Recently I discussed that we released a new Base OS MP 6.0.6957.0 which added many new features to the base OS MP’s. In some of these new features, we got some feedback on some issues, and we are shipping an updated version of the MP to resolve the majority of the reported issues. See my previous post describing the new features here:
Get the new version 6.0.6958.0 from the download center: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9296
- Disabled BPA Rules by default.
The Best Practices Analyzer monitor is now shipped disabled out of the box. Since most customers have a lack of adherence to the best practices on specific server roles, and this monitor would generate a significant amount of noise in most customer environments, it has been changed to disabled by default. You can enable this if you would like to compare your server roles against the built in Server 2008 R2 BPA and receive alerts on this.
- Added appropriate SQL Stored Procedures credentials
The reports we shipped in the new Microsoft.Windows.Server.Reports.mp contained two stored procedures which required manual intervention to assign permissions, previously. This has been resolved.
***Note – this MP with these new reports was designed for SQL2008 reporting environments only. It will fail to deploy on SQL 2005 SCOM infrastructures. If you are using SQL 2005 for a backend for OpsMgr databases and reporting, either upgrade to SQL 2008 or later, or do not import this MP. If you have already imported this MP, delete it. It is not supported for SQL 2005.
- Updated Knowledge for Logical Disks
The knowledge for the logical disk free space monitors was updated to reflect the new default values.
- Updated Overrides for Logical Disks
In the previous release (6.0.6957.0) of this MP, some of your previous overrides would not apply. This has been resolved in the current version of the MP.
- Fixed %Idle time sorting in the utilization report.