Updated momclean Reskit tool for OM2007R2

  I noticed on the forums someone was having trouble using this with the R2 release.  Here is an updated version of the momclean tool to use for uninstalling OM2007R2 when traditional methods have failed.  Note: None of the command line parameters have changed.  All that has been updated it the product GUIDs the tool… Read more

Parameter Extraction in Web Application Synthetic Transactions

In Operations Manager R2 CU3 we added a new feature that expands our capabilities in monitoring web applications via synthetic transactions. Parameter extraction allows us to extract data from the HTTP responses to web requests and store the value in the test context as name value pairs which can then be reused in subsequent requests… Read more

Introducing the new Microsoft Support Top Solutions RSS feed for System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials

Microsoft customers can now easily monitor new high-impact support issues and get links to the best Microsoft KB articles, blogs, TechNet and MSDN articles to resolve them by subscribing to the Microsoft Support Top Solutions RSS feed for System Center Operations Manager 2007. The RSS feed also keep you ahead of the curve by alerting you… Read more

Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc.

Today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of AVIcode, Inc.  Read the official blog here. We hope that the rest of the Operations Manager community is as excited as we are about the enhanced capabilities that the AVIcode technologies bring to Systems Monitoring, including not only .Net application monitoring, as well as rich performance metrics: In addition,… Read more

Unit Monitors for Multi-Instance Perfmon Counters

It’s not uncommon to want to monitor a perfmon counter like Logical Disk\% Free Space where there are multiple instances and you only want to be alerted if one instance goes below the threshold.  Authors will typically try to do this through the UI building a monitor such as: You set the threshold, set the… Read more

OM2007R2 Support for SQL 2008 R2

I am pleased to announce support of SQL 2008 R2 with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 databases.  Support is divide into two phase so please read KB2425714 for details. Phase 1: Clean install of OM2007R2 on SQL 2008 R2.  Take a look at the KB to get OM2007R2 installed on a SQL 2008 R2… Read more

OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7672.0 is released

I’m very glad to announce that the 3rd quarterly update for the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack is now available.  You can download the MP from the Pinpoint catalog and it will be available shortly in the R2 web service catalog for download directly from your operations console.  I should note that… Read more

The System Center Service Manager 2010 management pack

Our friends over on the System Center Service Manager team have spent a tremendous amount of time designing and building their management pack and now I’m very happy to say, it’s released!  Darko Vukovic is a Program Manager on the SM team and he’s posted a very useful accompanying set of best practices for getting started… Read more