Authoring Event Rules in OpsMgr

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> Anatomy of a Vista/Server 2008 event There are three types of Vista/Server 2008 events which are written to various channels in the event log. 1.       The ‘pure’ Vista/Server 2008 event These events are logged using the new Vista/Server 2008 APIs which means they were written specifically for… Read more

Running the Web Console Server on a standalone server using Windows Authentication

One of the big issues we had in OpsMgr 2007 RTM was if you installed the Database and the Root Management Server(RMS) on a standalone server with the SDK and Config services running under a domain account users could not install the Web Console Server on a standalone machine and use Windows Authentication. The only… Read more

Answering some common deployment questions (Part 1)

What level of privileges are required to install the product?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> Someone recently asked a question regarding what level of privileges are required to install the product and later they asked me why the accounts had to be what they were. I thought I would take some time to write this blogs and… Read more

Monitoring Password Expirations

The question has recently come up, what about password expiration used for Run As Account (and action account) credentials? If you are using Local System, there is no password to expire. If you specified a domain account, we have you covered (for the most part). When you specify a domain account, Operations Manager 2007 will… Read more

Looking for Connector Information?

We got a query through the blog email about how to get started writing connectors and I’ve heard of a few other requests for this type of information. For starters, take a look at this MSDN topic on creating connectors: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437511.aspx You can also find a good quick start for connectors document over at Jakub’s blog,… Read more

Versioning in OpsMgr

  We got a question through the blog email about how to tell which version of Operations Manager was installed on a computer. This is easy to check, so I thought I’d throw up a quick tip about it.   In the console, click Help->About and take a look at the number after version:  … Read more

Support plans for OpsMgr 2007, SCE and MOM 2005 running on Windows Server 2008

A lot of good stuff is going on in Seattle these days, Seahawks have made it to the playoffs, we have actually been seeing some sunshine in month of January and Windows Server 2008 aka Longhorn is picking up a lot of good buzz at least that’s what I hear from the few articles I… Read more

Understanding how Active Directory integration feature works in OpsMgr 2007

Happy New Year!!! One of my colleagues had shared with me some detailed information on how Active Directory (AD) integration works (in particular how the service connection points (SCP) are created) and I thought it would be a good blog post for this week. For those of you who have never heard about AD integration… Read more