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OpsMgr2007: New Management Packs for WSUS and DPM Available
We had a couple recent additions to the Management Pack catalog for System Center Operations Manager 2007 that you might be interested in. The first is for WSUS 3.0 and the second is for Data Protection Manager: ======= Windows Server Update Services 3.0: The Windows Server Update Services...
27 Feb 2008
OpsMgr 2007: DFS Management Pack Generates Bogus DFS Link Monitor Alerts
Here's an interesting Operations Manager tip that comes from Michael Sadoff, a real life Support Escalation Engineer from Charlotte, North Carolina. If you're running the DFS Management Pack and getting some false-positives then you'll want to check this out: ======== Issue: When you using the...
14 Aug 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server MP for MOM 2005
The Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 is now available for download. ====== Overview The Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the audio and video quality for Office Communications Server 2007 Server...
26 Nov 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack
The new System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack is available for download: ====== Overview Software installation errors and misconfigurations compromise security and stability, resulting in escalated support costs. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack can...
17 Nov 2007
OpsMgr 2007: Updated Management Packs for Windows Server 2008
Yesterday I posted on the available of KB954049 that adds support for installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, and now we also have a couple Management Packs to go along with that support. Some of...
29 Jul 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Info on grayed out healthy agent icons and the Exchange agent restart threshold
The folks over on the Operations Manager 2007 Product Team blog recently released a couple posts about some issues you may be seeing in that product. In case you missed them I have some info and links below: ======== 1. Grayed out healthy agent icon Recently we have been receiving some questions...
4 Aug 2008
Released: Windows DNS 2000, 2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007
Overview This MP is designed to be used for monitoring DNS 2000 or DNS 2003 events, collecting DNS component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically responding to critical events...
25 Sep 2007
ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007
Overview The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of Exchange 2003 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a substantial number of settings affecting the configuration of Exchange...
27 Nov 2007
OpsMgr 2007: The Latest Management Pack Revisions
We had quite a few new Management Pack revisions release over the past week or two so I thought you might appreciate a heads up. See below for details or click here : ======== Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer
12 Jun 2008
Now Available: SCCM 2007 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
My buddy Clive Eastwood put up a post about our new management pack for SCOM 2007 over on his blog so if you're looking for the latest and greatest check it out: ====== The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 has released...
15 Nov 2007
OpsMgr 2007: Updated BizTalk Server Management Pack for Operations Manager
Looks like the updated MP for Biztalk is now live in the catalog. We're now at version 6.0.6411.0 and changes include: Addressed an issue where discovery was not fully working when host instances had multiple parent hosts. Addressed an issue where discovery was not fully working on systems using...
25 Sep 2008
MOM 2005: ADMP for MOM 2005 version 1.1 is now available on the download center
Just a quick FYI that the ADMP for MOM 2005 version 1.1 is now available on the download center. The major improvements in the new version of the ADMP are described briefly in the table below: Improvement Short Description Windows Server 2008 discovery for full Domain...
8 Aug 2008
The database discovery scripts (DiscoverSQL200*DB.vbs) fail on SQL servers with DBs larger than 32GB in the 6.0.6441.0 version of the SQL MP
In case you missed it, The MOM team announced a new issue they've discovered. Apparently the database discovery scripts can fail on a system that has a DB that is larger than 32GB. I posted the description of the issue and a link below: ======== Issue: We've recently become aware of an issue with...
14 Nov 2008
Now Available: System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Resource Kit Tools
Yesterday we release the System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Resource Kit Tools via the System Center Mobile Device Manager TechNet site . It's kind of hard to find unless you know what you're looking for but here's some info on what's available followed by a link where they can be downloaded...
2 Apr 2008
MOM2005 and OpsMgr 2007 Management Pack Catalog
Looking for a Management Pack for MOM2005 or OpsMgr 2007? Check out our Management Pack catalog at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/catalog/catalog.aspx . Here you can find software you need to optimize Operations Manager with other applications. You will find: Downloadable management...
2 Oct 2007
OpsMgr 2007: The AD and DHCP Management Packs have been updated
We had a couple new Management Pack updates released last Friday, one for the Active Directory Management and the other for the DHCP Management Pack. Windows Server 2008 is now supported for each. More information and download details can be found here . Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability...
10 Nov 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Operations Manager 2007 Receives Community Award
Looks like OpsMgr 2007 won another award. This time, Paul Ross over on the System Center Team Blog talks about how OpsMgr 2007 won the Gold Award for Exchange Server Monitoring Tool: ======== I'm pleased to announce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 has received another award - this time...
21 Oct 2008
OpsMgr 2007: A custom linked report Management Pack sample
Over on Steve Rachui's Manageability blog he posted a great sample showing how to build an MP containing linked reports. Below is an excerpt but you can read his entire post here . ======== I've seen several posts on various forums where folks are looking for samples showing how to build an MP...
3 Nov 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Cluster Management Pack Released
Do you have some Windows Server 2003 clusters you're wanting to manage with System Center Operations Manager 2007? If so this is your lucky day. Late last week we released the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007. A brief overview and a download...
12 Mar 2008
OpsMgr 2007: The Management Pack for SQL Server has been updated - now supports SQL 2008
The Operations Manager Team Blog just announced that version 6.0.6441.0 of the SQL Management Pack has released. It offers support for SQL Server 2008 and much much more. I have an excerpt below but you can read the entire post here . ======= The OpsMgr 2007 management pack for SQL Server...
30 Oct 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack is now available for download. ====== Overview The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of Exchange 2003 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended...
26 Nov 2007
Released: Microsoft DFS 2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007
This actually came out sometime yesterday but I figured I'd send a heads up in case you missed it: ============= Overview The Distributed File System 2003 Management Pack monitors events placed in the Application event log by DFS and raises alerts to indicate possible service outages or configuration...
25 Sep 2007
OpsMgr 2007: Creating a subscription for future occurrences of an alert
Ever want an easy way to have an email notification sent whenever a specific alert occurs? Back in the MOM 2005 days this was pretty simple but today with System Center Operations Manager 2007, while the functionality is still there, the UI is somewhat limited in this regard. As a proof of...
15 Jan 2008
Now Available: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Vulnerability Assessment Configuration Pack
The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Vulnerability Assessment Configuration Pack is released on the web and ready for download: ====== Overview Software installation errors and misconfigurations compromise security and stability, resulting in escalated support costs. System Center Configuration...
16 Nov 2007
OpsMgr 2007: Agentless Exception Monitoring Management Pack
Just a quick heads up that the AEM Management Pack is available: ====== Brief Description A Management Pack that enables you to identify generic errors sent by Windows Error Reporting (WER) clients to Management Servers that are AEM-enabled. Without this mapping function these errors appear in Operations...
5 Dec 2007
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