Microsoft has launched its Systems Management Server 2003 change and configuration management offering.
The product is designed to deliver critical patch and application deployments, and asset management capabilities for enterprise customers.
Microsoft said that the application represents an element of its Dynamic Systems Initiative to simplify and automate how businesses design, deploy and operate distributed systems.
"After successfully helping early adopters to manage 250,000 devices at more than 60 sites worldwide, Systems Management Server 2003 is now available for customers across the globe," said Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president at Microsoft's Enterprise Management Division.
The software giant claimed that the product's early adopter and beta testing phases had resulted in cost savings, seamless upgrades and substantial improvements in software distribution, reporting, scalability and performance.
Estimated retail pricing for Systems Management Server 2003 with 10 device client access licences is $1,219.
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