Have you ever downloaded an OpsMgr 2007 Management Pack but had trouble figuring out what's new, what's changed or even how to use it? If so then what you'll want to do is check out the MP's corresponding Management Pack Guide. Out on our TechNet site we have a bunch of cool Management Pack Guides available for both OS and server products so if you haven't see this then it's definitely something you'll want to add to your Favorites. So what's a Management Pack guide anyway? Well, as I'm sure you already know, a Management Pack contains predefined monitoring settings that enable agents to monitor a specific service or application. A Management Pack Guide provides installation, configuration, operations, and troubleshooting information for a specific Management Pack. Kinda like a user manual for each different Management Pack we offer if you want to think of it that way.
Management Packs are available in the Management Pack Catalog and for more information on the available Management Pack Guides see:
Operating Systems and Technologies: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540358(TechNet.10).aspx
Server Products: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540357(TechNet.10).aspx
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer