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Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate - RELEASED!

Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate - RELEASED!

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is now available generally from the Microsoft Connect site http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Updates to the main System Center Operations Manager 2007 page  http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/opsmgr should be coming shortly to advertise its availability.

All you will need to do is to register via Windows Live ID to download it via Connect.

 

This release will be fully supported.  Support options include:

  • Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) – you can use your standard support options to get support on this edition
  • Newsgroups – there is a dedicated SP1 newsgroup: Microsoft.public.opsmgr.sp1
  • Hotfixes requests that are accepted will be incorporated into the final RTM version

This release is fully upgradable to the final RTM version of the Service Pack. 

 

What's available on Connect:

Opsmgr 2007 SP1 RC Upgrade Package - Allows upgrade of RTM build 5000 Opsmgr07 installations. Can be upgraded to full SP1 in Feb 08.

Opsmgr 2007 SP1 RC 120 Eval Package - Slipstreamed 120-day evalation SP1 RC. Can be upgraded to full SP1 in Feb 08.

OpsMgr 2007 RC Authoring Console - Release Candidate of the Authoring Console

 

Please read the anouncements once registered for details of What's new in the RC (also available in the Online Help (.CHM file) once installed, and support information.

See my recent posts on hotfixes supplied with SP1 RC if you plan to multi-home agents to original release and SP1 RC management groups simultainiously here and here

The KB article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/944443 (SP1 Fixlist) is still in the process of release. While this KB article is pending publication here is the approximate list of contained references for what is fixed by the SP1 release candidate:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935898 - Error message when you try to access a Web page view in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Web Console: "Requested value 'UrlViewType' was not found"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937470 - A notification subscription's Alert Criteria options do not work as expected in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935896 - When the Health Service (HealthService.exe) runs timed scripts in System Center Operations Manager 2007, high memory usage may occur
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936838 - After a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent sends discovery data to a management group, no rules are deployed for monitoring in later management groups
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939799 - The System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent is unable to restart the health service after its monitored thresholds are exceeded
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936481 - You cannot install the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting feature in a disjointed namespace environment
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939364 - System Center Operations Manager 2007 cannot find some network devices by using the network device discovery process
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939585 - Some SSL Monitoring monitors display an incorrect status or an incorrect name in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936219 - Error message when you try to install System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting: "The wizard was interrupted before Operations Manager 2007 could be installed
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938989 - Subscription notification objects in System Center Operations Manager 2007 may not be displayed correctly on a computer that uses a regional setting other than "English (United States)"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938505 - Some report information does not appear in Japanese in the Japanese version of System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942865 - Error message when you try to generate a report in System Center Operations Manager 2007: "Cannot initialize report"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938626 - The Entity Health monitor for an Operations Manager 2007 management server displays "Critical" together with a Health Service threshold setting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938991 - The SQL Server 2000 database engine health is not monitored in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938988 - You may be unable to delete a log file on a client computer in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936579 - The Operations Manager Audit Collection Service does not start and Event ID 4668 is logged after you install Audit Collection Server from a read-only source
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936219 - Error message when you try to install System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting: "The wizard was interrupted before Operations Manager 2007 could be installed
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942865 - Error message when you try to generate a report in System Center Operations Manager 2007: "Cannot initialize report"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938626 - The Entity Health monitor for an Operations Manager 2007 management server displays "Critical" together with a Health Service threshold setting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938993 - You cannot deploy an agent by using the Discovery and Installation Wizard in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938988 - You may be unable to delete a log file on a client computer in System Center Operations Manager 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936579 - The Operations Manager Audit Collection Service does not start and Event ID 4668 is logged after you install Audit Collection Server from a read-only source

Included on the SP1 RC image:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941811 - A memory leak occurs if an agent of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 original release reports to management servers of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941557 - Management servers that are running the original release of System Center Operations Manager 2007 do not process the agent event data from an agent of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

Currently unpublished KB hotfix articles. As such the titles are subject to change:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937456 - A problem has been indentified when pushing an agent to a Windows-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938507 - You can encounter an error stating the report subscription cannot be saved
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938510 - User Account Control enabled operating systems are not able obtain elevated user rights for workflows that need these user rights.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939769 - Operations Manager UI Performance improvements
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940224 - A problem has been identified in Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 with Optimized Performance Counter Collection.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941307 - A problem has been identified in Operations Manager 2007 event-based monitors
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951557 - Management servers that are running the original release of System Center Operations Manager 2007 do not process the agent event data from an agent of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941977 - A problem has been identified when editing Web application monitoring settings.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941943 - A problem has been identified with collecting a high number of optimized performance counters
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942168 - After installing RemotelyAnywhere for remote server management on the root management server computer, the health service on that computer will not start.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943706 - A problem has been identified with System Center Operations Manager 2007 RTM where the SDK service data source module doesn't limit the number of data items it will process at once.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942920 - ACS forwarder on Windows 2000 fails to connect using certificate authentication to an ACS Collector

 

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