Designating a host that is in workgroup fails with error 2912 in System Center Essentials

Symptoms You are using System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 and you try to designate a host that is in a workgroup and not in a domain.  The result is that it fails with the following error: Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent on the <server-name> server. Recommended Action Ensure… Read more

The Web recorder bar does not display in Internet Explorer when attempting to record a browser session as part of creating a Web Application monitor in System Center Essentials 2010

When using System Center Essentials 2010, the Web recorder bar does may display in Internet Explorer when attempting to record a browser session as part of creating a Web Application monitor.  This can happen if Internet Explorer is opening in 32-bit (x86) mode rather than 64-bit (x64) mode. To work around this issue you can… Read more

How to update System Center Essentials 2007 certificates

Looks like the folks on the System Center Essentials product team blog just posted some great information on how to use the UpdatePublisherCert.exe tool to replace the existing System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE 2007) certificate with a new certificate for use with System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010).  If you are planning an upgrade any… Read more

How to move from 32-bit SCE2007 to 64-bit SCE2010

Looks like the folks on the System Center Essentials product team blog just posted some great information on how to use the Essentials Server Migration Advisor tool to move from an x86 version of System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 to System Center Essentials 2010 without losing any of your data: You read about the 2010… Read more

New hotfix: The monitoring of SNMP devices may stop intermittently in System Center Operations Manager or in System Center Essentials

I know this isn’t ConfigMgr specific but since SCE 2010 has some ConfigMgr features I thought I’d post here just as a quick FYI. When you monitor some Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) devices by using System Center Operations Manager or System Center Essentials, the monitoring may stop intermittently. This issue affects the SNMP performance… Read more

New KB: A group policy object named ‘SCE Test GPO’ may be deleted during the configuration of System Center Essentials 2010

An existing Active Directory Group Policy Object (GPO) named "SCE Test GPO" may be deleted during the configuration of System Center Essentials 2010.  This can happen because the System Center Essentials 2010 policy configuration process attempts to create and then delete a "SCE Test GPO" in Active Directory Domain Services to determine if the user… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Technical Introduction to Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

Want a quick, technical intro and demo of SCE 2010?  If so this one’s for you: ===== Event Overview It’s here; Microsoft System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 brings unified physical and virtual management to midsized organizations with up to 500 PCs and 50 servers. Attend this webcast to learn how you can monitor the health… Read more

New SCE 2010 Solution: A group policy object named ‘SCE Test GPO’ may be deleted during the configuration of System Center Essentials 2010

Here’s a heads up on a new System Center Essentials 2010 KB article we recently published.  This article discusses an issue where an existing Active Directory Group Policy Object (GPO) named "SCE Test GPO" may be deleted during the configuration of System Center Essentials 2010.  The reason this happens is because the System Center Essentials… Read more

Introduction to Virtualization in System Center Essentials 2010

Looking for information on the virtualization features in System Center Essentials 2010?  What, you didn’t even know SCE 2010 had some awesome virtualization tech in it, including some of the features found in SCVMM?  If so then our very own Eugene Polonsky wrote a great post that should help fill you in.  In the post… Read more