How to Maintain and Reduce the Amount of Data Stored in the Systems Center Essentials Databases

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE) is a unified management solution that is included with the Essential Business Server package. The application is installed on the Management Server and is designed to give the network administrator the ability to proactively manage IT environments through the use of…

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Gatherer Event 2436 Logged Every 5 Minutes on EBS Management Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] On EBS Management Servers with the Windows Essential Business Server SharePoint Add-in installed, you may see the an event similar to the one below in the Application Log in Event Viewer every 5 minutes:   Log Name:      Application Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search Event ID:     …

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Upgrading Your Servers? Consider Essential Business Server 2008.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis] For many midsize businesses, a day in the IT department is often about putting out fires and running to users’ desktops to troubleshoot issues.  Problems like this are not uncommon; with fewer resources than their enterprise counterparts, managing and keeping an updated IT department is extremely…

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EBS Admin Console Crashes with System.Xml.XmlException: '', hexadecimal value 0x01, is an invalid character.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Mark Stanfill] Symptoms The EBS Administration Console may crash if illegal characters are  present in devices reported back to WSUS and SCE.  The symptoms are that the console will fail to launch, and C:\Program Files\Windows Essential Business Server\logs\AdminConsole.log will have a line similar to “System.Xml.XmlException:…

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Update Rollup 1 for EBS 2008 and Updated Preparation and Planning Wizards are Released

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] Windows Essential Business Server 2008 & Preparation and Planning Wizards Update Rollup 1 have been released. Update Rollup 1 for Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (KB961448) addresses the following issues: Issue 1 You cannot install Management Server if all the following conditions are true: The data…

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EBS Console and SCE Management Console Crash Due to Application Pool Settings

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] The EBS Administration Console may crash if the IIS application pool default is configured to allow 32-bit applications.  The SCE console will also crash with a distinct error: System.InvalidOperationException: Client found response content type of ‘text/html; charset=utf-8’, but expected ‘text/xml’. [followed by HTML output]        (Click…

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