Topic Last Updated—August 2008
The SMS 2003 client health monitoring tool was published as an add-on for SMS 2003 Service Pack 1. This tool and its objectives are similar to client status reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2. However, a number of improvements to the SMS 2003 client health monitoring tool have been made in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 client status reporting.
|The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Configuration Manager 2007 R3.
The following table shows the key differences between the SMS 2003 client health monitoring tool and Configuration Manager 2007 R2 client status reporting.
|SMS 2003 Client Health Monitoring Tool
|Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Client Status Reporting
Uses a separate SQL database to store client health data.
Stores client status data in the Configuration Manager 2007 site database.
Uses Microsoft Excel to display client health reports.
Uses standard Configuration Manager 2007 reports which can also display trending data collected by the feature.
Contains checks for heartbeat discovery and software and hardware inventory.
Contains additional checks for status messages.