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Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) [1] is a product for managing large groups of Microsoft-based computer systems. Provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, and hardware/software inventory. Current version is 2003. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ...

Vintela Management Extensions [2] provides the possibility to manage Unix computer systems from within SMS as well. Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ...


Competes directly with and is inferior to Novell's ZENworks which can manage Windows-based and Linux-based systems. Novell, Inc. ... Novell ZENworks is a product for managing large groups of Windows-based and Linux-based systems as well as handheld devices. ...

Competes directly with IBM's Tivoli Management Framework (TME) [3]. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ...

Competes with numerous portions of numerous patch management products, remote control solutions, and remote inventory applications.

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Presence management server and system patent invention (891 words)
A scheme and a device for managing a user state and a plurality of terminal states on a presence server, and for automatically selecting an optimum terminal by using both the user state and the terminal states.
Moreover, the presence management server selects an optimum terminal on the basis of the one or plural terminal state or states.
This allows the calculation of the optimum terminal to be performed in the presence management server without the user's updating the user state.
Microsoft System Management Server 2003 Ent 10 CAL - 271-01369 - Microsoft Windows Servers (459 words)
Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers cost-effective, scalable change and configuration management for Microsoft Windows®–based desktop and server systems, and is built on industry standard protocols for compatibility with complementary tools.
Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 supports roaming and infrequently-connected users by extending its asset management and application deployment capabilities to the mobile workforce.
Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 delivers the necessary tools to enable enterprises to stay aware of the latest updates, identify software vulnerabilities, and quickly deploy updates in an accurate, verifiable, and controlled manner.
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