Microsoft Releases the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU)

by Greg Ramsey

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From the ITMU Web Site: "Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1 uses the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) to determine the update compliance of managed systems. This tool provides integration with updates offered by Windows Update and Microsoft Update."

The ITMU currently supports the following products:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Micrsofot Windows Server 2003
  • All Windows components (such as MSXML, MDAC, and Microsoft Virtual Machine)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
  • Microsoft DirectX
  • .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger
  • Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (Office XP and later)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 10
  • Windows Script 5.1, 5.5, 5.6
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4)
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003
  • 64-bit versions of Windows XP
  • Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office XP SP3

  • Before installing the ITMU, review the Pre-Installation Guide.
    For more information, refer to the Ohio SMS Users Group blog and In particular, review the ITMU Pre-Installation Flow Chart.


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