Licensing and Registration
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Working with Multiple
Server Maintenance Portal®
is IT Asset Management
Software that collects hardware and software configurations across the
network and builds a content rich web portal. SMP also works
with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer to audit the security state of your Windows systems.
Schedule it as a task
using automated command line parameters
Disk space monitoring and reporting
Customize logo on web
New, easy-to-navigate web pages
Flexible reporting options
Intuitive Active Directory
Easy to automate using command
- Microsoft Active Directory.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 is required
to perform security scans.
- Windows® 2000/XP/2003 with Windows Management
Instrumentation is required on the
system where SMP is executed.
- Systems queried across the network require
Windows® NT/2000/XP/2003 with Windows Management Instrumentation
enabled, as well as, Microsoft's Automatic Update Services.
- Administrator permissions is required on all systems.
Cumbersome installation procedures are not
required. Simply copy the executable (SMP.EXE) to a dedicated folder on your local hard
drive and launch it.
The first time you query a system using SMP, a
"COMPUTERS" folder is created beneath the directory where SMP.EXE
lives. This folder will host all subsequent reports that are dynamically
generated by Server Maintenance Portal®. INDEX.HTM is the
portal entry page.
Server Maintenance Portal® is license per
System Administrator (User). Each user executing the product on a computer
must register the product. After registering the product, you may purchase
additional licenses on an "as needed" basis. Please review
the End User License Agreement for details.
To register SMP, copy the file you received from
Absolute Dynamics to the same folder as the product executable. When the program
is launched, it will automatically register.
Absolute Dynamics provides the following benefits to our
- E-mail support for Server
- Elimination of the 10 execution
- Elimination of 3 computer limitation
- Additional licenses can be purchased at anytime
- Input into the future design of Server
and other Absolute Dynamics products
- Free upgrades for the first year
When SMP is executed, you are presented with
the following screen.
Add Computer: Allows you to
manually enter a computer to be added to the portal. The
computer must have a valid account in the current Active
Deletes computers and all associated reports and web pages
from the portal.
Import from a File: Import
a list of computers from a text file.
Search Active Directory:
Search for computer accounts you want to add to the portal.
Use the export/import functions to customize the list of
computers you manage using SMP.
Scan Computers: Scans the
selected computers in the list and updates reports and web
pages in your Server Maintenance Portal.
Update Portal Entry Page:
Only updates the Portal Entry Page. This is required
after update select systems in portal.
Configure SMP: Customize
exactly what you what scanned and where it is saved.
Help: Calls this web page.
Search Filter: Enter a
computer name or partial computer name to search for.
By default all computer names are searched.
Start Path: The LDAP
path in Active Directory to begin searching. By
default the root of the default domain is searched.
Remove Computer from List:
Removes the selected computer from the list.
Export to File: Exports the
list of computers to a file which can be modified, then
imported at a later time. The file name should be saved with
at TXT extension.
Several options are available when scanning computers on
your network. Click the image below to enlarge it.
The folder were all reports and HTML files are
stored. This can be a local drive, network
drive or UNC.
Logo Graphic: A logo that is
displayed on all web pages generated by SMP. The logo
graphic must point to a http address. Do not use a
local path or UNC.
Disk Space Threshold: The
percent free when reporting if a server disk drive needs
attention. When the threshold is reached, SMP will
mark the server with a red "X", indicating the server needs
SMP Scan Options: Items
selected will be documented to the web page, unchecked items
will not be scanned.
MBSA Options: Please review
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web Site to get a
full description of MBSA and the scan options listed above.
Note: SMP will not auto deploy any software to any
computer at anytime. If you're systems are reporting
"out of date" windows update services, they must
be manually updated.
Server Maintenance Portal uses your existing
credentials when searching, modifying or administering
Active Directory objects or remote computers on the network.
To access other domains on your network, right click smp.exe and perform a RunAs command against the
executable, then specify the proper domain credentials.
Command line options allow SMP to be
scheduled and automated. Note: The trial version
supports command line options, but cannot be completely
automated due to the opening trial version message that is
displayed. Type "SMP /?" to view the screen below.
When executed with the /AUTO
command line parameter, SMP will automatically scan all
existing computers in the portal using the current options
configured. You must be in the the same folder as
SMP.EXE to launch it with command line options.
Simply schedule SMP.EXE with command
line options the same way you would any batch job or script.
Be sure your authentication credentials have Administrator
rights to the local system and the remote systems being