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Part 2: how can I configure SMS 2003 ?

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This guide assumes that you have first installed and configured IIS and then installed SMS as outlined here.


We need to open up active directory and add the computer account to the SMS groups. Click on Start/All Programs/Administrative tools/Active Directory Users and Computers. Click on View and make sure that Advanced Features is selected.




select the Users option in the left pane and in the right pane scroll down until you see the SMS groups listed.





The two groups we will add the computer account to are SMS_SiteSystemToSiteServerConnection_WIN and SMS_SiteSystemToSQLConnection_WIN. (note: the _WIN extension may be different on your sms server if you used a different SMS site code).


Double click on SMS_SiteSystemToSiteServerConnection_WIN and click on the Members tab.




click on Add

in the window that appears click on object types



select 'Computers'




click ok and then click on Advanced




click on Find now




scroll down until you see your SMS server name (the domain controller you set the SMS server up on) and select it




click ok and it should be listed similar to this




click ok then apply to complete this action




Now repeat the above actions for SMS_SiteSystemToSQLConnection_WIN




When you have completed the above, we now need to startup the SMS Administrator console and to check the site boundries and verify the the sms server site name is configured for active directory instead of the IP address (as it is by default). Startup the SMS administrator console and click on the + beside Site Hierarchy to expand that section.


Underneath that you'll have your SMS Site Server name (in my case WIN), and underneath that we have the Sites settings. Right click on the SMS Site Server name and choose Properties.




click on the Site Boundries tab and you'll probably see one or more IP address's listed.




You'll need to know your AD site name. The AD site name is by default called Default-First-Site-Name and you can change that in Active Directory sites and services just as long as the site name is the SAME in both AD and SMS site boundries.




Here we have renamed the Default-First-Site-Name to windows-noobSMS in Active directory sites and services




back to SMS >


click on the Yellow star button to add our site name and to tell SMS to look for it in AD.




in the new site boundary window that pops up, click on the down arrow to reveal Active Directory and then fill in the AD site name.




next we want to remove the one (or two or more) IP address's that SMS has listed here, to do so, highlight each one in turn and press the X. finally we should have our Active directory Sites and services plus SMS site boundries configured so it looks like this, click apply and ok to finish.








Next we need to configure the Management Point (MP), Distribution Point (DP) and Client Access Point (CAP).


To do this we will click on site systems and then right click on our server listed on the right




choose properties and you'll see the SMS site properties




Click on the Distribution Point tab and enable the following choices:-


* Use this site system as a distribution point

* Enable Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)




click on Apply and then select the CAP tab, and verify that it is enabled (it will be), and finally click on the MP tab and enable it.




you will most likely see the following, answer yes.




click on OK to continue.


You may also wish to select the Reporting point option.




At this point I popped into Active Directory Users and Computers and created two new users


SMSadmin and SMSread, I made SMSadmin a domain admin and SMSread a user.




and then back to SMS Administrator Console, Site Database, Site Hierarchy, Site Settings, Component configuration, software distribution.


I then added SMSread as a user for the Advanced Client Network Access account







Please reboot to complete this part of the process. Once you have rebooted you can start up IIS and you'll notice some new SMS areas are added... and once we start to add SMS packages we will see this area expand some more.



Now that you have got this far you'll want to complete the SMS final configuration.

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