site in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)

Definition of site in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is site in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)?

A collection of domains and computers that are managed together. A Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) system has one central site and a hierarchy of subsites under it. The central site can be used to manage all other sites.

There are six kinds of SMS sites in an SMS system:

  • Central site:
    A primary site at the top of the site hierarchy

     

  • Primary site:
    A site that locally stores system data for itself and for its subsites in a Microsoft SQL Server database

     

  • Secondary site:
    A site without a database that reports its information to a primary site

     

  • Parent site:
    Any site that includes other sites beneath it in the site hierarchy

     

  • Child site:
    Any site that reports its information to another site in the hierarchy

     

  • Subsite:
    Any site beneath another site in the site hierarchy, regardless of whether it has a parent/child relationship with that site

     

The central site for an SMS system is always a primary site. If you log on to an SMS database for any site to which you have network access and the appropriate permissions, you can administer that site and all its subsites. If you log on to the central site, you can administer your entire network using SMS.