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  • Blog Post: KB915756 - Authorization Manager-enabled applications may not work after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (undergoing a change for Operations Manager)

    The KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915786/en-us which applies to Windows Server 2003 SP1 will undergo a slight update shortly for Operations Manager 2007. A few people have hit the issue I documented here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937292/en-us (Error message when you run the Operations...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005: "AD Replication Monitoring" encountered a permissions error.

    I was reviewing some of the calls we've been getting lately and this one seems to be popular so I thought I'd post a quick resolution in case you run into it: ======= Problem: When you use MOM 2005 to monitor a Microsoft Windows 2000-based or Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based domain controller...
  • Blog Post: New KBs on Top Issues

    Issues with MOM 2005 used with SQL 2005 reporting services. When you try to import a Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 report file by using the Import/Export Management Pack option or the RptUtil.exe utility, the import process fails. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919598 Problems...
  • Blog Post: Disabling/Enabling multiple rules/monitors/discoveries at once

    Boris Yanushpolsky recently blogged about a utility he wrote that allows you to disable or enable multiple rules, monitors or discoveries at once over on his MSDN blog . If you haven't seen it you might want to check it out. It's been out there a couple weeks so it may be old news to some of you but...
  • Blog Post: Asset Intelligence: Reports don't contain data

    We have seen some cases where folks attempt to run a report and instead of data they get a message that says :"No matching records could be found".  A different variation of this issue is a complaint that over time fewer and fewer machines appear in a given report.  Both issues have...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Management Pack and Mail Flow Sender Alerts

    Here is a common issue we see regularly with the Exchange Management Pack ... You have just applied Security updates for your Exchange server. The update installation went fine. The next morning, your MOM Administrator sees Mail Flow Sender alerts every 15 minutes with the following Description...
  • Blog Post: MOM2005: Slow performance for MOM 2005 reports

    Here's a tip on an issue we seem to be seeing every so often.  We've had a few calls lately where when running reports for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, you may experience some of the following symptoms: - Reports run slow. - Reports run for hours before completing. - Reports run for hours...
  • Blog Post: New Knowledge Base Articles for 8/26 through 9/1

    Here's a list of the new SMS, MOM and System Center Knowledge Base articles that published between August 26th and September 1st. Hope these help! http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936161 The MOM service may crash in discovery in MOM 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937470 A notification subscription...
  • Blog Post: Want to stay current on all the new KB articles? Here's how

    If you're in charge of administering ConfigMgr or OpsMgr or SMS or MOM or whatever, chances are you're pretty concerned with making sure you're aware of any new Knowledge Base articles as quickly as possible.  That's why you subscribe to this blog and others like it. Being aware of this concern...
  • Blog Post: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 9-14 through 9-20

    We had seven new Knowledge Base articles for the week: Two on SMS 2003, one on MOM 2005, one on System Center ConfigMgr 2007 and three on System Center Operations Manager 2007. The links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr Ent Ed 2003 EN 838891 - You may receive status message ID 4963 or...
  • Blog Post: Top MOM Issues from Microsoft Support (Q4 Data)

    Good Day, Everyone. For today's post, we wanted to review our top call generators and areas of high customer pain in the MOM space. The data we will be using is the final Q4 case data (April-June). During this time period, our top 3 areas were Reporting Server , MOM Agent issues , and Management...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting MOM 2005 DTS Issues and Database Full Issues

    An issue that can occur with the Onepoint database is that the database begins to grow rapidly for no apparent reason, and may suffer a performance hit or stop functioning when the disk is near-full. This can occur for several reasons: 1. You just installed a lot of new management packs. In this case...
  • Blog Post: New SMS, MOM and System Center KB Articles for 10-14 Through 10-20

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937532 When you create a configuration baseline rule that includes more than 300 software updates in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the configuration baseline is not evaluated correctly Sys Center Config Manger 2007 AL SMS Server EN-US http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-23 through 11-29

    For the week of 11-23 through 11-29 we had five updated and two new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Configuration Manager 2007.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 273476 - SMS: Buffer Overrun Problem in Several Network Monitor Parsers Published -...
  • Blog Post: The MOM 2005 Agent and MOM UI Are supported on Windows Vista

    The MOM 2005 agent is now supported on Windows Vista (Enterprise, Business & Ultimate). See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/mom2005/vista.mspx The MOM 2005 Administrator and Operations consoles have also been tested and are not known to cause any issues. A KB article confirming...
  • Blog Post: New Knowledge Base articles for 1-13 through 1-19

    Here's our latest batch of newly published KB articles: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944693 Software updates cannot be deployed if the software update catalogs that are imported by System Center Updates Publisher 3.0 contain a /qn switch in the command line Sys Center Config Manager 2007 AL EN...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for those with MOM Service startup issues after installation of Windows Server Base OS MP 05.0.3500.0000

    Per my previous post the regarding the withdrawal of the Windows Server Base OS MP. If you have installed the MP, and are experiencing issues with the MOM service failing to start at boot I can offer the following workaround other than having to reinstall the previous version of the management pack....
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 Base OS Management Pack version 05.0.3500.0000 has been withdrawn due to technical issues

    The Base Operating System Management Pack (05.0.3500.0000) released to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e553062f-bd85-4772-8037-8b91f457b710&DisplayLang=en a few weeks ago has been temporarily withdrawn due to technical issues currently being investigated. The former version...
  • Blog Post: Quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions with our pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs).

    Using the power of virtualization, you can now quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions through a series of pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs). You can download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. Some...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: Viewing and changing the Action Account

    During the course of your OpsMgr 2007 admin duties you may find it necessary to view or change the action account that OpsMgr uses to run processes and scripts and much much more.  So what is the action account?  Several MOM processes run under this account, including the processes that host...
  • Blog Post: New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22

    Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB's but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I'm just now getting caught back up.  For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had twelve updated and four new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Mobile Device Manager 2008.  Links and...
  • Blog Post: The recent DHCP Management pack release 05.0.3500.0000 has a problem

    The latest DHCP Management Pack release (version 05.0.3500.0000, released 10/27) for MOM 2005 SP1 has an issue when imported on a management server where no previous version of the MP exists. When one of the State alerts ('The DHCP Scope is running low or out of available Addresses' or 'The DHCP Superscope...
  • Blog Post: News on the forthcoming re-release of the Microsoft Availability Reporting Management Pack

    As we near a re-release of the Availability Reporting MP for MOM, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss some of the fixes that have taken place, and unfortunately some that will not be addressed in this version. We are on currently on schedule for re-release of the MP on or before 31 st of this...
  • Blog Post: MOM: The Availability Reporting Management Pack has been re-released to the Web

    The Availability Reporting Management Pack (version 05.0.5000.0000) has been released to the download site http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a61d369-b785-4550-bde8-84e734ec5e40&DisplayLang=en on schedule. For background information on what has been fixed please see http...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Refresh

    The Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management pack is due to be refreshed (not an update) very shortly. The Release and Update History on the download page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf21f798-9b10-40dc-bcdd-4a8358cce94d&DisplayLang=en will show the most recent date (I'll guess...