Site Systems Configuration Overview

Site systems are Windows NT Server computers, Windows NT shares, NetWare bindery servers, or NDS volumes that provide Systems Management Server (SMS) functionality to your site. Each site system plays one or more roles in supporting an SMS site. Some site system roles can be assigned to site systems within the site by configuring the site system, while others are automatically assigned by the system. A third class of site system roles is informal and not recognized by the system.

Roles that you can assign to site systems from Site Systems in the SMS Administrator console include:

Besides the system roles that you can assign in Site Systems, there are other site system roles that are automatically assigned:

These roles are recognized by the SMS system and appear as entries in the Roles column of Site Systems. In addition, there are other less formal roles that exist in the SMS site hierarchy but are not recognized by the system:

In the SMS Administrator console, information in Site Systems enables you to identify computer systems that are already acting as site systems and performing roles in supporting an SMS site. You can also add new site systems and have them act as distribution points, client access points, and software metering servers.

Valid computer systems or subsystems for use as site systems include Windows NT Server computers, Windows NT computer shares, NetWare NDS volumes, and NetWare bindery volumes. NetWare NDS volumes and NetWare bindery volumes are supported only on Intel systems, not on RISC-based systems, and they cannot be assigned as software metering servers because software metering is not supported for NetWare.

For information about SMS 2.0 features that are supported on a Windows NT Terminal Server, see the SMS 2.0 release notes.

Note    If you want to assign a CAP, distribution point, or logon point role to a Windows NT server in another domain, you must either create a trust relationship between the site server's domain and the remote domain, or you must create a client connection account in the remote domain and then specify the new SMS client network connection account in the SMS Administrator console.

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