For those interested in understanding the internals of server side software distribution in SMS or the internals of state based alerting in MOM 2005, come to my presentations at MMS 2007  The session info is below...

SO20 State based alerts in MOM 2005 - deep dive and troubleshooting
Tuesday, March 27 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Room 20B 
Speaker(s): Steven Rachui
Track(s): Operations Management
Session Type(s): Breakout
Products(s): MOM 2005

State based alerts are a very useful but not well understood feature of MOM 2005. This session provides detailed understanding of how state based alerts work, causes of state based alert failure and troubleshooting tips to understand problems with state based alerts.

SY21 Troubleshooting Server Side Software Distribution in SMS 2003
Friday, March 30 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Room 33A 
Speaker(s): Steven Rachui
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout
Products(s): SMS 2003

Software distribution is a key feature of SMS 2003 and understanding how it works and how to effectively troubleshoot it is crucial. This session will focus on the server side components of software distribution. We will review the logs and track a distribution through the various server side components of SMS. This session will be followed by a troubleshooting session on client side software distribution.