An updated overview of the Operations Manager 2007 security model

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while you’ll remember that back in March of this year we posted an overview of the Operations Manager 2007 security model.  Well the information in that post has now been updated so you might want to give it another look.  I updated our original post with a…

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The Discovery Wizard was unable to locate any Unix/Linux support information in OpsMgr 2007

To follow up on yesterday’s fix for a problem importing the Red Hat Linux Management Pack on System Center Operations Manager 2007, here’s another tip for an issue you may run into where the Discovery Wizard fails when attempting to discover UNIX/Linux servers: Symptoms While attempting to perform a UNIX/Linux server discovery within System Center…

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Solution: An exception is thrown while importing the Red Hat Linux Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Consider a scenario where you are planning to manage Red Hat Linux servers using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.  Before deploying the agents you need to import the respective Red Hat Linux Management Pack but when you attempt to do this the process fails with an exception upon import: An exception was thrown while…

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How to easily test your remote SQL connectivity

Microsoft’s own Steve Rachui explains how to quickly and easily test remote SQL connectivity using any account you like.  This is a neat trick that will surely prove useful when working with a wide variety of products. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/…

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New Knowledge Base article: Service Requests with circular relationships cannot be closed in System Center Service Manager 2010

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up on a new Knowledge Base article for System Center Service Manager 2010 that we published last night: ===== Symptoms A change request in System Center Service Manager 2010 will remain with a status of "in Progress" and cannot be closed even if all activities have been…

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An Updated Version of the MOMClean Resource Kit Tool For OpsMgr Has Been Released

Having an issue and need to uninstall Operations Manager 2007 but Add/Remove Programs isn’t working?  Or maybe you need to automate the removal of the SCOM agent?  If so then the MOMClean tool is for you and we have an updated version that is now available.  Our very own Rob Kuehfus, Program Manager for the…

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Updated momclean Reskit tool for OM2007R2

  I noticed on the forums someone was having trouble using this with the R2 release.  Here is an updated version of the momclean tool to use for uninstalling OM2007R2 when traditional methods have failed.  Note: None of the command line parameters have changed.  All that has been updated it the product GUIDs the tool…

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New KB: You receive the error "The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden" when running MCF.exe to test the connector framework in System Center Operations Manager 2007

When executing MCF.exe to test the System Center Operations Manager Connector Framework (OMCF) configuration, the following error is returned: Unhandled Exception: System.ServiceModel.Security.MessageSecurityException: The HTTP request was forbidden with client authentication scheme ‘Anonymous’. —> System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.    at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()    at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory.HttpRequestChannel.HttpChannelRequest.WaitForReply(TimeSpan timeout)    — End of inner exception…

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OpsMgr 2007 solution: Console Exception in the UNIX/Linux Servers view–"Value cannot be null"

I recently worked on this issue and since I didn’t see the resulting solution published I thought it would be worth a mention here. Symptoms In this scenario, the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Agent with Cumulative Update 2 had been deployed to several Redhat Enterprise Linux servers.  Following the deployment, while checking the…

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The ManagementServerConfigTool fails to correctly promote a Management Server to an RMS in OpsMgr 2007

Just a heads up on a new Knowledge base article on SCOM 2007 that we published this morning: ===== Summary The ManagementServerConfigTool will fail to promote a management server to Root Management Server (RMS) in the following two scenarios. You should read the information below and take the necessary steps to avoid being impacted by…

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