Tired of your console throwing errors – or manually clearing your console cache?

You can tell the Ops console to clear the cache everytime you open it!  Just change your shortcut – and add the /clearcache parameter:  “C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Microsoft.MOM.UI.Console.exe” /clearcache   Keep in mind – this is no longer recommended post SP1 RTM….. just when you are having a problem.  By using this setting on all…

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Got links?

Links you say?     Main Opsmgr Microsoft site: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/opsmgr/default.mspx   OpsMgr Documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498235.aspx   OpsMgr Online Help: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310604.aspx   Management Pack Catalog: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/catalog.aspx   OpsMgr TechCenter: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/default.aspx   Virtual Hands On Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb539977.aspx   OpsMgr training videos and demos: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498237.aspx   On Demand Webcasts: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365   OpsMgr Resource Kit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb625978.aspx   OpsMgr SDK: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437575.aspx…

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How do I collect data from a multi-instance object – like a SQL DB instance?

How do I collect data from a multi-instance object – like a SQL DB instance?   This was a common question in the RTM version of the product.    If I wrote a rule to collect performance data against a SQL DB engine – I needed to specify the “instance” name.   The most common approach,…

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Moving the Data Warehouse and ACS databases in OpsMgr 2007

Moving the Data Warehouse and ACS databases in OpsMgr 2007   Instructions for how to move the data warehouse database, and ACS database – have been published.   The Operations Manager 2007 Backup and Recovery Guide has been updated as of December 2007, to include moving the DW and ACS DB’s, in addition to the…

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How grooming and auto-resolution work in the OpsMgr 2007 Operational database

How Grooming and Auto-Resolution works in the OpsMgr 2007 Operations DB     Warning – don’t read this if you are bored easily.      In a simplified view to groom alerts…..   Grooming of the ops DB is called once per day at 12:00am…. by the rule:  “Partitioning and Grooming”  You can search for…

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System Center Operations Manager SDK service failed to register an SPN

System Center Operations Manager SDK service failed to register an SPN     Have you seen this event in your RMS OpsMgr event logs?   Event Type:      Warning Event Source:   OpsMgr SDK Service Event Category:            None Event ID:          26371 Date:                12/13/2007 Time:                2:58:24 PM User:                N/A Computer:         RMSCOMPUTER Description: The System Center Operations Manager SDK…

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Agent discovery and push troubleshooting in OpsMgr 2007

OpsMgr 2007 Agent troubleshooting: There is a GREAT graphical display of the Agent discovery and push process, taken from: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2007/12/10/how-does-computer-discovery-work-in-opsmgr-2007.aspx   Agent Prerequisites: Supported Operating System Version (see below) Windows Installer 3.1 MSXML 6 Parser Agent push requirements (including firewall ports): The account being used to push the agent must have local admin rights on…

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Antivirus Exclusions for MOM and OpsMgr

Antivirus Exclusions in MOM 2005 and OpsMgr 2007:    Processes:   Excluding by process executable is very dangerous, in that it limits the control of scanning potentially dangerous files handled by the process, because it excludes any and all files involved.  For this reason, unless absolutely necessary, we will not exclude any process executables in…

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Adding custom information to alert description (s) and notifications

This is just a dump of some alert description variables I pulled from several other bloggers: Custom Properties for Alert Description and Notification: Alert Description Variables:   For event Rules: EventDisplayNumber (Event ID):             $Data/EventDisplayNumber$ EventDescription (Description):               $Data/EventDescription$ Publisher Name (Event Source):              $Data/PublisherName$ EventCategory:                                    $Data/EventCategory$ LoggingComputer:                                $Data/LoggingComputer$ EventLevel:                                          $Data/EventLevel$ Channel:                                              $Data/Channel$ UserName:                                           $Data/UserName$ EventNumber:                                      $Data/EventNumber$ Event…

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