OpsMgr 2007: Viewing Alert and Event data generates HTTP 401 error if using an account beginning with "!"

Here’s an interesting Operations Manager issue I came across today.  If you happen to have accounts beginning with an exclamation mark (!) then you might want to check this out before firing up the OpsMgr console: ======== Issue: When using the Operations Manager 2007 console on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 computer, if…


OpsMgr 2007: R2 beta is now available

Just in case you missed it, the folks on the System Center blog announced that the OpsMgr 2007 R2 beta is now available for download.  For details on what’s new and how to get it see http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2008/11/20/operations-manager-2007-r2-beta-now-available.aspx. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer


OpsMgr 2007: Reporting Fails With "Unable to get the Management Server Action Account"

Reporting is the word of the day so here’s another OpsMgr Reporting issue you may run across.  This one is caused by what turns out to be the root of oh so many problems: Misconfigured TCP/IP settings: ======== Issue: When you try to install System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting, the installation may fail with…


OpsMgr 2007: The DBCreatewizard utility fails with a BadImageformatException when run on a 64-bit OS

I’m going through a couple older issues and posting the resolutions just in case one of you happen to see the same thing.  The first regards running DBCreateWizard on a 64-bit OS: ======== Issue: The DBCreatewizard utility fails with BadImageformatException when run on a 64-bit OS: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Mom.UI.Wrappers, Version=6.0.4900.0,…


OpsMgr 2007: Reporting console returns error "Client found response content type of ‘text/html’, but expected ‘text/xml’"

Here’s an interesting one I came across that I think you’ll find interesting.  This one covers a message you may get if you’re using the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003: ======== Issue: When you open the System Center Operations Manager 2007 reporting console you may get the below error. System.InvalidOperationException: Client found response content…


Didn’t pass that Microsoft Certification exam? Get a free second shot

Just an FYI that Microsoft is offering a free second chance to pass that Microsoft Certification exam as well as a 25% discount on an additional exam.  You better hurry though as you have to sign up by December 31st.  ======== Second Shot now gives you two incentives to get certified! In the real world,…


OpsMgr 2007: How to search the entire database for a string value or GUID

Here is an older tip but it’s one we use (or some variation) quite a bit in support.  This originally came from Narayana Vyas Kondreddi at http://vyaskn.tripod.com/search_all_columns_in_all_tables.htm so we can’t take all the credit.  If you need to find a value in a table but you’re not sure where to look, this can be a…


The database discovery scripts (DiscoverSQL200*DB.vbs) fail on SQL servers with DBs larger than 32GB in the 6.0.6441.0 version of the SQL MP

In case you missed it, The MOM team announced a new issue they’ve discovered.  Apparently the database discovery scripts can fail on a system that has a DB that is larger than 32GB.  I posted the description of the issue and a link below: ======== Issue: We’ve recently become aware of an issue with the…


OpsMgr 2007: Rule does not appear while creating custom Event View

Here’s another cool tip sent to me by Milan Jajal, a support engineer in our Manageability group.  If you’re trying to create a new Event View using a custom rule and it’s not showing up then this may be your issue: ======== Issue: When using the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Console to create a…


OpsMgr 2007: How to create an Alert rule based on an Event description

Here’s a cool tip sent to me by Milan Jajal, a support engineer in our Manageability group.  If you ever find the need to create a rule based on the description of an event then this one’s for you: ======== If you need to generate an alert based on the description contained within an event…