Some MP Reports Are Not Deployed to the Reporting Services Server

Shortly after implementing Operations Manager 2007 and upgrading to RC Service Pack 1 in my customer’s lab environment, I noticed the following errors in the Operations Manager Event Log on the RMS stating: Failed to deploy reporting component to the SQL Server Reporting Services server. The operation will be retried. Exception ‘UnauthorizedAccessMonitoringException’: The user Domain\mgmtDR does…

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New Version of OpsMgr Backup and Restore Guide Released!

A new version of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Backup and Restore Guide has been released to web.  In this updated version, we provide procedures for moving the OperationsManagerDW (Data Warehouse) and the OperationsManagerACS (Audit Collection) databases.  It can be downloaded from the Operations Manager 2007 Product Documentation page off of TechCenter – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498235.aspx …

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Active Directory Management Pack – Replication Monitoring Account Permissions

I have been monitoring some of the blogs lately in the management community and came across some entries around guiding customers with respect to properly configuring the Run As account for the Replication Monitoring Rule in the Active Directory Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.  Unfortunately some of the recommendations I reviewed were technically inaccurate.  My…

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System Center v1 Suite Announced

Today we formally announced the release of the System Center Suite, which includes the following products: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 System Center Operations Manager 2007 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 We also announced the “System Center Alliance Program”, which is the next evolution of the Microsoft Management…

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Key Concepts Guide Released for Operations Manager 2007

Earlier the Product Group released the Key Concepts Guide whitepaper that you can download from the Microsoft Download Center – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3a633532-1dde-49b6-930f-7df50b69b77b&displaylang=en. This guide provides great details in understanding the following in Operations Manager 2007: Overview of model-based design Service models and understanding relationships Health models How Operations Manager implements models Discovery Changes between 2005 and…

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Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Release Candidate Available!

The release candidate for Service Pack 1 for Operations Manager 2007 is ready for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter.   The high level themes of this service pack are: Address critical customer initiated issues including roll-up of all hotfixes Make the product easier to support Make the product easier to use Make the product easier to deploy Key…

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Clarification – ACS Reporting

This is an entry I have been meaning to write for a couple of weeks now.  But I have been really busy and I finally found some free time to write to my hearts content. In a prior blog entry, I provided steps on importing the ACS Reports after you install the ACS Collector component in…

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 Resource Kit Tools Released

The first wave of resource kit tools supporting System Center Operations Manager 2007 have been released to the download center on Microsoft.com.  There are eight (8) tools that you can download today, and they are: Sample Vista Gadget – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f5a060b-635d-4355-b0ac-32ee2943bfd9&DisplayLang=en Operations Manager Inventory – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=10e79763-6906-4f44-86c6-fbabb0bf1b9f&DisplayLang=en Operations Manager Cleanup Tool – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14ff7073-c71b-4ad0-805a-a8e458d2c9e0&DisplayLang=en AEM Validation – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db979eb5-b423-4b14-8664-b16dc8157e8d&DisplayLang=en…

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Local Certificate Created on Agent Managed Device

So the other day I was presented with a question from my customer that I found interesting and did not have an immediate answer for.  The question was, “why does Operations Manager 2007 create a certificate in the local store on an agent managed device?”  I was curious myself since all agent managed devices were in…

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Update to moving OperationsManager Database Steps

It was discovered by some of my colleagues, that when they completed the steps to move the OperationsManager database from one SQL Server computer to another, several events are written to the Application Event Log.  An example of those events is: Event Type:  ErrorEvent Source:  MSSQLSERVEREvent Category:  (2)Event ID:  18054 Description: Error 7779800008, severity 16,…

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