saddle Brook - Endpoint Management Solutions Consulting
  • Offsite Workforce São Paulo Consulting Experts - Backup/Restore Solutions Consultants São Paulo-Itaim Bibi Emergency Work from Home Employees São Paulo Consultants - Backup/Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services
  • Open Now Fort Wayne WannaCry Crypto-Ransomware Forensics Investigation Fort Wayne Indiana, United States Remote Fort Wayne Netwalker Ransomware Forensics Fort Wayne, Allen County
  • Support and Integration Microsoft SMS
  • Open Now Memphis At Home Workers Endpoint Security Systems Guidance Memphis Bartlett Germantown Collierville Teleworkers Memphis Consulting - Cybersecurity Solutions Consulting Services Shelby County Tennessee
  • Panamá Province Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Setup and Support Microsoft SharePoint Computer Consultant Panama City
  • Rancho Cordova Spora Crypto-Ransomware Negotiation Experts Folsom-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Sodinokibi Ransomware Settlement Services Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Reading Crypto-Ransomware Repair Consultants Reading Emergency Reading Crypto-Ransomware Recovery Reading

  • Top Rated VPN Online Technical Support
    Remote Access Professionals

    Progent’s Cisco Security/VPN consultants and CCIE and CCNP certified experts can help your small or mid-size business deploy and maintain Cisco’s security and VPN products such as routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and VPN access concentrators. Cisco VPN products include both off-site connectivity and site-to-site VPNs with Cisco IOS Software and AIM hardware encryption cards, and hardware appliances, such as a VPN concentrator, router, Cisco PIX Firewall, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up services. Cisco VPN solutions are simple to administer and provide the flexibility to evolve with your growing business needs. Progent’s Cisco-Certified network consultants support Cisco’s comprehensive family of products targeted at preventing data theft, virus and worm assaults, DDoS attacks, and other threats to your network. Progent can show you how to integrate Cisco technology to get safe access, intrusion protection, and comprehensive Identity services based on Cisco ACS using RADIUS security and TACACS to create a central client access control foundation for user authentication, permissions, and accounting from a graphical Web interface.

  • Remote Workers Irving Consultants - Conferencing Solutions Consulting and Support Services Irving, Dallas County Remote Workforce Irving Consulting - Conferencing Systems Consulting and Support Services Irving Dallas Plano
  • Remote Workers Nashville Consulting and Support Services - Voice/Video Conferencing Solutions Consulting Services Remote Workforce Consulting nearby Nashville - Conferencing Systems Assistance Nashville, TN
  • Remote Workforce Consulting Experts in Lawrence - Cybersecurity Systems Consulting Lawrence-Lowell, Massachusetts Lawrence Offsite Workforce Cybersecurity Solutions Consulting and Support Services Lawrence-Essex County, United States
  • Reno Crypto-Ransomware Computer-Malware Vulnerability Reno Ransomware Phobos ransomware recovery Reno, NV
  • Reston At Home Workers Security Solutions Guidance Reston Remote Workers Consulting in Reston - Cybersecurity Systems Consulting Services Reston-Chantilly
  • SCOM Resource Pools Online Troubleshooting Remote Consulting Datacenter Monitoring
  • Saddle Brook Ryuk Crypto-Ransomware Negotiation Experts Saddle Brook-Moonachie, NJ Saddle Brook Snatch Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Services Saddle Brook-Paterson
  • San Francisco Windows Server 2016 Support Team 24/7 Windows Server 2012 Technology Consulting Daly City, CA
  • San Mateo County San Mateo Ryuk Crypto-Ransomware Business-Recovery San Mateo Phobos Ransomware File-Recovery Belmont CA
  • Santiago Avaddon Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Experts Santiago, Región Metropolitana Santiago Santiago Snatch Ransomware Settlement Services
  • Remote Support Services SMS Upgrade
  • Small Business IT Outsourcing Company Cisco Irving Irving Dallas Plano, America Networking Specialist Cisco

  • UNIX, Windows Engineer
    Expert Microsoft Certified Solaris with Windows Consult

    Progent's UNIX family consulting services offer small businesses and developers help with managing and maintaining UNIX, Linux or Solaris environments that coexist with Microsoft-powered networks. Progent offers your business access to UNIX experts, consulting professionals certified by Microsoft and Cisco, and security experts with CISSP certification. This broad range of expertise offers you a convenient one-stop consulting firm to show you how to create and manage a protected and reliable cross-platform network and communications infrastructure that allows UNIX and Microsoft coexistence by combining Windows with major versions of UNIX such as Apple macOS and OS X, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, BSD, SCO and SGI/Irix or major Linux platforms such as RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian-GNU and Slackware.

