For the second year, our readers say that Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 is the Best Software Deployment Tool. SMS 2.0 took more than a quarter of the vote in an extensive field of candidates for Best Software Deployment Tool, making this SMS 2.0's third Readers' Choice award in the Best Systems Management Products category.

SMS 2.0 deploys applications, software updates, and OSs over simple or advanced networks. Businesses can use SMS 2.0's inventorying features to plan deployments in a distributed computing environment and its software distribution features to execute the deployments. Targeting and scheduling options let you send applications and updates to directory users or groups, or to specific machines or hardware profiles. SMS 2.0 integrates fully with Microsoft SQL Server and the Windows 2000 Server and Windows NT OSs to deliver a complete, cost-effective change and configuration management solution.

MICROSOFT SYSTEMS
MANAGEMENT SERVER (SMS) 2.0
Microsoft
Redmond, Washington
425-882-8080
http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/default.asp
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