Andrzej's "IT Thoughts" Weblog

Loose thoughts about IT management&operations

June, 2006

  • Operations Manager 2007 Webcasts

    4 webcasts on OM2007: Installing OpsMgr 2007: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=ZRH99B&pw=SETUP Using OpsMgr 2007 Management Packs: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=79KJSF&pw=MPS Introduction to Agentless...
  • Installing Operations Manager 2007 Beta 2 – some caveats

    Recently I blogged about beta2 availability of OM2007. I finally got some time to get it installed and running. All the OM components installed fairly easy. Watch for some of the tricks: don’t try to install the latest PowerShell RC version, use the version...
  • MOM 2005 SP1 and x64 support [updated!]

    People have been often asking about supportability of different MOM components on x64 architecture. There is a lot of info on the web, but it’s a bit unsorted: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917615 , http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom...
  • Running MOM 2005 Workgroup on SQL 2005 Express

    MOM 2005 Workgroup (or full edition) will not run on SQL 2005 Express, because SQL Express does not have the SQL Agent (needed for grooming and optimization jobs): http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnsse/html/sseoverview...
  • MOM 2005 console on your mobile?

    Well, what do you say… Our Japanese friends (being somewhat more into electronic gadgets;)) have developed a mobile console for MOM (quite a long time ago BTW): http://www.microsoft.com/japan/mom/evaluation/mpc.mspx . And Michel has recently written a...
  • Company Knowledge Base in MOM 2005

    Two things that I recently came across with regard to the company KB in MOM: Positive: there’s a nice script that lets you export the KB content to HTML files: http://www.huntland.co.uk/Downloads/MOM/DumpMomKb.html . You might use it to import...
  • SCRM 2006 Report Model

    Tony DeAmicis wrote a SQL 2005 Report Model for System Center Reporting Manager 2006 database. This allows creating SCRM custom reports via SQL 2005 Report Builder without writing any T-SQL code. It’s available on http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery...
  • Access Based Enumeration in Windows Server 2003 (with SP1)

    Windows Server 2003 has a tool called ABE . From the documentation it seems to be a great tool to use if you are migrating from Novell Netware file servers. It is supposed to allow users see only the folders they have access to and hide the folders, where...
  • Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Beta 2 goes live

    Here it is. MOM2007 beta2 is out along with documentation. This will be the first time for me to install it and check the new features (except MMS labs). I will try to post some more definite impressions when I get to do some more serious tests. You...
  • Comment spam on my blog

    I had to turn on comment moderation, because of a recent few posts that were spam (linking to spam sites). This is a known problem already ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_spam , http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000984.html ) and there are a...