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April, 2008

  • EventLog Explorer

    The Event Explorer tool can be useful for functional and exploratory testing and debugging. The main purpose of this tool is to reduce burden of manual retrieving and creating EventLog related information since all necessary data regarding installed event...
  • Using the Data Warehouse Part 2 – Event Data

    Following on from the previous blog( now updated with Alert schema ) showing how to query the data warehouse for Alert data, this post will cover utilizing Event Data. Out of the box, we provide 3 main Event reports. Event Analysis Report Allows...
  • OpsMgr 2007 Hardware Guidance (What hardware do I buy?)

    OpsMgr 2007 Hardware Guidance (What hardware do I buy?) Many of you have been waiting for the System Center Capacity Planner tool to be released and that should be available very shortly. Until then I have put together an excel sheet with some basic...
  • Authoring console is now available

    The System Center Management Pack Authoring Console 2007 has been released to the Web! If you'll be at the Microsoft Management Summit next week, stop by the the Authoring Session SO04 - Tools and Best Practices for Authoring Management Packs for Operations...
  • Reading/Collecting Events created from script with the LogScriptEvent API

    Overview A lot of scripts have need to create events which are external to the normal function of the script. This is a technique which is typically used for tracing, it is not recommended to release scripts which expose traces in this way as there...
  • Microsoft IT's OpsMgr 2007 Deployment: MS and GW

    Management Servers The management server (MS) role has not changed significantly from previous versions of Operations Manager (OpsMgr). An MS is still responsible for receiving data from agents, and forwarding that data along to the relevant locations...
  • Encapsulating Common Script Functions in an MP

    Most MPs have one or more scripts which are used for a variety of things, discovery state monitoring, perf data creation, etc… In a lot of cases the majority of the script code is common to all the scripts in the MP, logging, connecting to a particular...
  • OpsMgr 2007 SQL MP version 6.0.6278.8 Released

    The OpsMgr 2007 MP for SQL 2000 and 2005 has been updated and was released to the MP Catalog on 3/31/2008 (version 6.0.6278.8). This version includes the fixes from all previous versions of the MP and is supported on both OpsMgr 2007 RTM and OpsMgr 2007...
  • Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide Updated April 2008

    The Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide has been updated and can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64017 . New topics in this release: · Using a Firewall in Operations Manager 2007 · Setting up Communications Across a Domain...
  • Operations Manager writers at MMS 2008

    There's a lot planned for the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Vegas! I'll be there, as will several other content managers and writers from the System Center team. The following sessions are good places to meet the team and influence upcoming...
  • OpsMgr 2007 BizTalk 2006 MP version 6.0.6278.16 Released

    The OpsMgr 2007 MP for BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 has been released to the MP Catalog on 4/14/2008 (version 6.0.6278.16). This management pack is a complete re-write of the BizTalk Server management pack, which takes full advantage...
  • Microsoft.Unix.Computer

    Team blog for System Center Cross Platform and Interop, Microsoft’s manageability solution for non-Windows platforms and Management System interoperability. http://blogs.msdn.com/scxplat/