Helper Server, in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), is a server used to manage the load on the SMS site server.
What is Helper Server?
In Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), a server used to manage the load on the SMS site server. You move some of the SMS components – such as the Scheduler, Despooler, Inventory Processor, and Inventory Data Loader – from the site server to one or more helper servers. A helper server must be a Microsoft Windows NT Server as well as an SMS logon server for the site.
If your site server is heavily loaded, move the SMS components to a helper server. You can use Performance Monitor to determine which components should be moved from your site server.