Hello all! Just a brief intro..First I am excited to be the lead technician on this project assigned to me. I have been going through some training and such.
The Install went great running on a DELL server dual 2.8GHZ Xeon's, 2GB RAM..Installed SQL Server 2000, Installed SQL SP4, Installed SMS 2003 with SP1, security scanning tools, SMS toolkit 2...anywho..
Questions..Advertisements.Basically for testing purposes I set all schedules very harsh about every 15 minutes. Basically I setup the security inventory tool and have software updates telling me what patches I need etc..The advertisment went good installed on my test client etc..
However the Advertisement Status has its "Program Started" at 130 and program success at 130. So basically it is running over and over due to the advetisement shcedule. Is this bad or is this normal? I mean is it installting each time? Perhaps a brief explination of how an advertisement works.
Also due to corporate restrictions (Very large enterprise) I could not extend the Schema in AD for SMS 2003. Would this explain why when I deploy an Advanced Client install whe you click on Systems Management in the control panel then advanced it has no SITE code assigned to it, but when I manually enter the site code of TDS it works fine. You can see the problem of having to do this for 300+ PC's thhough
Also in the SMS admin console it does not show it as an installed client in the All Systems collection untill I manually enter the TDS site code on the client PC. Any workarounds for this?