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  • Blog Post: Updated Deployment Guide - Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

    Courtesy of Matt Goedtel - http://blogs.technet.com/mgoedtel/archive/2008/12/04/updated-deployment-guide-operations-manager-reporting-on-windows-server-2008.aspx
  • Blog Post: Working with Views

    Once you complete the configuration for integration of SCVMM and OpsMgr, the first thing that jumps put is a set of new views: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Views. What i quickly noticed is it is not that easy to readily identify and distinguish a server in OpsMgr that...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization of the Root Management Server (RMS)

    The traditional approach to virtualization for a Management Group is simple, don't do it. Soon there was an exception for the secondary management servers, including gateway servers as well as the web consoles. Performance was fine as long as the RMS and the Primary Database servers were physical. As...
  • Blog Post: Configuring the Service Level Dashboard

    Content provided by System Center Operations Manager Blog Part I: Create a Web Application Monitor - http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2008/10/19/create-a-web-application-monitor-in-opsmgr.aspx Part: II:Add a Recording to an Existing Web Application Object - http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2008/10...
  • Blog Post: Root Management Server Unavailable

    Courtesy of Jason Sandys posted at SystemCenterForum.org - http://www.systemcenterforum.org/kb/root-management-server-unavailable/
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 - SQL Server Log Shipping Guide

    Courtesy of Matt Goedtel - http://blogs.technet.com/mgoedtel/archive/2008/10/31/opsmgr-2007-sql-server-log-shipping-guide.aspx
  • Blog Post: How to create an Alert rule based on an Event description

    Courtesy of The Manageability Team Blog - http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/archive/2008/11/12/opsmgr-2007-how-to-create-an-alert-rule-based-on-an-event-description.aspx
  • Blog Post: Installing Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Successfully

    Courtesy of Daniel Savage - http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2008/12/04/installing-operations-manager-2007-reporting-successfully.aspx
  • Blog Post: Missing Services in Windows Service MP Template

    Courtesy of David Allen: http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/aquilaweb/archive/2008/10/02/missing-services-in-windows-service-mp-template.aspx Thanks David, this just came in wicked handy! Using the Windows Service Management Pack Template in OpsMgr you will notice that not all your services are available for selection...
  • Blog Post: Updated SQL Server MP (v6.0.6441) - Large Database Discovery Fix

    Courtesy of Operations Manager Team - http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2008/11/13/the-database-discovery-scripts-discoversql200-db-vbs-fail-on-sql-servers-with-dbs-larger-than-32gb-in-the-6-0-6441-0-version-of-the-sql-mp.aspx
  • Blog Post: The SQL Server 2005 Setup Program May Take a Very Long Time to be Complete

    For those of us who have the good fortune of deploying SQL 2005 into the OpsMgr environment they are also building...I wanted to draw your attention to this KB Article. Probably old news, but proved very relevant for me recently. During the installation of SQL 2005, installation may hang when the message...
  • Blog Post: General Security Auditing - Group Membership Change Notification

    I've had a few clients inquire on how to receive alerts when Security Group Membership changes in Windows Server 2008. For example when a user is added or removed from the Domain Administrators global security group. I thought I'd post a small "How-To" because the necessary security event numbers have...
  • Blog Post: Creating Exchange 2007 Reports using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack

    Communications from the Operations Manager Product Team It is possible to create custom reports for Exchange 2007 using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack. These enable you to report on Exchange availability and health against a target SLA that you...
  • Blog Post: SNMP Queries

    Courtesy of Brian Wren - http://blogs.technet.com/brianwren/archive/2009/01/21/snmp-queries.aspx
  • Blog Post: Identifying Gray (Uncommunicative Agents) in OpsMgr Directly from the OpsMgr Database

    Courtesy of Pete Zerger - http://www.systemcenterforum.org/news/tipidentifying-gray-uncommunicative-agents-in-opsmgr-directly-from-the-opsdb/ Source: MS Newsgroups (AdamZ) I posted a tip a few months ago about where to see which agents are not communicating with their management server ( CLICK HERE ...
  • Blog Post: Security Considerations - Controlling Access & Views with User Roles (Part 2 of 2)

    In the second part of this series, I will discuss and demonstrate how to leverage User Roles to control what users can View in the Operations Console. For the purposes of this discussion we will focus on Windows Server subject matter experts, those support staff who are responsible for monitoring and...
  • Blog Post: Adding a Pass-through Disk to a Highly Available Virtual Machine

    Courtesy of the Windows Server Setup / Core Team: http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2009/02/20/adding-a-pass-through-disk-to-a-highly-available-virtual-machine.aspx
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtualization Reports 2008 – FQDN Required

    When generating OpsMgr reports, most users have become comfortable simply specifying the host name when adding objects or groups. When generating System Center Virtualization Reports, you must specify the fully qualified domain name. The report instructs you to do this but this is very easy to overlook...
  • Blog Post: Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    Currently, it is not a supported scenario to run SQL Server 2008 together with System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1. Additionally, there is no planned support for scenarios where you run SQL Server 2008 together with the original release version of System Center Operations Manager 2007. For additional...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Hyper-V: 'Host Group State' Not Monitored

    After configuring OpsMgr to monitor a Hyper-V environment one of the first things that pops out is in the 'Host Group State' state view displays as not monitored. Configuration, Performance, Security and Virtual Switch will not be monitored because there are no rules defined to monitor them . The only...
  • Blog Post: SCOM 2007 R2 Scalability

    SCOM 2007 R2 Scalability - SCOM 2007 R2's scalability is clearly exceeds that of its predecessor but exactly how big can it scale? Due to limitations of the RMS, specifically the instance space....the maximum number of agents (servers & devices) is 10,000 per management group. With the recent release...
  • Blog Post: AD Integration Based on OU Membership

    Courtesy of Raphael Burri - http://rburri.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/ad-integration-based-on-ou-membership/
  • Blog Post: Granular Targeting

    Check out this terrific article by Steve Rachui. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc983816.aspx?pr=blog At a Glance: Using an existing target The problem with attribute discovery Creating targets with the authoring console Script-based discovery Please go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en...
  • Blog Post: Programmatically Check for Management Pack updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2

    Courtesy of Daniele Muscetta - http://www.muscetta.com/2008/11/29/programmatically-check-for-management-pack-updates-in-opsmgr-2007-r2/
  • Blog Post: Un-Trusted Domain and DMZ Monitoring Guide Update

    Courtesy of Walter Eikenboom - http://weblogwally.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A913F865098E0556!488.entry