Category Archives: SCOM

3 New System Center RTMs

As expected there have been announcements at this years MMS. The System Center team try and focus their release efforts around this event. So we have System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/data-protection-manager.aspx and System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/essentials.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/04/19/sc-essentials-2010-is-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Info on both here – http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19/the-right-tools-for-the-job-sce-2010-dpm-2010.aspx The biggie that ties them …

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No More System Center Capacity Manager

The OpsMgr Product Team have just announced that SCCP has been discontinued. Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) is formally being discontinued, effective immediately, as it no longer supports the current versions of Microsoft applications it was designed for.  The most recent version, SCCP 2007, is no longer available.   No new versions of this standalone …

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Post SQL MP

If you have installed SQL MP  v6.06648.0 (read Kevin Holman’s post on why you need it) issued on 23rd July 2009 you may think that you are now monitoring SQL. Not quite. Here are some things to consider. SQL Agent Jobs According to the MP Guide the discovery for  SQL Agent Jobs is not turned …

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Silect MP Studio v4.1

Silect have just released their latest version of MP Studio. We’re pleased to announce the availability of our latest release of MP Studio available for upgrade now for all MP Studio customers currently on maintenance. MP Studio v4.1 has now added additional capabilities to help you further decrease complexity, speed implementation, eliminate risk and increase …

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Forums for Technical Questions

I was away on holiday and on coming back I noticed a large number of comments. Most were the same question from one person. While I try and answer these questions sometimes time pressures (I have paid work to do) and sometimes being away on holiday means it is not possible to answer these questions. …

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 1

You would probably have seen this by now as most SCOM bloggers have a post on it. For details on what it contains (KB974144) and link to download see http://blogs.technet.com/timmcfadden/archive/2010/01/15/system-center-operations-manager-2007-r2-cumulative-update-1.aspx Before you install it be sure to check out Kevin’s post on the best way to install it. http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2010/01/17/opsmgr-2007-r2-cu1-rollup-hotfix-ships-and-my-experience-installing-it.aspx And a tip from Daniele on …

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File Services MP Beta

Just seen that the File Services MP for SCOM 2007 has been released as a beta (i.e. not supported). http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2010/01/22/file-services-management-pack-for-system-center-operations-manager-2007-beta-now-open.aspx It is on Connect if you want to try the beta. It is nice to see the Product Groups improving on the MPs and releasing betas for feedback. Supported OS Versions The following table describes …

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Beta Management Packs for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta and SharePoint Foundation 2010 beta

If you are testing out the new SharePoint 2010 betas then you may want to look at the beta MPs for them as well. They work with both SP1 and R2. Details of the improvements to the packs are here which includes the links to the download locations. The post highlights the fact that they …

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DNSSec Zone TrustAnchors

I started to see this error as I moved servers in my test environment to Windows 2008 R2. Alert Name DNS 2008 Monitor Zone Resolution Alert Description Zone TrustAnchors on DNS Server VDC01.Cosiris.local is not responding to queries. Source TrustAnchors (VDC01.Cosiris.local) The MP is DNS 2008 MP v6.0.6480.0 and OpsMgr 2007R2. I had not seen …

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Group Policy Preprocessing (Active Directory) Alert

This error may occur on Windows 2008 servers Group Policy Preprocessing (Active Directory) Alert Alert Description Source: Server name The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not authenticate to the Active Directory service on a domain controller. (LDAP Bind function call failed). Look in the details tab for error code and description. Active Directory …

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