System Center 2012 Operations Manager incorrectly reports that a restricted System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager action completed successfully

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where a restricted user can attempt certain actions that they don’t have permission to yet get a (false) message indicating it was successful. ===== Symptoms When using System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr) to manage System Center 2012 Data Protection…


Potential integration issues with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today on VMM 2012 and SCOM. This one talks about a couple potential integration issues you may run into after configuring OpsMgr integration with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager: ===== Symptoms This article presents possible errors and issues you may encounter after configuring Operations Manager integration…


How to detect and troubleshoot frequent configuration changes in Operations Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today on SCOM 2007. This one talks about configuration churn, what can cause it and how you can address it if you see it in your environment: ===== Configuration Overview The System Center Management Configuration service is responsible for calculating the configuration of every health service in…


Potential issues with VMM 2012/OpsMgr integration

Hi everyone, Alvin Morales here.  This article presents possible errors and issues you may encounter after setting Operations Manager integration with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012).  Note that this can apply to System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) as well as System Center 2012 – Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012). 1….


Custom APM Rules for Granular Alerting

Michael wrote a post in August, about working with Alerts.  One of the key takeaways from that post, is that – for each application and for each application component – we have FOUR Alerting rules, that can be turned on or off from the APM Template. Quoting that post: Alerting Rules There is a rule…


Microsoft Enterprise Product Roadmap Webcast

Please join us for a high level discussion into Microsoft software investments designed to cover most of the major product lines.  This will be a 35,000 foot view into the following areas: Windows Family Virtualization Office System Unified Communications IT Management Security This particular webcast is scheduled for Friday, January 20 at 1:00pm Pacific Time…


Upcoming Learning Opportunities for System Center 2012

So – now that the Release Candidate of System Center 2012 is out and the general availbility is fast approaching you may be starting to get more serious about getting up to speed on System Center 2012.  Am I right? Don’t even worry!  We are here to help you get up to speed fast with…


System Center 2012 RC Released & New Licensing Information

At the webcast this morning Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Division, and Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Management and Security at Microsoft announced the availability of System Center 2012 RC and introduced the new licensing model for System Center.  The entire suite is now available for download from one convenient location….


TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

Looking to get some hands-on lab work on how to do infrastructure and application performance monitoring with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager?  If so then this one’s for you: ===== Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. Once it’s in place, IT administrators have to monitor those resources to…


Reminder: BIG Webcast – Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud – Tomorrow Jan 17th

There is a really important web cast that is happening tomorrow that I wanted to remind you all about.  You won’t want to miss it. Here is the description of the event.  Registration link is below. The definition, business value, and technology benefits of the “the cloud” have been hotly debated in recent months. Most…