The default management pack that ships with OpsMgr 2007 is used to store very specific information for the management group. Though it is not meant to hold any custom rules, monitors, groups, views, or overrides, this MP still often ends up full of junk. In this post, Kevin Holman discusses what should be in your default MP, what should not, and how to clean it up.

For more coverage of System Center and OpsMgr 2007, check out these TechNet Magazine articles:

  • System Center: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007
    As you deploy Windows Server 2008 into your environment, you’ll need a way to manage and monitor its health, performance, and availability. Fortunately, you can use the existing System Center tools you are already familiar with. See how you can use OpsMgr 2007 to manage your Windows Server 2008 assets.
  • System Center: Using Configuration Manager with Windows Server 2008
    The release of System Center Configuration Manager SP1 added full support for managing Windows Server 2008 systems, including such new features as server core. Get a quick overview of deploying the ConfigMgr agent and using ConfigMgr to manage Windows Server 2008 systems throughout your organization.
  • System Center: Granular Targeting in Operations Manager 2007
    For every monitoring object you build, you must also decide what target to use. Choosing the correct target is critical, but knowing how to go about choosing the correct target is not always clear. Steve Rachui explores various options for correct targeting in OpsMgr and provides guidance for choosing the appropriate method for each scenario.
  • Virtualization: Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008
    System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a consolidated interface for managing your virtual infrastructure. The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, as well as for VMware virtual machines. Explore the new features and get an overview of using VMM to centralize your management tasks.
  • System Center: Windows PowerShell in System Center Operations Manager
    Windows PowerShell has been integrated into System Center Operations Manager 2007, offering a powerful way to perform and automate common administrative tasks. Get an overview of how you can use Windows PowerShell in OpsMgr to perform routine maintenance, manage agents, and more.
  • Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008: Deploying Windows Server 2008 with System Center
    It used to be that server administrators would install Windows Server manually using the CD or DVD and then spend several hours configuring the server. With the release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and the new Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, server administrators can now use the same tools that desktop administrators have been using for years to automate deployments.