News

The one and only KEVIN HOLMAN has announced that he is leaving Premier Field Engineering and taking on a new role within Microsoft. With his world-famous blog and constant dedication, Kevin has been a huge contributor to this newsletter and to entire OpsMgr community. We wish him the best of luck and hope he keeps blogging!!!

Creating Dashboards in Operations Manager 2007 R2 Using Visio 2010

Have you ever wondered how to create your own dashboard views based off of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 data but weren’t quite sure how? It turns out that there is a Visio Add-In tool available that makes this quite easy to do if you have a little bit of Visio knowledge to work with (or even if you don’t).

http://www.opsvault.com/creating-dashboards-in-operations-manager-2007-r2-using-visio-2010/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Opsvault+%28OpsVault%29

MMS 2011, SYSTEM CENTER 2012 AND MORE...

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/03/24/jeff-s-blog.aspx

Exchange 2010 SP1 Management Pack ships. Version 14.02.0071.0

This is a much expected and anticipated release… the updated version of the Exchange 2010 MP to support Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/04/07/exchange-2010-sp1-management-pack-ships-version-14-02-0071-0.aspx

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Configuration Manager & SMS

Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions

http://blogs.technet.com/mwiles/

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/carlossantiago/

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings

http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus/

Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/default.aspx

Jeff Gilbert's Web blog at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/default.aspx

Operations Manager & MOM

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/operationsmgr/

Kevin Holman's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

Jimmy Harper’s Operations Manager Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Brian Wrenn on OpsMgr MP Authoring – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/

Other

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/oob/

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

@OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

@MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

Downloads

Operations Manager & MOM

Password Change Notification Service 2003 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

This PCNS management pack for Operations Manager 2007 supports monitoring for Data Password Change Notification Service 2003. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.16

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=56c96f3b-3f89-4adc-b469-2d96d4e2efce

Windows Server IIS 7 for SC OpsMgr 2007

The Internet Information Services Management Pack provides proactive and reactive monitoring of your Internet Information Services (IIS) environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=d351bca8-182b-4223-8c9e-627e184ba02b

Other

Microsoft Operations Framework

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=457ed61d-27b8-49d1-baca-b175e8f54c0c

Events/Webcasts

Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 28: The OpsMgr Unleashed authors on Operations Manager 2012 (Level 200)

5/6/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Talk TechNet is about discussing topics and trends in the world of IT Professionals. In our May 6th show we’ll have guests Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, and John Joyner. Kerrie, Cameron, and John are Operations Manager MVPs

and authors of the System Center Operations Manager Unleashed series, and will be discussing System Center Operations Manager 2012. Call in and join us for what promises to be a lively 60 minute session.

Presenters: Keith Combs, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Matt Hester, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, Cameron Fuller, Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager, Catapult Systems, John Joyner, Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager, Clear

Pointe and Kerrie Meyler, Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager, Independent Consultant and Trainer.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484791&culture=en-US

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

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42555

Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42366

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454027&culture=en-US

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: FIX: Advertisement is not scheduled to run on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client if the client computer starts or awakens within the maintenance window

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2392488/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Program does not run in a task sequence on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client if the program name contains extended ASCII characters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2507187/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Asset Intelligence catalog synchronization process may fail in a localized version of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2518896/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Distribution Manager that is in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 does not honor the "Number of retries" and "Delay before retrying (minutes)" retry settings

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978021/en-US

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Ports that Systems Management Server 2003 uses to communicate through a firewall or through a proxy server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826852/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: How to test email notification settings in Operations Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934756/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: How to apply a System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 cumulative update to a clustered RMS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2184500/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU3 & CU4 may cause non-SCOM 2007 services to restart

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526113/en-US