Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 enables organizations to quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently provide relevant software and updates to users from Microsoft and non-Microsoft vendors. SMS 2003 R2 consists of three tools built on the SMS 2003 SP2 foundation that enables a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management.

The following section lists the tools that comprise this online help content and a brief definition for each tool.

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Custom Updates Publishing Tool

Enables independent software vendor or line-of-business application developers to create software updates catalogs that contain custom update definitions.
Inventory Tool for Custom Updates

Scans SMS 2003 client computers for the applicability of custom updates defined in the custom software updates catalog.
Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment

Scans clients for common software configuration issues by using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 engine.