Fixed MPs

The MP Catalogue shows that a new DNS MP (6.0.6480.0) has been released and according to the history

  • 10/23/2007 – Original release of DNS 2000/2003 MP for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 8/14/2008 – Updated version 6.0.6278.27. Added support for Windows DNS 2008.
  • 12/19/2008 – Updated vesion 6.0.6480.0. Fixed high CPU utilizations and DNS servers disappeared from the discovery. 

So the fix for the previous MP to stop the DNS servers disappearing should no longer be needed. MP available from 4 months from previous release.

The SQL MP (6.0.6460.0)  was released on 3rd December which fixed the problem with large databases – “fixed an issue with the database discovery script to prevent overflows”. The good thing about this one was that the problem was blogged about by the Microsoft Product Team and Support so you knew that there was a problem unlike the DNS one. Released 5 weeks after previous version.

  • 10/29/2008 – Updated version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes.
  • 12/3/2008 – Updated version 6.0.6460.0, fixed an issue with the database discovery script to prevent overflows
  • The Exchange 2007 MP (v6.0.6461.0) was released on the 8th December and fixed an annoying problem with the disk alerts which run every 60 secs with alert suppression! This has been changed. Four and a half months since previous release.

  • 7/24/2008 – Updated Release, version 6.0.6363.0
  • 12/8/2008 – Updated Release, version 6.0.6461.0
  • They still not have released WSS 3 MP v6.0.6447.0 again which had a problem with importing. That was in early November. I wonder what happened with that MP?

    It is nice that the MPs are updated with fixes but why so song between them if they are simple fixes? I know some time for investigation and testing is necessary but the 5 weeks between the release for the SQL MP seems reasonable. Over 4 months for the others does not seem reasonable – especially if they are not going to mention these problems unless you go to a newsgroup.


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