Updated Windows Server 2003 Cluster MP Available

Just posted is an updated version of the Windows 2003 Cluster Management Pack. This update resolves several customer initiated issues. This update also includes some changes in order to prepare for the Windows 2008 Cluster MP. Here is a link to the download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AC7F42F5-33E9-453D-A923-171C8E1E8E55&displaylang=en&displaylang=en Due to the nature of the changes you will need to first…


A Cool Tool for your Operations Manager Toolkit – PowerGUI

So I came across this a week or so ago but forgot to install and play with it until today.  PowerGUI is a freeware product from Quest that provides an IDE for working with PowerShell on your systems, and has integration with Operations Manager 2007, in addition to Active Directory and Exchange Server 2007.  I just…


Verifying MP Workflow on Agent

So I have finally found some free time to devote to updating my blog this evening.  Today as I was giving a presentation at my customer regarding Management Pack Lifecycle Management, they approached me with some good questions on the topic.  Specifically around “how do I verify 1) that the MP imported successfully, and 2)…


Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Authoring Guide Now Available

The Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Authoring Guide is now available for download – http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_RprtGuide.doc. This document provides an in-depth understanding of the reporting feature, such as: Working with published and linked reports Developing custom reports Schema of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Report.Library.xml (Reporting Management Pack) Scheduling reports (example documented is for e-mail) but now with SP1 we support…


What’s New in Operations Manager 2007 SP1 You Ask?

Here is a link to TechNet that outlines the key improvements and features included in Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb821996.aspx  


Operations Manager 2007 Authoring Guide Now Available

The new Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Authoring Guide is now publicly available for download. The complete document in Microsoft Word format is available here:   http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OM2007_AuthGuide.doc  We hope you find the new authoring guide useful! Please keep in mind that it is a living document and will be updated frequently


Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 – RTM

Today the product group has announced that Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 has officially RTM’d and has been released to the web.  You can download the upgrade package from here – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ede38d83-32d1-46fb-8b6d-78fa1dcb3e85&DisplayLang=en and here is the download for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Product Evaluation – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3b6a44c-a90f-4e7d-b646-957f2a5fff5f&DisplayLang=en The release of this service pack is important as…


Attending TechReady6 Event

As part of the continuing effort to focus technical readiness activities, Microsoft holds an internal employee event twice a year called TechReady with events focused on technical readiness.  The objective of this event is to make sure we are provided with consistent and up-to-date product and technology information to better serve the customer.  This is a week long…


Update – Moving the Operations Manager Reporting Server

You probably have noticed in the latest released of the Operations Manager 2007 Backup & Restore Guide, as well as the Operations Manager 2007 Operations Guide, that we have not provided a set of procedures for moving the Operations Manager Reporting Server (which has a dependency on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and would be included also).  This has…