OpsMgr 2007 R2 Core MP’s updated 6.1.7695.0

The core MP’s have been updated on their regular schedule.  If you are running OpsMgr 2007 R2 – you should update these as soon as possible.   You can get the update here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=61365290-3c38-4004-b717-e90bb0f6c148   I have updated my recommended hotfix page to include these here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx   Note:  If you have downloaded previous core…

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Collecting SQL Database size as a performance counter

There were some changes made in the most recent SQL MP I wrote about here: SQL MP version 6.1.314.36 released–adds support for SQL 2008R2 and many other changes   Some of the noisy rules and monitors were disabled by default – and some workflows were deprecated, and replaced with new workflows.  Also – the SQL…

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How to Monitor Print Services on Server 2008 R2

      Many people have commented that there is no Print Server Management Pack for Server 2008 R2.   As of this writing – the current Print MP is 6.0.6392.0 which supports monitoring Print Services on Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows Server 2008.  However – when the Print Services Role is added to…

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How to set Agent proxy enabled for all agents

Some customers have decided it is too much trouble to mess with setting Agent Proxy enabled on agents on an as-needed basis.  In some cases, they have too many agents being added on a daily basis, and the amount of work to keep up with this setting is cumbersome.  We previously discussed some tools to…

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Monitoring Windows Services – Automatic, Manual, and Disabled, using CheckStartupType

The Basic Service Unit Monitor is a very common monitor type to check the running status of any Windows Service.   The design of this Monitor by default – is to ONLY monitor the service – if the Startup Type is set to “Automatic” This is because many services are set to manual or disabled…

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