Operations manager 2007 Sp1 / Essentials 2007 SP1 support for windows server 2008 announced

Windows Server 2008 support has been announced. Please see the following resources for more information   The Knowledgebase article KB953141 announces our support of OpsMgr SP1 and SCE SP1 running on Windows Server 2008 The above article discusses 4 required Windows Server 2008 hotfixes which may have to be installed depending on the OpsMgr/SCE role…


Some more Command Notification Tricks and Tips

Here are a couple a tidbits on command notification with Operations Manager 2007 I’ve seen people asking about recently. 1) I’m getting Alerts “Script or Executable was Dropped” when command notifications execute. How do I prevent it? What you’ll typically see in the Alert description is the following: “The process could not be created because…


System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 – Release Notes

I thought I’d post the release notes for SP1 here. They will be available online (publication pending), but are also available with the ProductDocumentation folder of the 90-day eval version.   The following Release Notes describe important information and known issues in the release of System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1. For additional useful…


MP Released: Windows Server 2003 Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (6.0.6277.0)

The much awaited Cluster monitoring MP for OpsMgr07 has released to the Web (MP catalog update may take a little longer) Here’s the download center link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac7f42f5-33e9-453d-a923-171c8e1e8e55&DisplayLang=en Special installation notes (see the download page) for this release REQUIRED if importing this MP on Operations Manager 20007 original release product I have a Management Group running…


System Center Team blog on the Release of OpsMgr SP1 and additional SP1 Resources

Worth while keeping your feeds updated with info on  http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2008/02/23/system-center-operations-manager-2007-service-pack-1-sp1-now-available.aspx The TechCenter is already in the process of updates related to the SP1 release (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/cc280350.aspx) with major pointers to key topics in the process of publication now through Monday. So lookout for updates to the Deployment and Operations Guides and the release of the SP1…


Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Debug Tracing

As Marius discussed (http://blogs.msdn.com/mariussutara/archive/2008/01/21/operations-manager-2007-sp1-tracing.aspx) SP1 introduces some changes in SP1 to debug level tracing sometimes required when working with Customer Support Services (CSS) on issues "under the hood". The KB article discussing tracing in the original release product (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942864) will undergo a change shortly to reflect these changes. I would still not expect tracing to…


Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 RTM – Upgrade Guide

I thought it may be a good idea to drop a copy of the Opsmgr SP1 Upgrade guide here for those planning deployments. Lots of information to take in and a few caveats besides.  This can be found on the SP1 RTM CD image in the ProductDocumentation folder. RTM is imminent:) And don’t forget to…


Server role installation issues (Sdk Service has not yet initialized),Or Please call ManagementGroup.Reconnect() to reestablish the connection, issues

I’ve come across a number of cases in the past where Opsmgr/SCE server role installation may fail, or even post installation processes such as report deployment can fail with no indication as to why. Some symptoms you may see which may indicate the need to install the hotfix detailed below are:   Installing an Opsmgr/SCE…


Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Training Videos released to the TechNet TechCenter

The following series of training videos on some of the aspects of Opsmgr SP1 (Currently in Release Candidate stage of release) have been released to the Operations Manager TechNet TechCenter (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb986763.aspx) Please be aware that some information in these presentations will not be applicable to the original release product and is specific to new or…


List of Operations manager Cluster configurations supported

As an aid to clearing up some of the confusion around supported Cluster configurations the Product Group posted a list of supported and unsupported configurations here http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2007/11/30/supported-cluster-configurations-for-opsmgr-2007.aspx