The main tool for administering a deployment of Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) in an enterprise. The SMS Administrator program provides access to the Microsoft SQL Server database that stores SMS information such as packages, jobs, and events for different sites, servers, and clients. The program also lets you create, view, or modify these objects. Specifically, you can use the SMS Administrator program to:
You can install the SMS Administrator on any computer running Windows NT. You can use the SMS Administrator to log on to the SMS hierarchy and administer the objects and properties for your site and other sites beneath it in the hierarchy. You can access the Structured Query Language (SQL) database for any SMS system in which you have appropriate permissions. If you log on to the central SMS site, you can administer the entire SMS system.
The SMS Administrator program uses multiple windows for managing objects in the SMS database. Some of the more important windows include the following:
The SMS Administrator windows are not automatically refreshed. Refresh the display for each Sites window to see changes to your system.