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…

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OpsMgr 2007 R2 now supports SQL 2008 R2 SP1

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Note: We will have the Supported Configuration posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it. Thanks! Nishtha Soni | Program Manager

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What Gets Monitored with System Center Operations Manager 2012 Network Monitoring

There are many questions on which components of network devices are monitored for System Center network monitoring.  This post will hopefully clear up some of those questions as the post will cover what gets monitored and the conditions where the monitoring will apply.  What components of the network device are monitored depends on three things: What…

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New KB: Agent Health Tips and Fixes for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Here’s a new OpsMgr 2007 KB article we published today. If you’re looking for some tips on hotfixes and changes for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr) Agent Health then this one’s for you: ===== Summary This article is intended to give some tips on fixes and changes for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr)…

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Setup and Upgrade in System Center Operations Manager 2012

For the Operations Manager 2012 release, we have made some big changes in the setup and upgrade areas to make the deployment experience more simple, intuitive, and easy to use. In this post, I’m going to go through some of the major changes in the deployment experiences to help you better prepare for OM 2012….

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Topology changes in System Center 2012 Operations Manager (Overview)

OM Community, In this blog post, I will explain the changes made to the Operations Manager 2012 infrastructure topology.  The purpose of this post is not to do a deep technical explanation on how some of these new features work but more of an overview around the new changes and how they may affect you. …

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SCOM 2007 R2 and SP1 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4.  Note: We will have the Supported Configuration and a KB article posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it.    For the most…

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Schedule Maintenance Mode Reskit Tool Info

  I have a quick update on the Schedule Maintenance Mode RESKIT Tool, also some information \ best practices. Best Practices: Do not go beyond 20 Jobs scheduled.  Anything over this will start to place too much load on your Root Management Server Do not schedule more then 20 items in one Job.  If you…

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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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Trouble with setup due to SQL not being detected?

If you have run into issues during setup where you know that you have a supported version of SQL running on your machine but setup in unable to detect it, you may have hit a SQL WMI provider issue. In OpsMgr 2007 R2, this shows up as the SQL Server requirement in the Prerequisite Checker…

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