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Operations Manager 2007 R2 Installation and Configuration (Step by Step) – Part 9 “Discover Windows Computer and Deploy SCOM Agents”

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Installation and Configuration (Step by Step) – Part 9 “Discover Windows Computer and Deploy SCOM Agents”

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In this post series I went through step by step into System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 starting from “Pre-Build”, then I continued with “Installing Operations Manager Database”, followed by another post “Installing Root Management Server”, then “Configure GPO for SCOM”, then followed by “Configuring SQL Reporting Service”, then followed by “Installing Data Warehouse Database”, then followed by “Installing Audit Collection Service” and lately followed by “Download and Import Management Pack

In this post I will go through basic configuration in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, and the focus in this post will be on Discovering Windows Computer and Deploy SCOM Agents,

Steps are as the following:





User local administrator privileges to log on to the SCOM 2007 R2 Root Management Server (SCOM) [Member of "OpsMgrAdmins" Group]. This account must also have system administrator privileges on the instance of SQL Server that will host the Operations Manager 2007 R2 database



Open the SCOM console. Highlight Administration and Click Discovery Wizard



On the What do you want to manage page, Click and select Windows computers then Click Next



On Auto or Advanced page, do the following:

· Select Advanced discovery

· Select Servers Only in the dropdown list

· Select a Management Server· Click Next



On the Discovery Method page, Select Scan Active Directory and Click Configure.



On Find Computers dialog box, Select the Role Any and click OK



On the Discover Method page, Click Next



On the Administrator Account page, Check Use selected Management Server Action Account and Click Discover



On the Select Objects to Manage page, select the computers to manage and click Next



On the Summary page, confirm the Agent installation directory, Select Local System and Click Finish



Close the Agent Management Task Status dialog box


In the next posts I will continue go through the main configuration areas in Operations Manager 2007 R2, starting with Discovering Unix\Linux Servers and Deploy Agents.

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