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  1. Introduction

  2. Requirements

  3. Installation

  4. Licensing and Registration

  5. Using SMP

  6. Search Active Directory

  7. Configure SMP

  8. Working with Multiple Domains

  9. Automating SMP


Introduction

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

  • Integrated with MBSA 2.0

  • Disk space monitoring and reporting
  • Customize logo on web pages
  • New, easy-to-navigate web pages
  • Flexible reporting options
  • Intuitive Active Directory Searches
  • Import/Export options
  • Easy to automate using command line parameters
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Requirements

  • 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.
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Installation

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.

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Licensing and Registration

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 customers:

  • E-mail support for Server Maintenance Portal
  • Elimination of the 10 execution trial version
  • Elimination of 3 computer limitation
  • Additional licenses can be purchased at anytime
  • Input into the future design of Server Maintenance Portal and other Absolute Dynamics products
  • Free upgrades for the first year
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Using SMP

When SMP is executed, you are presented with the following screen.

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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 Directory domain.

Remove Computers:  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.

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Search Active Directory

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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.

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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.

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Configure SMP

Several options are available when scanning computers on your network.  Click the image below to enlarge it.

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Destination Folder: 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 attention.

SMP Scan Options: Items selected will be documented to the web page, unchecked items will not be scanned.

MBSA Options: Please review the 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.

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Working with Multiple Domains

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.

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Automating SMP

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.

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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 scanned. 

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