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August 2008 - Technical Rollup Mail - Manageability

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News

SMS&MOM

http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx

 

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/

 

Announcing Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate (build 6335)

This is the official RC build for the R2 release. Step-by-step guided scenarios for each feature can be found at the survey link within your MSconnect account. These step-by-step guided scenarios are an excellent way to become familiar with the new features and also provide direct feedback to the Configuration Manager product team. Bugs and Design Change Requests can be filed through the feedback link. Your voice is important and we highly encourage and requested your feedback on these scenarios and features.

https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey/SurveyList.aspx?SiteID=16

 

SCOM Pack for Mobile Device Manager Now Available

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment. This management pack includes:

·         Detection and monitoring of all MDM servers and dependent services

·         The alert-driven state

·         Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration

Before you install the MDM management pack, read the MDM Management Pack Guide document. The guide includes instructions that you need to correctly deploy, configure and use the management pack. For the pack and further details please see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/catalog.aspx

 

 

Downloads

 

SMS and Configuration Manager

Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update

SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates is an add-on to SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enables customers to use the SMS 2003 Software Update Management feature to update their Dell servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d92a9bb94-1806-487b-a697-92492bf8cc8e%26displaylang%3den

 

MOM and Operations Manager

Windows 2003 Group Policy MP for OpsMgr 2007

Provides Group Policy health monitoring and knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when Group Policy fails to process. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d52459150-85bd-4acb-90be-2ee5df18e1a8%26displaylang%3den

 

Windows 2008 Group Policy MP for OpsMgr 2007

Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Microsoft group policy client component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d12a29de3-7147-4488-8b1d-5825892f2b05%26displaylang%3den

 

Windows Server 2008 Application Server MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack provides fundamental monitoring for the Application Server role of Windows Server 2008 Operating System.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d77eb6ec5-6932-4310-a426-f9b34c6c5be9%26displaylang%3den

 

Windows Server Operating System MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 Operating System.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3%26displaylang%3den

 

Terminal Services MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Terminal Services Management Pack monitors the individual Terminal Services components on Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1428ecfd-8c3e-4779-a383-4c491d2684f3%26displaylang%3den

 

Exchange Server 2007 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007

This management pack includes scripts and rules to effectively monitor Exchange 2007 and report on performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1a83e112-8677-4e03-83c3-f1b7ebfc3a4b%26displaylang%3den

 

Windows Key Management Service for System Center OpsMgr 2007

The KMS MP monitors core Key Management Service offered by Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3da330d876-c965-4433-afdf-7c61a9126fb3%26displaylang%3den

 

SC Ops Mgr 2007 SP1 & SC Essentials 2007 SP1 Windows Server 2008 Support Hotfix

This hotfix contains fixes for issues that can occur, either after installation of Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or Essentials 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008, or after the operating system in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d58529af1-243d-41f5-b681-342ac04aa17b%26displaylang%3den

 

Service Level Dashboard Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

This Solution Accelerator enables you to accurately measure and report on end-to-end system availability and performance of business critical applications in your organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d67ef9823-631b-49b7-9d7f-9f125bdf27ae%26displaylang%3den

 

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 MP for OpsMgr 2007

This management pack monitors the performance and availability of ISA Server 2006.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dc576fcdf-42f0-4eb5-990d-e8e7c7e9c07e%26displaylang%3den

 

Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 at Microsoft

Describes how the System Center Operations Manager (Ops Mgr) 2007 was implemented to improve the efficiency of infrastructure management and system health.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=11&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d120c0d6f-38bf-482b-bb15-421d66403430%26displaylang%3den

 

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007

This Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Management Pack provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=12&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3db9785235-826e-442b-aeaf-12f44bae5517%26displaylang%3den

 

FRS Windows Server 2000/2003 Management Pack

Monitors the performance and availability of Windows File Replication Service, ultrasound, and replica sets. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d6f5f8e56-6a35-4909-bb8f-968ee95a8f17%26displaylang%3den

 

 

Other

ACT Connector

The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application compatibility information to help plan for a Windows Vista deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d567be755-1d64-471d-8376-6b463491654b%26displaylang%3den

 

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73%26displaylang%3den

 

 

Events/Webcasts

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364#42364

 

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42363

 

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365

 

TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrading SMS 2003 SP2 to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

After completing this lab, you will be better able to identify an SMS 2003 SP2 site, use the Configuration Manager Prerequisite Check program to validate the site is ready to be upgraded, prepare the SMS 2003 site for an upgrade to Configuration Manager, use Configuration Manager Setup to test the SMS 2003 site database upgrade procedure, upgrade SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager, install an update to the Configuration Manager site server for status processing, identify a Configuration Manager site, and upgrade SMS 2003 Advanced Clients to Configuration Manager clients

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9212427

 

TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Desired Configuration Managment in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

After completing this lab, you will be better able to create a configuration item for compliance, import pre-created configuration items, create baselines for assignment, assign baselines to collections, and verify compliance for the assigned baselines.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9194415

 

TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

After completing this lab, you will be better able to use the Configuration Manager Console to verify the site configuration, use the Configuration Manager Console to identify new features of the Configuration Manager including software distribution and maintenance windows, software updates and WSUS integration, operating system deployment of Windows Vista, desired configuration management, and other miscellaneous Configuration Manager features.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9194414

 

TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Custom Application Updates using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

After completing this lab, you will be better able to install the System Center Updates Publisher, create a catalog for a custom update, import a catalog for a synthetic application, publish custom catalog information to Configuration Manager for scanning, perform a scan for custom updates, analyze required updates, and distribute an update using Configuration Manager.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9179375

 

 

New KB's

 

Operations Manager and MOM

Cannot remotely install MOM agent when Windows Live OneCare is installed on System Center Essentials client

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=955898

 

Event ID 31569 is logged after you install a management pack that includes reports on a System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 server or on a System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 server

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954643

 

Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and for System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1: July 25, 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954049

 

Support for running System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953141

 

The relative date picker returns wrong dates when you run a report in a month that has less days than the previous month in System Center Operations Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=952937

 

Configuration Manager and SMS

The "Client Push Installation" operation fails when both multiple management points and customized ports are configured in a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=955115

 

The SMS_Site_Component_Manager service stops unexpectedly when you try to install Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or reinstall a specific component after an unsuccessful installation attempt

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954214

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 cannot wake up more than 30 clients at a time

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953148

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 does not process all advertised task sequences

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=949225

 

You cannot author or publish software updates of the .msu file type by using the Custom Updates Publishing Tool that is available in Systems Management Server 2003 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953592

 

You cannot use PatchInstall to install custom updates of the .msu file type on some Systems Management Server 2003 clients

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953591

 

The Systems Management Server 2003 Distribution Manager does not delete the processed .srv files in the incoming folder after you install hotfix 907311

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953165

 

 

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