How to Cluster RMS for SP1

Hi all – I am nearly complete with updating the How To Cluster the RMS for SP1 procedures as they will appear in the Deployment Guide.  Here they are, minus a screen shot.  These procedures will work for the RTM version as well, although you will need to skip some SP1 specific steps (like the… Read more

Windows 2003 support in FRS management pack

We had an error in the readme that went out with the FRS management pack that says that Windows Server 2003 is not a supported platform. This is an error; we do support Windows Server 2003 with this management pack.  We are currently repackaging the MP with an updated readme and it will be released… Read more

Steps to install OpsMgr 2007 DB and Reporting on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn)

If you are like me and just itching to try and install OpsMgr 2007 DB and Reporting on Longhorn and cannot wait till SQL 2008 to install SQL on Longhorn as they do not support SQL 2005 on Longhorn you can try my HACK!! Yes, this is NOT supported by the OpsMgr team and our test… Read more

How does Computer Discovery Work in OpsMgr 2007?

This is a visual diagram of how computer discovery works in OpsMgr 2007. The list of prerequisites required to discover servers and install an agents are listed below as well:   Description: RPC endpoint mapper Port number: 135 Protocol: TCP/UDP   Description: NetBIOS name service Port number: 137 Protocol: TCP/UDP   Description: NetBIOS session service… Read more

OpsMgr 2007 RTM and SP1 RC command line parameters (Complete List)

  Below is the complete list of all the command line parameters for OpsMgr 2007 server roles including Audit Collection. And the command line parameters for upgrading to Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC)   Agent – (MOMAgent.msi) msiexec.exe /i \\path\Directory\MOMAgent.msi /qn /l*v \logs\MOMAgent_install.log  USE_SETTINGS_FROM_AD=0 MANAGEMENT_GROUP=<MG_Name> MANAGEMENT_SERVER_DNS=<MSDNSName> ACTIONS_USE_COMPUTER_ACCOUNT=0 ACTIONSUSER=<AccountUser> ACTIONSDOMAIN=<AccountDomain> ACTIONSPASSWORD=<AccountPassword>   Typical –… Read more

Performance and Scalability Guide Updated for ACS Sizing

The Operations Manager 2007 Performance and Scalability Guide has been updated to include Audit Collection Services sizing information. The updated guide is available on TechNet ( for browsing and the Download Center ( for download…. Read more

Supported Cluster Configurations for OpsMgr 2007

Many people have asked about the OpsMgr 2007 supported cluster configurations and I hope this blog clarifies what we support and do not support. This list of supported cluster configurations will be updated in the SP1 supported configurations document as well. Note we only support MSCS clusters.   <update>   Geographically dispersed clusters (multi-site clusters)… Read more

System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Release Candidate

I am pleased to announce that the System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2007 Release Candidate is now available.  SCCP 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, with capacity planning models for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 coming soon.  It… Read more

Remote Agent Prerequisite Checker Tool For OpsMgr 2007

With the help of one of my colleagues we have put together a remote agent prerequisite checker tool for OpsMgr 2007. This tool is the command line version of the MOMNetCheck tool we shipped with MOM 2005 resource kit. The new tool allows you to specify multiple computer names to run the check against and accounts… Read more

Marius Sutara – Notes, troubleshooting, development and comments related to System Center Operations Manager

Check out Marius’ blog on System Center Operations Manager 2007 Sample: Parameter replacements (part 1)   Management packs contain definitions of rules, monitors or composite module types where those monitoring objects need to be configured. In the configuration of the module type, in addition to providing constant values, you can also provide variable context parameter…. Read more