Systems Management Server Security Manager

Definition of Systems Management Server Security Manager in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Systems Management Server Security Manager?

A tool in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) for viewing and configuring access rights to specific features in the Systems Management Server Administrator program.

When a user logs on to an SMS database using the SMS Administrator program, access is granted to sites, packages, queries, and jobs based on the rights previously configured for that user by the Systems Management Server Security Manager.

When SMS is first installed, only the database owner (DBO) account possesses all rights to the SMS Administrator program. You use the SMS Security Manager to assign other users rights to the SMS Administrator program.

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Dependencies between security objects might restrict the sets of rights you can assign to them. For example, a user must have rights to Queries before you can assign any rights to Alerts for that user. The templates included with the SMS Security Manager, which consist of predefined sets of rights, make it easier to assign rights to SMS users.

TIP

Access permissions for objects affect how they appear in the SMS Administrator program. For example, if you have no access to the Packages window, this window will not even appear in the SMS Administrator program.