WS2012: Managing previous versions of Windows with Server Manager

  With the new Server Manager that shipped with Windows Server 2012, and Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8, you can manage previous versions of the Server operating system, such was Windows 2003, 2008, and 2008R2.  Some of the functionality will be limited, however, as these operating systems don’t support all the new features…

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OpsMgr Windows Server 2012 Management Packs

  I wanted to put together a list of all recently released MP’s which surround the Windows Server 2012 Operating System release, and the roles and feature MP’s that support it.   I’ll update this as new MP’s release.  Last updated 5/30/2013   Management Pack Download Link Active Directory http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21357 AD Certificate Services (ADCS) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34765…

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OpsMgr MP Update: Lync Server 2010 MP version 4.0.7577.203

  Download:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12375   Changes in This Update Version 4.0.7577.203 of the Lync Server 2010 Management Pack includes the following changes: Added functionality to support co-existence of management packs during migration from Lync Server 2010 to Lync Server 2013. For more information, see Coexistence with Lync Server 2013 Management Packs in the guide. Fixed an…

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MP Update: Printer MP 6.0.7004.0 adds support for WS2012 and WS2008R2

  Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3290   I previously wrote about the older MP and some challenges and workarounds here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/08/27/print-server-mp-updated-added-support-for-server-2008-to-6-0-6392-0.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2010/11/10/how-to-monitor-print-services-on-server-2008-r2.aspx   This new MP update fixes the discovery so that print services will be monitored correctly on Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to adding support for Windows Server 2012.  If you were using my addendum…

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Monitoring ConfigMgr 2012 with OpsMgr

  As with almost all Microsoft products, there is an MP to monitor ConfigMgr 2012.  This MP is such a divergence from the previous ConfigMgr 2007 MP, I wanted to take a moment and point out the differences.   Not a conversion MP! The previous ConfigMgr 2007 MP was actually a conversion MP from MOM…

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