Thanks for posting here.
From the description, I understand the issue is that you want to know
whether SMS can do the same job as Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool.
If I am off base, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Please refer to the following link,SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 have been
Upgrade Planning: Identify core and non-core applications in order to
understand what applications require migration to the new environment.
Software consolidation aids upgrade planning by reducing the number of
applications that need compatibility testing. Identify hardware assets that
need upgrading based on comparisons to published operating system hardware
requirements. The result is more efficient planning and streamlined
execution for upgrading users to Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Full Windows Vista Support
Perform software and hardware inventory for Windows Vista client computers
For detailed operation,Please post to SMS newsgroup.
More useful infomation about Windows Vista Hardware Assessment,Please refer
to the following
Hope this helps
Have a nice day!
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