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Microsoft KB Archive/156540

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Article ID: 156540

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q156540

SUMMARY

The SETLS program is run from the Smsls.bat and Smsls.cmd files. The Smsls.ini file is used by SETLS to determine which domain to add the current workstation to.

The Smsls.ini file enables the administrator to map computers to a specific domain, regardless of which domain the computer actually logs on to. The Smsls.ini file is used to provide additional control over what domain and server the setup and inventory programs are run from.

NOTE: Systems Management Server allows the creation of Systems Management Server domain names that may or may not correspond to Windows NT domains. When mapping computers to specific domains, actual Windows NT domain names must be used. The following sections are available for use in the Smsls.ini file:

[WIN.INI]
This section enables workstations running Windows to use the domain specified by the [SMS] section of the workstation's Win.ini file. The [WIN.INI] section of the Smsls.ini file requires no entries. To set the workstation's Systems Management Server domain, the administrator creates an [SMS] section in the Win.ini file (at the workstation running Windows), and adds the domain entry to that section.

[other domain]
This section enables workstations running Enhanced LAN Manager 2.x to use the domains in the OTHDOMAINS entry of the WORKSTATION section of the workstation's Lanman.ini file to map to a Systems Management Server domain. The SETLS program tries to map a domain in the OTHDOMAINS entry starting with the first domain in the OTHDOMAINS entry. In the Smsls.ini file, you add the [OTHER DOMAIN] section with entries that map the domain entries for the OTHDOMAINS in the Lanman.ini file of the workstation to Systems Management Server domains.

[workgroup]
This section enables workstations running Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, Windows95, or MS-DOS Workgroup Connection to map the workgroup set on the workstation to a Systems Management Server domain. This section also allows Windows NT clients that are members of a Windows NT resource domain to be mapped to that domain in the Systems Management Server hierarchy.

[domain]
This section enables workstations running Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, MS-DOS Workgroup Connection, or Enhanced LAN Manager 2.x to map the domain where the workstation user is currently logged on to a Systems Management Server domain.

[machine]
This section enables workstations running Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, MS-DOS Workgroup Connection, or Enhanced LAN Manager 2.x to map individual computers to a Systems Management Server domain.

MORE INFORMATION

There are several methods available for mapping domains, and any number or combination of the methods may be used. The Smsls.ini file will be searched sequentially from top to bottom. The first method that provides a server will be used; then the search stops. The administrator may organize the sections to set the desired priorities.

SETLS will get the information for the current computer that corresponds to the section being examined (for example, the machine name and workgroup information). SETLS compares the current value to the entries in that section. When a match is found, the domain on the right-hand side of the equal sign ("=") is used.

The following examples show different entries in the Smsls.ini file:

  • To Map a Domain to a Logon Server:

          [DOMAIN]
          PSUEDOMAIN=\\SMS1

    The server name must be preceded by a double backslash (\\). In this example, workstations that have logged into PSUEDOMAIN are mapped to the server SMS1.

  • To Map Individual Computers to a Domain:

          [MACHINE]
          TIM1=PSUEDOMAIN
          BRIANL3=PSUEDOMAIN

    In this example, the computers TIM1 and BRIANL3 are mapped to the PSUEDOMAIN domain.

  • To Map One Domain to Another Domain:

          [DOMAIN]
          CSUEWEST=PSUEDOMAIN
          CSUEEAST=PSUEDOMAIN

    In this example, users logging on to the CSUEWEST and CSUEEAST domains will be mapped to the PSUEDOMAIN.

  • To Map a Lan Manager Domain to a Windows NT domain:

          [OTHER DOMAIN]
          CSUESOUTH=PSUEDOMAIN

    In this example, computers in the CSUESOUTH domain are mapped to the PSUEDOMAIN domain.

Systems Management Server 1.2 Enhancements

In Systems Management Server version 1.2, additional functionality was added to support mapping a client to a Systems Management Server domain and site combination, or to a specific logon server. There are three additional types of mapping available in each section.

  • To Map a Workgroup to a Domain:

          [WORKGROUP]
          CSUETEST=CSUECORP
          CSUDEV=CSUECORP

    In this example, the computers running Windows in the CSETEST and CSUDEV workgroups are mapped to the CSUECORP domain, and Windows NT clients whose machine accounts are in the CSETEST and CSUDEV domains will be mapped to the CSUECORP domain.

  • To Map a Computer to a Logon Server:

    [MACHINE]
    CL7=\\SERVER1

    In this example, the client CL7 is mapped to the server SERVER1.

  • To Map a Domain to a Site:

    [DOMAIN]
    WESTERN=CORP:S01

    In this example, clients in the WESTERN domain are mapped to the CORP domain's site S01.

These enhancements now allow logon scripts to be used where there are multiple sites within a single Windows NT domain. In addition, a client can be mapped directly to a specified server. This allows the administrator to specify which Systems Management Server logon server will be used in domains where there are multiple domain controllers.

For more information on the Smsls.ini file and its options, see Installing Sites in the Administrator's Guide.


Additional query words: prodsms smsls

Keywords: kbinterop kbinventory kbnetwork kbsetup KB156540