This solution accelerator provides guidance to assist administrators of Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 to effectively and efficiently deploy software updates for Dell server hardware using SMS 2003 and the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates. The solution accelerator captures Dell's best practices for updating Dell server hardware and aligns with Microsoft's four-step patch management process, which is based on the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides technical guidance and examples for assessing, identifying, evaluating and planning, and deploying software updates using SMS 2003. The solution references the Patch Management Using SMS 2003 Solution Accelerator for in-depth patch management process guidance and technology usage scenarios for defining a successful patch management strategy within the large and medium IT enterprise environments.

This solution accelerator helps SMS administrators effectively and efficiently deploy software updates for Dell server hardware using Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 and the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates.

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