Essentials 2010 troubleshooting guide

If you experience issues while evaluating Essentials 2010 Beta, please go to Forums or Microsoft Connect(if you are in TAP program) and report the issue. Please send the log files for the issue at scedata@microsoft.com. Log file details and locations associated with the feature area are listed below. SETUP Log Name Description Location SetupSCE<#>.log:  …

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Upcoming Webcasts

We are presenting two webcasts that include information on Essentials 2010. Join the webcasts to find out more about Essentials 2010, and have a chance to ask questions. Both webcasts will feature Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010. Integrated Virtual and Physical IT Management for Midsize Businesses (Level 100) Wednesday December 9th 11AM PST…

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Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Essentials 2007 SP1

This table indicates the current support for the indicated operating systems by System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 components. Operating system Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 management server? Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 agent (to manage the computer)? Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 remote console? Windows Server…

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Remote Console Connection & Certificates

I saw this question from a customer on a forum I read quite often: I’ve been meaning to check out the System Center Essentials package for a while now, I finally found time to setup a VM get it installed recently. After I installed it, I applied all available updates via Microsoft Update (I update…

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SCE 2010 Podcast on Virtualization

Recently, the folks at TechNet Edge sat down with David Mills and Edwin Yuen for a brief discussion of Microsoft’s IT management and virtualization solution for midsize businesses. With the release of public betas for System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010, customers will have the capability to easily manage, backup and restore…


Using Essentials 2010 Beta? Let us know your feedback.

If you are using the Beta of System Center Essentials 2010, thank you! We value your opinion! Your feedback helps us continue to make System Center Essentials everything you need it to be. We have two easy ways for you to provide feedback: online and in person. Online Please take a moment and fill in…

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Get what you want in the next version of Essentials!

Are you interested in getting Microsoft to build an IT management tool specifically engineered to your specifications? We’re interested in listening to your requests, learning more about how you manage IT today and building the best IT management tool to help you manage IT more efficiently tomorrow! If you are an IT administrator in an organization with less…

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SCE 2010 Public Beta is HERE!

Do you know what time it is? Yes, it’s THAT time…time for you to check out the next full release of System Center Essentials – SCE 2010! For those of you who were with us for the release of System Center Essentials 2007 a little over two years ago, you know that this is Microsoft’s…

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Essentials 2007 SP1 Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2/SQL Server 2008

Essentials 2007 SP1 Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2 System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 supports WSUS 3.0 SP1 being upgraded to WSUS 3.0 SP2. Customers who are currently running Essentials 2007 SP1 can upgrade to WSUS 3.0 SP2. For how to download WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the improvements in WSUS 3.0 SP2, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972455. FAQs:…

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System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 with SQL Server 2005 Express and Windows Server 2008 x64

We’ve seen reports of people unsuccessfully attempting to install Essentials 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 x64 and wanting to use SQL Server 2005 Express as the database. We have published KB 975344 to provide more information on supported configurations involving Windows Server 2008 x64. We recommend the following options for customers wanting to use…

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