OpsMgr 2007: HealthService Service Fails to Start with 25362 Warning

We’ve been highlighting a few problems we see around here doing support for OpsMgr and ConfigMgr so I thought I’d offer up one of my own.  If you run into this it can be tricky to troubleshoot but with the tips below, fixing this should be a snap.  ======== Problem: The System Center Operations Manager…

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SMS 2003: Some Tips For Successful Software Metering Rules

When trying to define software metering rules in the SMS 2003 Admin console, it has been noticed that using a language like ‘English (United States)’ in the language section of the metering rules may not provide satisfactory metering results depending on how the rule is configured.  What we generally like to recommend is that for…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 4-13 through 4-19

We had a couple new KB articles this week, one covering System Center Operations Manager 2007 and one covering Systems Management Server.  Links and titles are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=950653 A software inventory operation does not work correctly in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 if the inventoried file has invalid time attributes Sys Center Operation Mgr…

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WSUS: Clients stop reporting after WSUS 3.0 is upgraded to SP1

We’re seeing a few instances of the issue below so I thought I’d send out a preemptive heads up.  If you happen to run across this issue at least now you’ll know the fix: ======== Problem: After a WSUS 2.0 SP1 or WSUS 3.0 server are upgraded to WSUS 3.0 SP1, you may notice that…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 4-6 through 4-12

We only had one new Knowledge Base article and it’s on System Center Mobile Device Manager.  If you’re one of the many running this cool new product then you’ll definitely want to check it out: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=950135 Insufficient randomness in the random number generator of the System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 gateway server Sys…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Asset Intelligence Whitepaper

This has been out for a couple weeks but people are having a hard time finding it so I thought I’d post a link here.  Just in case you’re not familiar with Asset Intelligence, here is some cool marketing type verbiage that may help explain it: ======== Asset Intelligence lets IT administrators define, track and…

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Asset Intelligence Reporting Limitations

One of our senior PM’s posted about a new doc that should be hitting the web either today or tomorrow that talks about the limitations of Asset Intelligence Reporting.  Most of the issues we see seem to center around misunderstandings regarding what Asset Intelligence Reporting can and cannot do, and what it should and should…

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OpsMgr 2007: Setting up Audit Collection Service (ACS) Reporting

We get quite a few questions about it so I thought I’d post instructions here.  If you’re wanting to install Audit Reporting this is the way to do it: ======== 1. Logon to the server that will be used to host ACS reporting as a user that is an administrator of the SRS instance. 2. Create…

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