An SMS site consists of clients and at least one server, which
are managed as a group. Each SMS site contains one SMS site server
(a Windows NT computer on which SMS site software is
installed). There are two types of SMS site servers: primary and secondary.
In addition to site servers, an SMS site can include one or more of the following site systems. These systems perform some of the site server's roles, which reduces the site server's load:
Each site claims certain subnets as its own; these are specified in the Boundaries tab of the Site Properties dialog box. Clients are assigned to sites based on the subnets the clients are in and the subnets a site claims. Site boundaries are used only for assigning clients to a site; site systems for a site do not need to be located within a site's boundaries.
In addition to the site server and any additional servers, a site includes the resources that you want to manage. To organize resources, you first use resource discovery to identify the resources on your subnet. Then, you create rules that filter and organize those resources into various collections.
Create a Primary Site
Disconnect from a Primary Site
Create a Secondary Site
About Secondary Sites
About Site Hierarchies
Configuring SMS Site Settings Overview