Friday Mail Sack: Gargamel Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again. This week we talk about 10 reasons not to use list object access dsheuristics, USMT trivia nuggets, poor man’s DFSDIAG, how to get network captures without installing a network capture tool, and some other random goo. Oh yeah, and friggin’ Smurfs. The downsides to List Object Access dsheuristics USMT differential… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Ride ‘Em Cowboy Edition

Howdy partners, Ned here. This week we talk event logs, auditing, NTLM “fallback”, file server monitoring, and SCOM 2007 management pack dissection. It was a fairly quiet week for questions since everyone is off for vacation at this point, I reckon. That didn’t mean it wasn’t crazy at work – our folks take vacation too,… Read more

File Services Management Pack has been released

Hello there file server admins and datacenter monitoring gurus, Ned here again. After much skull sweat and gnashing of tooth, the File Services management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 has been released. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3dc6188d-8a4c-4d0b-be85-8fe319b4693c&displaylang=en This new MP covers: DFS Namespaces DFS Replication File Server (the Server service for SMB file sharing) File Server Resource… Read more

File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 – Beta now open

Hi all, Ned here again. We’ve gotten word that the SCOM 2007 management pack for file services has reached beta and is available to the public on our Connect site. Here’s the info: Overview The File Services Team is proud to announce the beta release of our File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations… Read more

Followup – more info on the new SCOM 2007 Management Pack for DFSR

Hey all, Ned here again. Mahesh from the DFSR development team has new posts up on the System Center Operations Manager 2007 management pack that was released for DFSR. Give them a read, Mahesh always writes good stuff. Installing the management pack Importing the management pack Configuring the management pack Optional configuration – enabling backlog… Read more

DFSR Monitoring Management Pack for System Center 2007 Released

You can stop yelling at me, it’s released: Download: DFS Replication Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Overview:The DFS Replication Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health of the DFS Replication service on Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 computers. This management pack monitors events generated by… Read more