Creating a Performance Baseline for SQL Server with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Time for a Friday night post. Microsoft PFE raise the absence of system performance baselines pretty much in every Risk Assessment Program (RAP) or Health Check. Customers do not generally create performance baselines. So, what are the typical uses for a performance baseline? Troubleshooting performance-related issues and facilitating capacity management comes to mind. “Hey, doesn’t…


Installing Forefront Threat Management Gateway (New ISA) in my System Center Operations Manager Lab

  (Simple high-level step-by-step for the admin that does not require screenshots. The process below is probably useful for building a lab, production deployments would require little more planning.) Basic Info TMG is basically an Outbound Proxy. UAG is basically an Inbound Proxy. TMG consists of 3 roles: TMG Server (x64) Enterprise Management Server (x64)…


Audit Alert Scenarios: System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007 R2

The other day I was asked to assist with implementing the scenarios below: Scenario 1: Alert for changes to the ‘Domain Admin’ group membership Scenario 2: Alert when the Audit Policy is changed (Default Domain or Domain Controller) Scenario 3: Alert when xx number of unsuccessful logons occur within nn hours Scenario 4: Account locked…


Audit Report Scenarios: How to create custom reports with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Audit Collection Services (ACS)

Scenarios that are discussed in this blog post include: Scenario 1: Computers joined to the domain (names and description) Scenario 2: User passwords expired Scenario 3: User accounts locked out Scenario 4: Group policy changes Scenario 1: Computers joined to the domain (names and description) The following Event Id’s will be used in this procedure:…


Quick Tip: How to run an ACS Forwarder, Collector, RMS and DC on the same host

Manually enable the ‘Operations Manager Audit Forwarding Service’ (AdtAgent.exe). Regedit > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\AdtAgent\Parameters] > New > Multi-String Value > AdtServers > ‘CollectorFQDN’ Note: Step 2 resolved Event ID 4369 (with a blank list of collectors) for me. Hopefully this configuration of roles will only ever be used in a lab environment!