System Center Essentials 2010 Resource Kit Now Available

System Center Essentials 2010 has been out a few months (download Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Trial), and already there is a Resource Kit available! The System Center Essentials Resource Kit includes: Essentials Server Migration Advisor Published Software Certificate Update Tool Setup Log Parser Maintenance Mode Management Pack Computer Group Repair Tool Essentials Server Cleanup…

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A Book to Buy

No… not Harry Potter. Judging by my trip to Costco today, every living human being on the planet has already bought a copy 😉 If you run (or plan to run) Microsoft Operations Manager, there are two books you must have in your library: Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox (if you are new…

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System Center Remote Operations Manager – Rapid Deployment Program

All right… I’m going to go all market-y on you here. I know there is not a ton of information out there on the new System Center Remote Operations Manager offering for Managed Services Providers (MSP’s), but the marketing team is hard at work on that. The best place to keep your eye on is…

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System Center Essentials 30/500

System Center Essentials is one of the coolest and most useful programs coming out of Microsoft this year.  SCE is targeted at small and midmarket businesses that want some of the monitoring, software distribution, and reporting capabilities as our enterprise apps (System Center Operations Manager and Configuration Manager) without the associated complexity and cost.  SCE is…

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Operations Manager Design Guide and Virtual Labs

The Design Guide has been released and is available via the documentation link on TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498235.aspx Or directly http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_DesignGuid.doc There are also two more Virtual Labs (OpsMgr Introduction and Advanced Topics).  Both are a great way to play with the products without needing to have hardware on hand. Systems Center Essentials (SCE) Introduction to System…

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Learn more about System Center Essentials

System Center Essentials is one of the coolest products coming out of Microsoft this year (IMHO).  If you are running the IT Shop for a small or midsize business, you really need to pick up a copy.  Supporting up to 30 Servers and 500 Clients, SCE handles monitoring, Software Distribution, Patching, Reporting, all in one…

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Vista and SMS Management Packs Released

Two new management packs for System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE) and System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Opsmgr):     Windows Vista Client Monitoring Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 The Windows Vista Client Monitoring Management Pack is built on the Windows Diagnostics Infrastructure in Windows Vista that detects, diagnoses and tries to resolve hardware and software…

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