August 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability






 


News


SMS&MOM


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


 


The Deployment Guys


http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/


 


Announcing Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate (build 6335)


This is the official RC build for the R2 release. Step-by-step guided scenarios for each feature can be found at the survey link within your MSconnect account. These step-by-step guided scenarios are an excellent way to become familiar with the new features and also provide direct feedback to the Configuration Manager product team. Bugs and Design Change Requests can be filed through the feedback link. Your voice is important and we highly encourage and requested your feedback on these scenarios and features.


https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey/SurveyList.aspx?SiteID=16


 


SCOM Pack for Mobile Device Manager Now Available


Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment. This management pack includes:


·         Detection and monitoring of all MDM servers and dependent services


·         The alert-driven state


·         Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration


Before you install the MDM management pack, read the MDM Management Pack Guide document. The guide includes instructions that you need to correctly deploy, configure and use the management pack. For the pack and further details please see:


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/catalog.aspx


 


 


Downloads


 


SMS and Configuration Manager


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=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d92a9bb94-1806-487b-a697-92492bf8cc8e%26displaylang%3den


 


MOM and Operations Manager


Windows 2003 Group Policy MP for OpsMgr 2007


Provides Group Policy health monitoring and knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when Group Policy fails to process. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d52459150-85bd-4acb-90be-2ee5df18e1a8%26displaylang%3den


 


Windows 2008 Group Policy MP for OpsMgr 2007


Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Microsoft group policy client component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d12a29de3-7147-4488-8b1d-5825892f2b05%26displaylang%3den


 


Windows Server 2008 Application Server MP for OpsMgr 2007


The Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack provides fundamental monitoring for the Application Server role of Windows Server 2008 Operating System.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d77eb6ec5-6932-4310-a426-f9b34c6c5be9%26displaylang%3den


 


Windows Server Operating System MP for OpsMgr 2007


The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 Operating System.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3%26displaylang%3den


 


Terminal Services MP for OpsMgr 2007


The Terminal Services Management Pack monitors the individual Terminal Services components on Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1428ecfd-8c3e-4779-a383-4c491d2684f3%26displaylang%3den


 


Exchange Server 2007 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007


This management pack includes scripts and rules to effectively monitor Exchange 2007 and report on performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1a83e112-8677-4e03-83c3-f1b7ebfc3a4b%26displaylang%3den


 


Windows Key Management Service for System Center OpsMgr 2007


The KMS MP monitors core Key Management Service offered by Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Vista.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3da330d876-c965-4433-afdf-7c61a9126fb3%26displaylang%3den


 


SC Ops Mgr 2007 SP1 & SC Essentials 2007 SP1 Windows Server 2008 Support Hotfix


This hotfix contains fixes for issues that can occur, either after installation of Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or Essentials 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008, or after the operating system in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d58529af1-243d-41f5-b681-342ac04aa17b%26displaylang%3den


 


Service Level Dashboard Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007


This Solution Accelerator enables you to accurately measure and report on end-to-end system availability and performance of business critical applications in your organization.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d67ef9823-631b-49b7-9d7f-9f125bdf27ae%26displaylang%3den


 


Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 MP for OpsMgr 2007


This management pack monitors the performance and availability of ISA Server 2006.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dc576fcdf-42f0-4eb5-990d-e8e7c7e9c07e%26displaylang%3den


 


Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 at Microsoft


Describes how the System Center Operations Manager (Ops Mgr) 2007 was implemented to improve the efficiency of infrastructure management and system health.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=11&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d120c0d6f-38bf-482b-bb15-421d66403430%26displaylang%3den


 


Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007


This Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Management Pack provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=12&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3db9785235-826e-442b-aeaf-12f44bae5517%26displaylang%3den


 


FRS Windows Server 2000/2003 Management Pack


Monitors the performance and availability of Windows File Replication Service, ultrasound, and replica sets. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d6f5f8e56-6a35-4909-bb8f-968ee95a8f17%26displaylang%3den


 


 


Other


ACT Connector


The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application compatibility information to help plan for a Windows Vista deployment.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d567be755-1d64-471d-8376-6b463491654b%26displaylang%3den


 


Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool


This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73%26displaylang%3den


 


 


Events/Webcasts


Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts


http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364#42364


 


Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts


http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42363


 


Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts


http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365


 


TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrading SMS 2003 SP2 to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007


After completing this lab, you will be better able to identify an SMS 2003 SP2 site, use the Configuration Manager Prerequisite Check program to validate the site is ready to be upgraded, prepare the SMS 2003 site for an upgrade to Configuration Manager, use Configuration Manager Setup to test the SMS 2003 site database upgrade procedure, upgrade SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager, install an update to the Configuration Manager site server for status processing, identify a Configuration Manager site, and upgrade SMS 2003 Advanced Clients to Configuration Manager clients


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9212427


 


TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Desired Configuration Managment in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007


After completing this lab, you will be better able to create a configuration item for compliance, import pre-created configuration items, create baselines for assignment, assign baselines to collections, and verify compliance for the assigned baselines.


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9194415


 


TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007


After completing this lab, you will be better able to use the Configuration Manager Console to verify the site configuration, use the Configuration Manager Console to identify new features of the Configuration Manager including software distribution and maintenance windows, software updates and WSUS integration, operating system deployment of Windows Vista, desired configuration management, and other miscellaneous Configuration Manager features.


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9194414


 


TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Custom Application Updates using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007


After completing this lab, you will be better able to install the System Center Updates Publisher, create a catalog for a custom update, import a catalog for a synthetic application, publish custom catalog information to Configuration Manager for scanning, perform a scan for custom updates, analyze required updates, and distribute an update using Configuration Manager.


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9179375


 


 


New KB’s


 


Operations Manager and MOM


Cannot remotely install MOM agent when Windows Live OneCare is installed on System Center Essentials client


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=955898


 


Event ID 31569 is logged after you install a management pack that includes reports on a System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 server or on a System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 server


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954643


 


Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and for System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1: July 25, 2008


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954049


 


Support for running System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953141


 


The relative date picker returns wrong dates when you run a report in a month that has less days than the previous month in System Center Operations Manager 2007


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=952937


 


Configuration Manager and SMS


The “Client Push Installation” operation fails when both multiple management points and customized ports are configured in a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=955115


 


The SMS_Site_Component_Manager service stops unexpectedly when you try to install Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or reinstall a specific component after an unsuccessful installation attempt


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=954214


 


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 cannot wake up more than 30 clients at a time


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953148


 


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 does not process all advertised task sequences


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=949225


 


You cannot author or publish software updates of the .msu file type by using the Custom Updates Publishing Tool that is available in Systems Management Server 2003 R2


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953592


 


You cannot use PatchInstall to install custom updates of the .msu file type on some Systems Management Server 2003 clients


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953591


 


The Systems Management Server 2003 Distribution Manager does not delete the processed .srv files in the incoming folder after you install hotfix 907311


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953165