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  • Blog Post: Edge Show - Log Management and Other Intelligence Packs in System Center Advisor

    Check out this video to see how System Center Advisor helps Enterprise Operation teams transform machine data and unstructured logs into Real Time Operations Intelligence: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-114-Log-Management-and-Other-Intelligence-Packs-in-System-Center-Advisor
  • Blog Post: Calling all System Administrators and Security Analysts to provide feedback regarding Security Threat detection and response

    We are looking for System Administrators\Security Analysts to take a very short anonymous survey that will take only a minute to complete regarding managing Security Threats in your environment. This will be extremely helpful to us on the product team. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GMSCHP Thank...
  • Blog Post: Are you attending TechEd 2014? Interested in meeting with the OpsMgr Product team?

    We wanted to gauge our OpsMgr Customers interest in doing an informal round table discussion with OpsMgr product team to influence the future of this product . If you are planning to attend TechEd 2014 in Houston could you please take this quick survey to let us know. If there is enough interest we...
  • Blog Post: Cerificate Template for Third-party CA

    Some customers have asked how they can obtain a certificate for use with Operations Manager 2007 when are using a Certificate Authority (CA) other than Certificate Services on Windows Server. Use the template below: [Version] Signature= "$Windows NT$" [NewRequest] Subject = "CN= agent...
  • Blog Post: ACS Reports for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

    ACS reports that will come out of the box with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 , will support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2. In addition, R2 which has many new enhancement and features - and for ACS in particular, it will also include more robust creation of indexes for better...
  • Blog Post: Phase 1 of the Security Guide is Online

    Phase 1 of the Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide is now available online at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/opsmgr/2007/library/proddocs.mspx The first phase of the Security Guide was written rather quickly to address the top two security-related concerns that we received; information about...
  • Blog Post: Securing MOM

    Many customers are interested in best practices for securing their MOM 2005 deployment. Beyond the documentation we provide (see the MOM Security Center as part of the MOM 2005 Admin console\Information Center) here are a couple more tips: Use Security Configuration Wizard. This is a great tool...
  • Blog Post: Solution Summary: ACS Support for Unix and Linux Systems

    Available by 2nd half of 2009 (late fall) - brought to you by the System Center Cross Platform team . Provide Audit Collection Services (ACS) for Unix and Linux systems Leverage OpsMgr 2007 R2 Cross Platform infrastructure to enable Unix/Linux auditing Collect and aggregate audit events across...
  • Blog Post: Security Guide has been updated

    The new June25th release of the Operation Manager 2007 Security Guide is now available at the following URL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_Security.doc New topics in this release: · Role-Based Security in Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: Creating a read-only MOM Operator Console

    A question that I hear frequently is "How do I create a read-only Operator Console"? The MOM security groups are 'MOM User', 'MOM Author', and 'MOM Administrator'. Unfortunately, there is no 'MOM Read-only User' security group. This means that there is no possibility of creating a completely secure...
  • Blog Post: 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 – Workgroup Boundary · How to Set the Action...
  • Blog Post: Two items regarding the Gateway Server

    In the past week I have received two queries from customers that I want to share. The first is that when you use the Gateway Approval Tool, it will attempt to write data to the Operations Manager database. Ensure that the account you log in with to use the Gateway Approval Tool has write rights to...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Password Expirations

    The question has recently come up, what about password expiration used for Run As Account (and action account) credentials? If you are using Local System, there is no password to expire. If you specified a domain account, we have you covered (for the most part). When you specify a domain account,...
  • Blog Post: Security Hardening Guide

    The Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Security Hardening Guide is designed to provide you with essential information about how to further protect, or harden, your Operations Manager 2007 environment in conjunction with the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW). SCW is an attack-surface reduction tool for...