Wish you knew what configuration change caused an issue? Or what changed on a server? (Now available in OpInsights)

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Have you ever spent hours troubleshooting an operational issue only to realize that someone on your team changed a setting or a software update was made that caused the issue? Backed by popular demand we are proud to… Read more

Looking to talk to Storage, Network or Application Administrators

We are looking to talk to Storage, Network and Application Administrators to understand their challenges within their areas of expertise. If you fall into one of these roles and are will to do a 30min conference call with us please fill in the details in the link below. We would really appreciate your time and input. https://illumeweb.smdisp.net/collector/Survey.ashx?Name=SpecialExpertiseSurvey   P.S…. Read more

Free Windows Server 2008 Dashboards for OpsMgr 2012 and TOOL to help create your own Customized Dashboards

In OpsMgr 2012, we provided users the ability to create customized dashboards using the OpsMgr 2012 console. The GTM.exe tool provided in this blog allows you to build off these dashboard investments, in particular we allow you to accomplish three specific tasks that you cannot do via the console. 1.       Turn IT Pro Console created dashboards into… Read more

Setup and Upgrade in System Center Operations Manager 2012

For the Operations Manager 2012 release, we have made some big changes in the setup and upgrade areas to make the deployment experience more simple, intuitive, and easy to use. In this post, I’m going to go through some of the major changes in the deployment experiences to help you better prepare for OM 2012…. Read more

Windows Server OS MP 6.0.6794.0 is released

I wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that the Windows Server OS MP has been updated and is available for download here.  This is a small update in which we did two things. The first, and most important, is that we updated the script used in the “Discover Windows 2008 Servers”… Read more

OpsMgr 2007 SP1 and R2 now officially support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Support is now available for running Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2 on the following operating systems: ·         Windows Server 2008 R2 ·         Windows 7 The official support statement is posted under Knowledge Base article 974722.  The supported configuration guides for R2 and SP1 will be updated shortly as well.  The following… Read more

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

To Repair or not to Repair, that is the question?

I have recently seen many different uses of the agent “Repair…” action when it comes to agent install and upgrade.  I have put together the following information with the help of the setup team to guide you on the uses of the repair action.   Summary: When running agent repair the system basically does a… Read more

Public Beta of the Windows Server OS MP that supports Server 2008 R2 (aka Win7 Server) is now available!

Today we’ve released the following to our OpsMgr 2007 R2 TAP and MP Beta – Windows programs on Connect (http://connect.microsoft.com): A public beta version of our next Windows Server OS MP release which provides support for Server 2008 R2 (aka Win7 Server), monitoring for logical disk fragmentation and various bug fixes A known issues list… Read more