News

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

General

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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

MSDN Blogs

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

TechNet Blogs

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

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/

Insufficient data from Andrew Fryer - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Configuration Manager & SMS

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/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 System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Kevin Holman's System Center 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/

Emre's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

MPAuthor - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Orchestrator

System Center: Orchestrator Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Other

System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Out Of Band Management Support Team blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

@OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

@MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

@MS_SystemCenter

We are the System Center Support team. We support App-V, ConfigMgr, DPM, MED-V, Opalis, OpsMgr, Server App-V, Service Manager, SCE, SCVMM, WSUS and more.

@system_center

The folks at Microsoft who work on the System Center family of products and solutions.

Downloads

Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Data Warehouse Appliance V2

The System Center Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Data Warehouse (MDW) Appliance V2 provides capabilities to discover, monitor, and manage your SQL Server MDW appliances.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-microsoft-data-warehouse-appliance-v2-12884944484

Monitoring Pack for SQL Server Base Appliance

The SQL Server Appliance Base Management Pack helps you manage your SQL Server Appliances by discovering different types of SQL Server Appliances in your network and distinguishing them from other Windows Servers.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-sql-server-base-appliance-12884910994

Monitoring Pack for UNIX and Linux Operating Systems

The UNIX and Linux Operating Systems Monitoring Packs enable discovering, monitoring, and managing UNIX and Linux computers with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. They provide both proactive and reactive monitoring of the UNIX and Linux operating systems. The management packs monitor components such as processes, resources, and server agents. The monitoring provided by the management packs includes availability and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. You can integrate the monitoring of UNIX and Linux components into your service-oriented monitoring scenarios. In addition to health monitoring capabilities, the management packs include reports, diagnostics, tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues. The management packs also enable the installation of the Audit Collection Services for UNIX/Linux Management Packs.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-unix-and-linux-operating-systems-12884940847

Events/Webcasts

None This Month

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Migrating a driver package to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails with "SCCM Provider is missing read, write, or delete privilege"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741405/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: An update for the bootstrap certificate in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Asset Intelligence is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733615/en-US

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Summary of command-line syntax for software updates in Systems Management Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810232/en-US

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: An Office update package cannot be installed on the SMS 2003 client computer successfully if Office on the client is installed as a per-user installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886022/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The Run As Account that you create in System Center Operations Manager does not run a task successfully

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936221/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Even though you install the agent on the physical nodes of an SQL cluster, the cluster resource does not appear in System Center Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946427/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Operations Manager agents consume 100 percent of CPU resources for the Monitoringhost.exe process

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974051/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Responses that are scheduled by the Operations Manager agent may not run at the  specified time

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974098/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Error message when you try to install System Center Operations Manager on Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974886/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: One or more management servers and their managed devices are dimmed in the Operations Manager Console of Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975057/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: E-mail notification messages are not sent when you use the "With specific text in description" option in Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978359/en-US

Orchestrator

Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator: Orchestrator Run Program activity returns "Process creation failed" "The system cannot find the file specified" error

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748718/en-US