Performance Optimizations for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012

Please Note:  This blog has been updated to provide guidance on which settings are applicable to Operations Manager 2012. This blog post is based on questions that people who attended our MMS 2010 session BB23 – Operations Manager 2007 SQL Server Configuration for Operations Manager 2007 Administrators. You know as I was typing the name…

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MPViewer Exports on OPSMANJAM.COM

You probably have noticed that the MPViewer HTML exports for our management packs that were released “back in the day” have not been kept up to date, nor provided for new MP’s released in the library on the OpsManJam website.   Due to the busy work schedule of the UA team who manages the content on…

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Windows DNS 2003/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

Here is another Excel spreadsheet from MPViewer that I edited to provide a detailed breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Windows DNS 2008  management pack.  While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Windows DNS 2008, it also applies to 2003. If you find any errors or have questions, please feel free to contact…

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Windows Server 2003/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

Here is another Excel spreadsheet from MPViewer that I edited to provide a detailed breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Windows Server 2008  management pack.  While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Windows Server 2008, it also applies to 2003.  If you find any errors or have questions, please feel free to contact me. Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Monitoring.xls

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Include Windows Server 2008 Roles in ConfigMgr HINV

As I work with more and more customers who are using System Center Configuration Manager 2007, I find the teams who are responsible for supporting the servers are more open minded to leveraging Configuration Manager for software update management, DCM, and OS deployment.  In helping our customers understand how to leverage the software update management…

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ADMP 2003/2008 – Default Unit Monitor Config

As promised and avaialble for download, here is the Excel spreadsheet from MPViewe that I edited to provide a breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Active Directory management pack.  While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Active Directory version 2003, it also applies to 2008.  If you find any errors or have questions, please feel…

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MMS 2010 – Here I Come

Just a quick note here that I’ll be attending MMS 2010 in Las Vegas in April and co-delivering a presentation with Chris Cubley, a colleague from the Operations Manager product group.  Our session is entitled “Operations Manager 2007 SQL Server Configuration for Operations Manager Administrators” and the basic summary is “to provide guidance for customers…

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SQL Server 2005/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

As you are probably aware, the Deployment Guides that compliment each management pack released by Microsoft do not go into detail highlighting the configuration of all unit monitors defined in a given MP.  This can be a challenge when you are working with a service or application owner where they want to understand what the…

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