  • Small Business Network Management Outsourcing Professional Engineers Small Business Managed IT services

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Network Help and Support
    Wi-Fi Integration

    Progent can help you plan, deploy, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot an efficient Wi-Fi LAN architecture, recommend sensible hardware and software, and configure wireless access points, wireless bridges, radio antennas, wireless controllers, and various wireless products. Progent can also help you put together a thorough wireless system security plan that is well integrated with the security plan for your overall business network.

  • Staffing for IT Support Teams NYC-East Village NYC-SoHo, United States Temporary IT Staffing for Network Service Teams
  • SMS Migration Professionals
  • Technical Support Outsource California Louisiana Network Support Group
  • Telecommuters Consulting Services - Lynnwood - Help Desk Outsourcing Consultants Lynnwood Washington Remote Workforce Lynnwood Consulting Experts - Help Desk Call Center Outsourcing Consultants Lynnwood

  • Operations Manager Case Study
    24/7 MOM 2000 Case Study

    Before Progent’s MOM-based solution, network problems were approached reactively, once users were impacted by them. With the benefit of proactive, automated alerts and trend reports sent by MOM, Progent is now able to fix system problems before they grow to be serious enough to disrupt network uptime. Because of MOM, Progent can resolve potential problems before clients suspect that the problems are there. Progent supports Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 to deliver small business IT systems enterprise-class reliability, security and productivity.

  • Teleworkers Consulting and Support Services near me in Minneapolis - Cloud Solutions Consulting and Support Services Twin Cities, Minnesota At Home Workers Consulting Services - Minneapolis - Cloud Integration Technology Consulting Experts Minneapolis, MN
  • Teleworkers Riverside Consulting Experts - Collaboration Solutions Assistance Riverside - Corona Offsite Workforce Riverside Guidance - Collaboration Technology Consulting Experts Riverside, CA, USA
  • Temporary Staffing Support Consulting Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL Fort Myers Supplemetary IT Staffing Support
  • Integration Support SMS 2003 Upgrade
  • Top Rated Outsourcing Services Cisco Switch Ottawa Migration Company Cisco Firewall Gatineau, QC
  • Toronto Consulting for Toronto IT Service Organizations Specialists for Computer Support Companies in Toronto - Transparent Temporary IT Support Augmentation Mississauga

  • Support Services ProSight Infrastructure Monitoring
    Automatic Topology Mapping On-site Support

    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, enhance and debug their networking appliances like routers and switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores like network mapping, expanding your network, locating appliances that need critical software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks.

  • Tucson, Pima County On-site Support Fedora Linux, Solaris, UNIX CentOS Linux, Solaris, UNIX Computer Consulting Tucson
  • Tulsa Crypto-Ransomware Maze Readiness Review Tulsa Bartlesville Tulsa Oklahoma Tulsa Crypto-Ransomware Nephilim Preparedness Report
  • SMS Server Upgrade Support and Help
  • Urgent Work at Home Employees Modesto Consulting and Support Services - Solutions Assistance Turlock, CA, US Modesto, United States At Home Workforce Modesto Consulting - Support Consulting Services
  • Windows Server 2012 Support Specialist Lawrence Windows 2008 Server PC Consulting Lawrence-Lowell, Massachusetts, US
  • Microsoft SMS Server Support Outsourcing
  • Windows Server 2019 and SCVMM Technical Consultant Windows Server 2019 Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade Network Consultant
  • iPad Architecture Consultants IT Consulting OS X and Cisco

  • © 2002-2021 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.