The Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 beta program is now closed, as enrollment cannot be guaranteed prior to the upcoming release of SMS 2003. An evaluation version of SMS 2003 will be made available when the product is released to manufacturing on October 22.
Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers cost-effective, scalable change and configuration management for Microsoft Windows–based desktop and server systems. Built on industry-standard management protocols, Systems Management Server is compatible with complementary management tools from Microsoft and other companies. Further, Systems Management Server fully integrates with Microsoft SQL Server and the Windows NT and Windows 2000 Server operating systems—making it easy to install, configure, and maintain in any size network.
Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 provides a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management for the Microsoft platform, enabling organizations to provide relevant software and updates to designated users quickly and at reduced costs. Systems Management Server 2003 will extend these capabilities markedly, providing advantages.
News source: BetaPlace.com