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  • Blog Post: Food for Thought - OpsMgr Group Calculation Polling Interval

    Group membership calculation in Operations Manager is scheduled for every 30 seconds by default. For enterprise deployments, we recommend increasing the discovery interval to 15 minutes or greater. When increasing the frequency, you must take into account how it can influence some of the following behavior...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Reports MP Bug

    A couple of fellow colleagues in MCS (Paul Bishop & Jason Rydstrand) a while back had identified a significant bug in the latest version of the Exchange 2010 management pack, which will cause severe growth of two tables in the data warehouse DB in an enterprise deployment of Exchange 2010 and Operations...
  • Blog Post: Extended Exchange 2010 Management Pack released on TechNet Gallery

    Today I published on the TechNet Gallery, a custom management pack for providing additional montoring of Exchange Server 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012. The following new features are new in this release of the Extended Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack: Includes performance...
  • Blog Post: I'm Back at Microsoft

    After a brief departure from Microsoft I recently returned and will be actively blogging again. I just updated the blog post - "Performance Optimizations For Operations Manager 2007 R2" to include guidance for Operations Manager 2012, so please check that out as I know many of you have been asking what...
  • Blog Post: Updated AD Group Membership Custom MP

    Several years ago, a colleague of mine Steve Rachui blogged about a custom management pack template supporting the scenario of allow discovery of AD Security Group membership for agent-managed Windows systems. Recently I was working with this management pack for a customer and identified an opportunity...
  • Blog Post: How to Fix the OM 2012 Service Level Tracking Summary Report

    This is a fix specific to a report that is provided out of the box with the System Center Operations Manager 2012 RTM and SP1 version, specifically the Service Level Tracking Summary Report that is in the Microsoft Service Level Report Library.  If you have ever run this report you will have noticed...
  • Blog Post: How to Install the OM 2012 Agent on a SharePoint Server Hosting SM Portal

    Many people have encountered the unfortunate scenario of attempting to upgrade or install the Operations Manager 2012 Agent on a SharePoint Web server hosting the Service Manager Self-Service Portal.  The Windows Installer package for the agent installation checks for the existence of System Center...
  • Blog Post: How to Use a Textbox Object Picker Control in your Custom Report

    So this is a topic I have been meaning to post in a while now and finally made the time/effort to write it up. This is a scenario that is not documented in the Report Authoring Guide for Operations Manager and I had to go through the reports in the Generic Report Library MP in order to find an example...
  • Blog Post: Updated Steps for Moving Operations Manager 2012 Databases

    Back when Operations Manager 2007 was released, I blogged here - http://blogs.technet.com/b/mgoedtel/archive/2007/08/06/update-to-moving-operationsmanager-database-steps.aspx regarding a script that needed to be executed after you moved the OperationsManager database from one SQL server to another. With...
  • Blog Post: Performance Optimizations for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012

    Please Note: This blog has been updated to provide guidance on which settings are applicable to Operations Manager 2012. This blog post is based on questions that people who attended our MMS 2010 session BB23 – Operations Manager 2007 SQL Server Configuration for Operations Manager 2007 Administrators...