Operations Management Suite goes mobile with iOS and Android apps

We are excited to announce the launch of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. With the new OMS mobile apps, you can gain full visibility of your IT infrastructure at any time, from any location. You can access your personalized dashboards, solutions and saved search queries through fully… Read more

Find out if your servers are talking to a Malicious IP address with Operations Management Suite

One good way to safeguard your servers is to ensure that they aren’t communicating with any Malicious IP addresses. In OMS we now provide you a centralized view showing all the known malicious IP’s your managed server\client may be communicating with. Working with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) we are now able to get hourly… Read more

Edge Show – Log Management and Other Intelligence Packs in Azure Operational Insights

[NOTE –  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Check out this video to see how System Center Advisor helps Enterprise Operation teams transform machine data and unstructured logs into Real Time Operations Intelligence: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-114-Log-Management-and-Other-Intelligence-Packs-in-System-Center-Advisor… Read more

Calling all System Administrators and Security Analysts to provide feedback regarding Security Threat detection and response

We are looking for System Administrators\Security Analysts to take a very short anonymous survey that will take only a minute to complete regarding managing Security Threats in your environment. This will be extremely helpful to us on the product team. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GMSCHP Thank you in advance, – Tigran Shahbazian… Read more

Are you attending TechEd 2014? Interested in meeting with the OpsMgr Product team?

We wanted to gauge our OpsMgr Customers interest in doing an informal round table discussion with OpsMgr product team to influence the future of this product. If you are planning to attend TechEd 2014 in Houston could you please take this quick survey to let us know. If there is enough interest we will setup… Read more

Solution Summary: ACS Support for Unix and Linux Systems

Available by 2nd half of 2009 (late fall) – brought to you by the System Center Cross Platform team. Provide Audit Collection Services (ACS) for Unix and Linux systems Leverage OpsMgr 2007 R2 Cross Platform infrastructure to enable Unix/Linux auditing Collect and aggregate audit events across enterprise systems for a singular view Out of the box… Read more

ACS Reports for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

ACS reports that will come out of the box with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, will support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2.In addition, R2 which has many new enhancement and features – and for ACS in particular, it will also include more robust creation of indexes for better query performance.Oh, and here’s… Read more

Security Hardening Guide

The Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Security Hardening Guide is designed to provide you with essential information about how to further protect, or harden, your Operations Manager 2007 environment in conjunction with the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW). SCW is an attack-surface reduction tool for products running the Windows Server 2003 operating systems with Service Pack 1, the Windows Server 2003… Read more

Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide Updated April 2008

The Operations Manager 2007 Security Guide has been updated and can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64017. New topics in this release: ·         Using a Firewall in Operations Manager 2007 ·         Setting up Communications Across a Domain – Workgroup Boundary ·         How to Set the Action Account on Multiple Computers in Operations Manager 2007     Updated topics in this release:… 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