OpsMgr 2007 R2 now offically supports Windows Embedded

Operations Manager 2007 R2 now officially supports the agent on Windows Embedded Standard 2009. You can download the latest “System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent Prerequisites Macro for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (x86) – (English)”, is now live on subscriber downloads. You can download it at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads   Overview With the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent, you can… Read more

New Beta AEMDEM Reports

As part of OpsMgr 2007 R2 and Desktop Error Monitoring 3.5 (DEM) we will be releasing four new AEM reports later this month. The 4 new reports are: –          Top Blue Screen Computers –          Top Blue Screen Computers by User –          Top Crashing Applications by User –          Top Crashing Applications by Computer   If you… Read more

How to Delete an Operations Manager 2007 Managed Object from a Management Group using PowerShell (Updated PS script which works on PowerShell V2 and above)

(Updated PS script below which works on PowerShell V2 and above) We have had some customers ask us if there is a way to remove an agent managed computer using PowerShell from OpsMgr 2007 after the agent managed computer has been turned off. The scenario is that the machine that has an agent installed on… Read more

Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 SP1

A few of us have been working with the Solutions Accelerator team and Pete Zerger to come up with an Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 which got published a couple of weeks ago. This document will lead readers through a sequence of core decision points to design an infrastructure for OpsMgr 2007. It also provides… Read more

Audit Collection (ACS) Database and Disk Sizing Calculator for OpsMgr 2007

Recently I got some emails requesting for a ACS DB sizing calculator similar to what I had published for the OpsMgr Database and Data warehouse.  While I was unable to put one for the ACS DB I did find that a couple of months ago Pete Zerger one of the OpsMgr MVPs put together an… Read more

Performance IOPS for the DB and DW in OpsMgr 2007

The performance team had a thread discussing IOPS requirement with a customer who had some really good questions so and I thought I would share the thread with you all. For sizing the Operations Manager Database and Data warehouse I would highly recommend trying out SCCP planning tool which will give you a lot of… Read more

Bad Situation-Good Results: OpsMgr 2007 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Watch the attached video on how to cluster a Root Management Server and promote a Management Server to take the role of a Root Management Server.                 Starr and Myself did a talk at MMS 2008 in Las Vegas on how to build a resilient Operations Manager 2007… Read more

Troubleshooting Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) features

Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) of System Center Operations Manager and System Center Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) are identical features with the only difference being that AEM is shipped with Operations Manager 2007 and DEM is shipped with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) SKU’s.  These features leverage the Microsoft Error Reporting (formerly known as Dr. Watson)… Read more

Secondary Management Server install fails if Reporting is already installed with DW action account and RMS action account are the same

Issue: If you try to install a secondary Management Server (MS) in a scenario with Root Management Server(RMS) and Reporting installed with Data Warehouse(DW) action account and Root Management Server action account (default action account) is the same, the secondary Management Server setup rolls back with an error in the setup log:   Error from… Read more

OpsMgr 2007 Capacity Planner Tool (Final Version)

Last week the Operations Manager team attended the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas and one of the big questions we got from almost all customers was when is the System Center Capacity tool going to be available? I glad to announce that the OpsMgr 2007 SCCP RTM model is now officially available today from the… Read more