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By Spring ·
We'v mostly used NT 4 for data sharing, but now need to install some applications on the server. Can anyone suggest the easiest and recommonded way to do so? My understanding is that it's done through Systems Management Server (SMS). Your help is appreciated.

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by steveh In reply to installing apps

SMS is a pretty powerful tool to use. Using it, you can manage a variety of things, including access to software on the server. In a network with 50 or more users, I would suggest using SMS to monitor a variety of resourses pretty constantly. I'mnot sure what other info I can give you.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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by bpalmer In reply to installing apps

Depends what applications you want ot install on the server as to if you need SMS or not? We have Office installed on one of our NT 4 servers and are not using SMS even with about 100- 130 users... Another option is to install the app on the serverand then set it to run as a service, this can get kind of complicated to get setup, but once it is very simple to manage.

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by avidetto In reply to installing apps

The question I would have you ask yourself is how large is the area I need to cover and how many applications am I going to deliver. If you are only installing one application over a few hundred computers every now and then..you can do this just as well by using wise installer to build your package then using ntreskit & a batch job to deliver them. However, If your looking for a log term solution, SMS is a VERY good choice. You will be able to meter your software, create the packages, Send themout, remote control, as well as other functions like Hardware & Software inventory..system upgrades, helpdesk functions..it is a very powerful tool indeed. As a remote tech myself, I do this on a daily basis and have yet to find the limits of what the SMS & Ntreskit combined can do for a Tech. Hope this helps- Good Luck- Al

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