ACS Ramp Material


Since there isn’t much ILT or CBT material around for operations and maintenance of Audit Collection Services (ACS), I have been frequently asked to help folks ramp up on ACS. Here is the list of reference material that I usually recommend: 

Eric Fitzgerald’s blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ericfitz

“Chapter 10: Security and Compliance” in the “System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed” book, 2nd Edition by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, John Joyner; Sams Publishing, February 2013
http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com

“Chapter 15: Monitoring Audit Collection Services” in the “System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed” book by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, John Joyner, Andy Dominey; Sams Publishing, March 2008
http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com

System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Technical Documentation (Online)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=231676

System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Technical Documentation (Offline)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=246682

Operations Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh212887.aspx

Collecting Security Events Using Audit Collection Services in Operations Manager
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh212908.aspx

“ACS Internals” blog post by Kevin Holman
http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/03/07/acs-internals-part-1.aspx

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7809.system-center-2012-operations-manager-survival-guide.aspx

System Center – Operations Manager Forums
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenteroperationsmanager

“Auditing and Compliance in Windows Server 2008” by Rob Campbell and Joel Yoker; TechNet Magazine, March 2008
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.03.auditing.aspx

Chapter 3 and Chapter 8 in the “Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit” book by Jesper M. Johansson; Microsoft Press, 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/book.aspx?id=11841

Advanced Security Audit Policy Step-by-Step Guide
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=231804

NIST’s Guide to Computer Security Log Management (SP800-92)
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-92/SP800-92.pdf

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