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OpsMgr 2007: How to make ACS work on port other then the default
Here's an interesting tip sent to me by Milan Jajal on how to make ACS work on a port other than the default. I don't know how often something like this would be necessary but just in case you need it here are the steps: ======== Below are the changes that need to be done for ACS in OpsMgr 2007...
11 Dec 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Reporting console returns error "Client found response content type of 'text/html', but expected 'text/xml'"
Here's an interesting one I came across that I think you'll find interesting. This one covers a message you may get if you're using the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003: ======== Issue: When you open the System Center Operations Manager 2007 reporting console you may get the below error. ...
19 Nov 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Rule does not appear while creating custom Event View
Here's another cool tip sent to me by Milan Jajal , a support engineer in our Manageability group. If you're trying to create a new Event View using a custom rule and it's not showing up then this may be your issue: ======== Issue: When using the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Console to...
13 Nov 2008
Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-12 through 10-18
We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr Ent Ed 2003 EN 941820 - NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing does not work correctly on a computer that is running the SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 Advanced Client Published - Updated Sys Center Operation...
22 Oct 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
Want to install OpsMgr 2007 SP1 or Essentials 2007 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 computer? Now you can.
We just released our support hotfix for Windows Server 2008 as 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. This is essentially a small hotfix roll-up affecting the HealthService...
28 Jul 2008
The OpsMgr Health Service service terminated with service-specific error 3 (0x3)
Here's another Operations Manager 2007 issue you might want to keep your eyes open for: ======== Symptoms: When attempting to deploy a System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 agent the deployment succeeds but the HealthService fails to start with the following Service Control Manager...
24 Jul 2008
TechNet Virtual Labs: System Center Operations Manager 2007
Yesterday I posted some of you ConfigMgr 2007 virtual labs so today I thought I'd post some on OpsMgr 2007 as well. If you're new to OpsMgr 2007 or wanting to learning something new these TechNet Virtual Labs are a great place to start: ======== TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager...
10 Jul 2008
Troubleshooting Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) features
Satya Vel, recently blogged on a great new doc the OpsMgr team has put together for troubleshooting AEM and DEM configuration issues, Satya is one of our top Program Managers for System Center and the link to his post can be found below. We have seen a rise in the number of cases for this feature...
28 May 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Recent Documentation Updates
We have a couple updates to the old tried and true docs you might be interested in. The updated docs and what's new or added are below: ======== Security Guide (April Update) - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859&DisplayLang=en New topics...
9 May 2008
OpsMgr 2007: System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Model now available
The Operations Manager 2007 Capacity Planning model has now been released to the Web. The download is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6fec1f12-a62c-4e8d-8a19-56879192adc3&DisplayLang=en The Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 is for planning...
8 May 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Clustered resources may generate event IDs 1103 and 10720
Here's another common issue we're seeing quite a bit of so if you're seeing these 1103 and 10720 events you'll definitely want to check this out: ======== PROBLEM: When using System Center Operations Manager 2007, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: Cluster machines...
2 May 2008
OpsMgr 2007: No reports are listed under the Reporting pane in the Operations Console
Here's a problem we run into every now and again that I thought you'd be interested in reading about. It's not super common but just in case you see it, now you'll know how to fix it. ======== PROBLEM: After the installation of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting, no reports are listed...
24 Apr 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Setting up Audit Collection Service (ACS) Reporting
We get quite a few questions about it so I thought I'd post instructions here. If you're wanting to install Audit Reporting this is the way to do it: ======== 1. Logon to the server that will be used to host ACS reporting as a user that is an administrator of the SRS instance. 2. Create a temporary...
16 Apr 2008
New Knowledge Base articles for 3-30 through 4-5
We had six new KB articles last week concerning OpsMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2007 and Mobile Device Manager 2008. Titles and links are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=950782 How to replace Windows AIK version 1.0 with Windows AIK version 1.1 when you use System Center Configuration...
14 Apr 2008
OpsMgr 2007: System Center Authoring Console Release Candidate Now Available
The Release Candidate of the Authoring Console is live for you to download! ====== Quick Details Version: 2007.RC Date Published: 2/29/2008 Language: English Download Size: 2.8 MB - 5.6 MB (Download size depends on selected download components) Overview This powerful console...
3 Mar 2008
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: Connector QuickStart Guide
One of our Premier field Engineers, Ambrose Wong, wrote a fantastic Connector Quickstart Guide that Jakob Oleksy put out on his blog. If you're interested in developing your own connectors then this is the place to start. The intro is below but to get the entire 36 page doc see http://blogs...
21 Feb 2008
Live TechNet Webcast: Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 200)
Here's another webcast you'll want to keep on your radar screen if you use System Center Operations Manager 2007. This one is a week from this Friday on February 29th. This is a good overview of client monitoring using OpsMgr 2007 and by the end of this session you should have a good understanding...
20 Feb 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Does Operations Manager 2007 Support...
Ever have questions like these? Can I install the Operations Manager Database on this version of Windows? Will the Management Server run on that version of Windows? What's the minimum hardware requirements for a Gateway Server? How about the Operations Console? The Agent? Do I need .NET...
23 Jan 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Object still shows to be in Maintenance Mode after the window has expired
We get questions about this every so often so I figured I would send you all a heads up. A Knowledge Base article is forthcoming but it happens enough that I wanted to go ahead and get this out now. Symptoms: Although a maintenance mode window has expired, an object may still show to be in Maintenance...
6 Dec 2007
OpsMgr 2007: Supported Clustering Configurations
I've been hearing a lot of questions lately about what the supported clustering configurations for OpsMgr 2007 are so I wanted to post this quick graphic that may help explain things a little bit. One of our top Program Managers for System Center Operations Manager 2007, Satya Vel, put this together...
6 Dec 2007
OpsMgr 2007: What if I lose my RMS encryption key??
So let's say I have a functional OpsMgr 2007 infrastructure in place and then for whatever reason have to reinstall/replace the Root Management Server (RMS), but I didn’t backup my RMS encryption key. What are the exact ramifications of this and what would I need to do to correct it? ...
5 Dec 2007
What's New in Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
This topic describes some of the improvements and major changes in functionality that are included in Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is available in two ways. First, it is offered as a standalone executable file that you use to upgrade an existing Microsoft...
8 Nov 2007
Virtualizing System Center Operations Manager 2007 Roles
We seem to have been getting a lot of questions surrounding the virtualization of various System Center components so I thought I send out a link to a great write-up Satya Vel posted over on the Operations Manager Product Team Blog . ====== In the last couple of years, virtualization technology...
6 Nov 2007
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