This unique book helps administrators and IT managers to quickly understand the full functionality of SAP Solution Manager, release 4.0. Readers get expert advice and detailed guidance on Implementation, Operations, Service Desk, Change Request Management, and the brand new function Diagnostics (root cause analysis). Step-by-step instruction is further enhanced using extensively commented configuration examples. In addition, the integration capabilities with third-party tools from the Help Desk and Modeling areas are also covered in detail. The book is based on the latest information derived from release 4.0 Ramp-Up experiences.