Guidance for customers using the Microsoft Operations Manager agent for on-premises end points

With the recent release of the new OMS Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) for Windows that allows multi-homing support, we’ve been getting a few questions about the approach and guidance that we have for customers using the regular Operations Manager agent for their on-premises end points. For example, take the case of the Operations Manager customer… Read more

Updates to Microsoft Azure Management Pack

Hello Folks Just wanted to let you know that we released an updated version of System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview). The latest version ( can be downloaded from This version includes added support for all virtual machine types, several bug fixes, improved error logging and updates to knowledge base articles. Please… Read more

Windows & Linux Patching Survey

The Operations Management Suite product team wants to hear about your requirements and frustrations with managing Patching/Compliance for Windows & Linux servers. To provide feedback, please follow this link to the survey – Thank you…. Read more

Update to Windows Server Management Packs

Hello folks, Just wanted to let you know that we made a bug fix to Windows Server management packs. Windows Server Cluster Disks Monitoring MP  had an issue with Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) state monitor alerting. When the monitor switches CSV state to critical (for example, for CSVs in maintenance mode), it will generate an appropriate alert in SCOM… Read more

SCOM 2012 R2 now offers additional support for SQL Server 2012 SP3

We are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM 2012 R2) now supports SQL Server 2012 SP3 as its database. There is no minimum SCOM Update Rollup (UR) requirement for SCOM to work with SQL 2012 SP3 but we highly recommend installing the latest SCOM UR. We are currently doing comprehensive testing to… Read more

Technical Preview : Management Packs for Windows Server 2016 Server Roles have been updated

Just a quick note to let you know that we updated System Center Operations Manager Management Packs for Windows Server 2016 roles. The table in this blog summarizes the updates made to each of the management packs. If you already installed the August 2015 version of management packs for the same role, please uninstall it… Read more

Surface Hub solution available now in OMS

We’re happy to announce the public availability of the Surface Hub solution for OMS.  Yes, Surface Hubs!     Through this solution, you can gain insights into Surface Hub availability, wired & wireless projections, and the Surface Hub’s own calendar. This is one of multiple OMS solutions that enable enterprises to simplify IT management. With… Read more

Update to System Center Management Pack for Windows 8 and 8.1 Client Operating System

Just wanted to let you know that version 6.0.7251.0 of System Center Management Pack for Windows 8 and 8.1 Client Operating System is now available for download from This version includes fixes for correctly identifying the OS version, new alert messages for CPU utilization metrics, fixes for some of the discoveries and more. Complete details can be… Read more