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An SMS Site Boundary Question on SMS 2003

From: Jack

Hi Ed, I was reading your instructions on SMS. Very good.
Anyway, I noticed you mention this: To set the boundary, we will need to find out what the SMS site name is first. Open up AD Sites and Services and see what your site is called. Mine is called "SMS-Lab-Site".
When I installed SMS, It does not appear that it created this. Is there a way I can manually create it or to make SMS create it? This may be part of my problem why it is not pushing out to the 98 machines.

Thanks, Jack

Hi Jack,

The site is what you create when you first install active directory.
AD Sites and Services is found under administrative tools in the control panel if you have the active directory admin tools installed.
I don’t remember what the default site name is, something like Site1 or "Default-First-Site-Name" according to some MS sites.
If you have only one subnet, then you will have only one site name.
I have two subnets at my office. I named them after the…

Sonic Updater does not work on my Dell

I was watching my firewall logs one morning and I kept seeing this message:
Error while sending/rec

After some research I found that "StorageGuard" was part of sgtray.exe that Sonic was using to check for updates with it's Update Manager that was installed in the run area of the registry on all the new Dell 2400 PCs I purchased in 2004.

I removed that run key from the registry.
I don't know why sonic would issue an update program that used an IP address instead of a host name. Very stupid. Now that the IP address is a dead end, all those copies of Sonic cannot update themselves.