January 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability






News


SMS&MOM


http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx


 


Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog


http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/


 


Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 International Client Packs released


Two ICP packs for ConfigMgr have been released. 


ICP1 contains the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish


ICP2 contains all languages from ICP1 plus the following: Chinese (Simplified),Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, Turkish


See download section below


 


Downloads


 


SMS and Configuration Manager


SC Configuration Manager 2007 ICPs


International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center Configuration Manager (SC Config Mgr) 2007. ICP downloads contain only the Config Mgr client files, not the English-language SC Config Mgr 2007, which is required.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d9df19109-c067-46c7-89f6-1b3d17d6f615%26displaylang%3den


 


SC Config Mgr 2007 Offer Status Summarizer fails to process status


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) Offer Status Summarizer fails to process status


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8b910427-c591-466b-83d3-6632099ac186%26displaylang%3den


 


Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update


SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates is an add-on to SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enables customers to use the SMS 2003 Software Update Management feature to update their Dell servers.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d92a9bb94-1806-487b-a697-92492bf8cc8e%26displaylang%3den


 


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library (November 2007)


Download an updated version of the documentation for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 for a computer running the Configuration Manager console.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d81997356-7f18-48b2-a53a-d6f995a47f35%26displaylang%3den


 


MOM and Operations Manager


Notification Workflow Solution Accelerator


This solution accelerator contains the guidance and executable needed to extend notification functionalities of Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8d25c80d-c978-4b23-825a-7ae7b4775b0f%26displaylang%3den


 


Server Virtualization Management Pack


This guide helps you deploy and use the Server Virtualization Management Pack on System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr). The management pack monitors the availability and health of virtual machine hosts running Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2, the virtual machines deployed on the hosts, and all components of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (VMM).


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3db89be314-6924-4d83-9550-13c3c153ccf8%26displaylang%3den


 


SQL Server 2000/2005 Management Pack


The SQL Server 2000/2005 Management Pack monitors Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8c0f970e-c653-4c15-9e51-6a6cadfca363%26displaylang%3den


 


Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack for Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005


The DPM Management Pack monitors the state of data protection and recovery for DPM servers and protected computers. It monitors key health and performance indicators on DPM servers.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3db55e4072-01c4-42d9-8cf6-050b631f6d50%26displaylang%3den


 


Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007


The DPM Management Pack monitors the state of data protection and recovery for DPM servers and protected computers. It monitors key health and performance indicators on DPM servers.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dfe7b09bd-cef0-4b96-9ffd-910e6be7fcea%26displaylang%3den


 


System Center Operations Manager 2007 Documentation


This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dd826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859%26displaylang%3den


 


SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit


This Solution Accelerator provides a set of System Center Ops Manager 2007 Management Packs for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (including SP1). The Toolkit also includes user documentation for each of the Management Packs.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de4600fd9-f53d-4ded-88bf-6bb1932794f9%26displaylang%3den


 


OpsMgr 2007 Key Concepts


This guide describes the key concepts required to understand Operations Manager. It describes modeling, how modeling is implemented in Operations Manager, and key changes between Operations Manager 2005 and 2007.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3a633532-1dde-49b6-930f-7df50b69b77b%26displaylang%3den


 


Operations Manager 2007 Performance and Scalability Whitepaper


This document describes performance and scalability guidelines to consider when planning a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 deployment.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3da1b7610d-3dbe-4e51-bcb3-446d50dadf14%26displaylang%3den


 


Other


Microsoft and ITIL v3


This paper describes how Microsoft supports and extends the service life-cycle approach of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dedcaad48-1414-4447-8b1a-a866a146565d%26displaylang%3den


 


Inside Microsoft – Running the IT Infrastructure at Microsoft


Inside Microsoft – Running the IT Infrastructure at Microsoft


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8ae7be79-90be-48e6-b1ca-a8e3451af562%26displaylang%3den


 


Microsoft Forefront and System Center Demos


Microsoft Forefront and System Center Demos


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dc6d3339d-c07f-4a68-a188-1485baaf7964%26displaylang%3den


 


How Microsoft IT Streamlined the SAP Unicode Conversion Process to Minimize User Impact and Enhance Performance


Data Protection Manager 2007 optimizes and speeds disk-based backup and recovery, delivers consistent data protection, and increases an IT organization’s operational efficiencies.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d565096cc-9c76-495e-b3e5-352d75438ed9%26displaylang%3den


 


SCCP 2007 Datasheet


Datasheet for SCCP 2007


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dca0b78d0-6bbf-4b33-b4ab-06c3829509bd%26displaylang%3den


 


Microsoft System Center and Windows Server 2008: Better Together


Whitepaper covering how System Center helps better implement Windows Server 2008.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DEEDD56C-46E0-4351-A31D-8669132FE1BB&displaylang=en


 


Events/Webcasts


TechNet Webcast: Optimizing Desktop Management with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (Level 300) – Tuesday 15th Jan 2007 1pm


One of the biggest challenges IT departments face in today’s organization is reducing the cost of managing their desktops. Broader demands from the business, fast-paced technology cycles, and increasing security threats place a heavy demand on IT departments to deliver higher value at a lower cost. IT teams must test for application compatibility, maintain user productivity, keep track of assets, secure the desktop, and more.  The answer to these challenges is to improve desktop optimization. Reduction of desktop complexity speeds deployments, streamlines management, and increases security. In this webcast, we discuss centralized deployment and management of desktops, laptops, and devices with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. When used in conjunction with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, management is extended across both physical and virtual desktops and applications resulting in the highest levels of efficiency for overall enterprise management.


TechNet Webcast: Optimizing Desktop Management with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (Level 300)


 


New KB’s


The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Offer Status Summarizer does not process advertisement status summary data


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945898


 


The “wake on LAN” feature does not work as expected if a site server uses a non-daylight saving time zone in System Center Configuration Manager 2007


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944542