Now available: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Audit Collection Services

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Audit Collection Services enables the collection and audit of events from UNIX and Linux Servers. Using Cross Platform ACS, events are collected from the desired Unix/Linux servers and stored in the Audit Collections Services Database. Audit reports for UNIX/Linux Server collected events are included. Feature Summary Collection…

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Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

In case you missed the big announcement over on the System Center Team blog I thought I’d pass it along here.  This isn’t really support related but I thought you might find it interesting anyway: Great news for enterprise, government and service provider customers who use System Center. I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has…

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Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Resources‏

Having signed up for the official Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Beta (yes, even some of us internals do this) I recently received an email from the product team with a bunch of really cool Essentials 2010 resources in it, and since I’ve been woefully negligent in covering Essentials type stuff I thought I’d post…

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Slow tab expansion in Ops Mgr Powershell V2 console

Are you seeing very slow auto complete using the Operations Manager snap-in?  If so the folks at the Operations Manager team blog may have your solution: I am a big Powershell fan, and I use the Powershell console regularly.  Depending on what I’m taking care of at the time, I might be using the plain…

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How to link multiple Operations Manager 2007 Gateway Servers together

In Operations Manager, the Gateway server role is primary used for monitoring servers outside the Root Management Servers trusted Domain boundary.  Another popular use of the Gateway role is for performance improvements by placing gateways in sites with poor network connectivity.  Sometimes it is necessary to “chain” multiple gateways together to get monitor across multiple…

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Cool Windows 7 Deployment Links

This is a little off topic but I thought you all would enjoy a heads up.  One of our Windows team bloggers published a list of useful Windows 7 links that cover deployment (MDT 2010 and SCCM), USMT 4.0, activation, application compatibility and boot to VHD.  These links can change from time to time but…

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Four new Operations Manager KB articles published last week

We had four new Knowledge Base articles for Operations Manager 2007 and MOM 2005 published last week.  I won’t go into the details of each but the titles and links are below: KB975931 – Recommendations for antivirus exclusions that relate to MOM 2005 and to Operations Manager 2007 KB976593 – Error message when you use…

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Creating Rules and Monitors with a Schedule/Understanding XML internals!

Our own Steve Rachui posted some great info on creating Rules and Monitors with a schedule.  If you haven’t seen it already I have a brief intro and a link below: Although there are other posts that address this topic none of them go in depth to explain the various elements that are part of…

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Wednesday: Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on System Center for Exchange 2010

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 2, 10:00AM PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on “Managing the New Mail Infrastructure:  What you need to know about System Center for Exchange 2010,” presented by Leslie Kitz, Microsoft Product Manager. For all the details see http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/11/24/live-meeting-for-influencers-system-center-for-exchange-2010-on-12-2-09-at-10-00-am-pst.aspx J.C. Hornbeck | System Center…

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