It’s Here! Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

        With all the announcements at MMS 2010 this year, this little update got buried in the mix, but it’s out now!   The Cumulative Update 2 for SCOM 2007 R2 was released on 4/30/2010.  It is a fully cumulative update, in that it includes all updates in Cumulative update 1, check the release notes…

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Agent Ransack gets a facelift and goes 64bit!

If you’ve ever suffered through searching a pile of logs for one text string, computer name, or error code, then you probably already know the joy that is Agent Ransack.   If you don’t know Agent Ransack already, then get to know it, now!  The latest version adds great new features like Boolean expressions, Perl expressions, …

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OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP Version 6.1.7599.0 is now available.

The System Center Operations Manager team has released its second quarterly update of the OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP to the catalog. You can download the MP from this page. This package (Version 6.1.7599.0) is specific to OpsMgr 2007 R2 and will not import on product versions prior to that.   Identify data volume drivers: – …

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New Management Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

With the release of SP2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, there’s been an update to the management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Here’s the feature summary from the product team – Feature Summary The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 provides improved capabilities for…

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Updated System Center Operations Manager MP for Active Directory

The Active Directory Team has just released an updated Management Pack (version 6.0.7050.0) for Active Directory. The updates to this version include – Support for Windows Server 2008 R2. Additional support for: Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) for Windows Server 2008 R2; Active Directory Management Gateway Service for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2,…

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Updated OpsMgr 2007 R2 Management Pack

The System Center Team has released an update to the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Management Pack to resolve issues with Management Pack workflow detection, and to resolve issues around Agent process utilization. From the download details: “Feature Summary The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Packs includes the following features: Local and Remote Monitoring of an Agent’s…

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Operations Manager 2007 R2 – Sizing Helper

  The MOM Team Blog has a new tool for OpsMgr 2007 R2. “The OpsMgr 2007 R2 Sizing Helper is an interactive document designed to assist you with planning & sizing deployments of Operations Manager 2007 R2. It helps you plan the correct amount of infrastructure needed for a new OpsMgr R2 deployment, removing the…

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Windows 7 Product Editions – Feature Table Comparison

Paul Thurrott from Winsupersite.com has published an awesome Feature Comparison Table for Windows 7. This answers a lot of the questions that customers have about which version of Windows 7 is most appropriate for them. I’ve included a small preview of the full table, but there are a ton of Features in Windows 7, so…

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The Best Freebie Add-on’s for OpsMgr 2007

Kerrie Meyler of Network World has written a handy guide to the Best Freebie Add-on’s for OpsMgr 2007.  While a little dated, it is significantly better than the blogs that contain 10 or 12 different Powershell scripts to put agents into Maintenance Mode.  You can find Kerrie’s article here.

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Using Hands Free Bluetooth to search the Web.

Let’s go completely off topic today and talk about Bing . What (you might ask) does Bing have to do with System Center?  Nothing directly, but it might make you more productive.  The feature I really like is being able to call Bing from my cell while I’m driving and get a friendly voice, directions…

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