Manually Resetting a Monitor

You may have noticed that all monitors in OpsMgr 2007 have an option called Reset Health.  The problem you may have encountered with this option is that it doesn’t do anything on most monitors.  It will typically only work on monitors that were created with a Manual reset.  This option actually does work in all cases,…

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Exporting Management Packs

Obviously, /a great way to learn how to author a management pack is to look at existing ones.  The problem is that most of the interesting ones are sealed so you can’t read the file, and the Operations Console won’t allow you to export a sealed management pack.  This is actually very easy using Command…

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Targeting Rules and Monitors

The concept of what target to use for a particular rule or monitor in OpsMgr 2007 seems to be one that people are struggling with.  The confusion is most prevelant among people who have had experience with MOM 2005 since the methods have completely in changed.  In MOM 2005, you would apply rule groups to computer…

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WMI Events in OpsMgr 2007

I’ve already explained how to work with WMI events in MOM 2005 in an article in TechNet Magazine.  Most of the information in that article still applies since it covers the basics of how WMI events work and how to write a query to detect them.  What has changed significantly though is how to use them…

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