Updated Deployment Guide – Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

Today I have updated the Deployment Guide for Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008.  This was due to some confusion from those who downloaded the doc and were attempting to setup this configuration in their environment.  I received a few e-mails and determined this needed to be addressed accordingly.  Specifically I had verbiage in…

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Deployment Guide – Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

While I realize that today my colleauge in arms Walter Chomak, has blogged about installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008, the attached guide provides greater detail and guidance on installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and Operations Manager Reporting role on Windows Server 2008.  Walter covers a key step, but I want…

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Installing a OpsMgr Server Component to drive other than C: – can’t?

Here is a question that I see come up from time to time that I thought deserved some focus.  Let’s say you are looking to scale out your management group and install an additional management server, install a new gateway server, or maybe install the console locally (an exception of this scenario is the OpsMgr…

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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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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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Installing ACS Reports

I figured I would write a quick post regarding the ACS component in Operations Manager 2007, as I sometimes see people wonder why the reports are not available after they install the ACS Database and Collector component.  The setup of the ACS Collector does not install the ACS Reports and it is not even an…

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Operations Manager Reporting – Resolving Those Errors

Sometimes working with Operations Manager Reporting and SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services can be a bit frustrating or challenging because the error displayed are often ambiguous.  Some common situations I have come across are the following (including the solution): Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Setup states “SRS Validation Error.”  Check the following: That SQL Reporting Services service is…

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OpsMgr 2007 Installation Notes

I have seen a few pots on some of the Management Community blogs regarding SCOM 2007 supporting Windows Server 2003 SP2 and SQL Server 2005 SP2.  Both are supported and I can confirm through my own testing that it installs and runs successfully at this time.  Some have stated they have run across an error when…

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Installing the MOM 2005 Consoles on Windows Vista

So I thought for my first blog posting, I would discuss how to install the MOM 2005 consoles (Administrator and Operator) on a Windows Vista client.  Hmm, should be straight forward enough, no?  Well unfortunately the MOM 2005 Setup prerequisite checker will state the minimum requirements have not been met – specifically with regard to…

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