New Dell Hardware MP released, 3.1.1 A00

Dell has updated their hardware management pack.  The old version was 3.1.0.118.  The new version is 3.1.1.3.  I blogged about the old MP HERE   So – first thing – I did the unthinkable.  I read the release notes.  Here is what Dell says is new:   ##################################################################### RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS ##################################################################### * A known defect…

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Are your agents restarting every 10 minutes? Are you sure?

**Updated 12-21-2009 This post is OLD, and the way this process works has changed. Please see the updated post at: http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/12/21/the-new-and-improved-guide-on-healthservice-restarts-aka-agents-bouncing-their-own-healthservice.aspx

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Which hotfixes should I apply?

  This is updated as of 4-29-2018   In general – you should evaluate all hotfixes available, and only apply those applicable to your environment.  However, some of these below I have seen impact almost every environment, and should be heavily considered. This list is nothing official…. this is just a general list of the…

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Installing the Web Console on a 2008 Management Server – using Windows Authentication

Below is a step by step on taking a Windows 2008 Management Server, and adding the Web Console…  with the requirement of using Windows authentication.  The easiest method is to use Forms Based auth for Web Console servers…. but using Windows Auth is possible if you can leverage constrained delegation (more on this later).  …

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What hotfixes should I apply ?

This topic has moved here: http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx  

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Helper Objects are not copied to gateways

Something I noticed today….. when you deploy a gateway server – the helper object oomads.msi was not copied to the local \AgementManagement directory for agent push.  This means, that if you have a DC in the untrusted forest, managed by a gateway, that Oomads will not get copied or installed automatically.  You will need to manually…

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A report to show all agents missing a specific hotfix

This is a continuation of my previous post on determining which agents are missing a hot-fix: How do I know which hotfixes have been applied to which agents- I wrote up a report that allows you to paste in a KB article number into the report as a parameter, and then it will show all…

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A little tidbit on Hot-fixes for OpsMgr

When you apply a hot-fix to a RMS, or Management Server, or Gateway server… a couple things will happen.  First… it will update the server itself with whatever the hot-fix is supposed to fix… registry, DLL’s, database updates, etc.  Next, if the update needs to flow down to all agents… it will place a MSP…

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How do I know which hotfixes have been applied to which agents?

***UPDATE***  A new hotfix has been released, which is a simple updated management pack…. which fixes the Patchlist table to include all hotfixes, and cleans up the formatting.  I recommend you get it and install it on your SP1 environments. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958253  ————————————————————————————-  As more hot-fixes are applied to our OpsMgr 2007 SP1 environments…. how can we…

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