July 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability


 


News


HP releases Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center


HP Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center enables Microsoft System Center customers to deploy, monitor, control, and optimize their HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem platforms directly from Microsoft System Center products.  This enhanced visibility into the health of HP servers and server blades enables faster response to server failures, reducing the risk of downtime for both physical and virtual environments.  It also reduces deployment and update times and delivers greater control of server power to help IT organizations increase staff productivity and optimize use of power and cooling capacity.


http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/06/02/guest-blog-post-hp-delivers-industry-first-management-capabilities-for-microsoft-system-center.aspx


 


Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr


http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/  


 


System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten


http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/  


 


Configuration Manager & SMS


Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for June 2009


The Configuration Manager documentation library has been updated.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx


 


Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 public beta now available


Yesterday the Configuration Manager product team announced the release of the public beta for Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and it’s available for download for all customers.  Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007 delivers new platform support for Windows 7 client, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.  In addition, Service Pack 2 delivers continued innovation with Intel vPro technology, support for Branch Cache enabled environments, and continued development for 64 bit architectures. 


http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam/archive/2009/06/17/announcement-configuration-manager-2007-service-pack-2-public-beta.aspx


 


Updates to Supported Platforms for SMS 2003 and ConfigMgr 2007


SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 (SP1 and/or R2)


    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and/or R2 now supports the use of SQL Server 2008 SP1.


    No hotfixes are required.


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are now supported on Systems Management Server 2003 SP3


    Systems Management Server 2003 SP3 now supports Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 as clients.  Administrator consoles or site server roles will not be supported on these platforms.


    No hotfixes are required.


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 RTM


    System Center Configuration 2007 SP1 now supports Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 as clients.  Administrator consoles or site server roles will not be supported on these platforms.


    The following hotfixes are required:


        KB969991- When you use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM to capture an image of Windows Vista SP2 or of Windows Server 2008 SP2, the image capture process fails during the “Prepare Windows for Capture” stage


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 SP1


    System Center Configuration 2007 SP1 now supports Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 as clients, for administrator console installations, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 for site-server roles.


    The following hotfixes are required:


        KB970093- When you use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 to capture an image of Windows Vista SP2 or of Windows Server 2008 SP2, the image capture process fails during the “Prepare Windows for Capture” stage


 


The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog


http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/  


 


The Deployment Guys


http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys  


 


System Center Configuration Manager Solutions


http://blogs.technet.com/mwiles/  


 


Carlos Santiago’s Manageability Blog – SCCM/Softgrid


http://blogs.technet.com/carlossantiago/  


 


Michael Niehaus‘ Windows and Office deployment ramblings


http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus/  


 


Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com


http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/default.aspx  


 


Jeff Gilbert’s Web blog at myITforum.com


http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/default.aspx  


 


Operations Manager & MOM


Windows Server Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 now available


This management pack supports monitoring of Windows Server Hyper-V systems. This includes monitoring coverage of Hyper-V host servers, including critical services and disks, and Hyper-V virtual machines, including virtual components and virtual hardware.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c22c81eb-c6dc-4190-a4c9-2edbf5b528f1


 


OpsMgr 2007 R2 intros two new complex deployment scenarios not previously supported


The System Center Operations Manager 2007 product team just announced the introduction of two new complex deployment scenarios we did not support in OpsMgr 2007 SP1: 


    Clustering the RMS:


    Upgrading to SQL 2008:


http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2009/06/09/new-r2-deployment-complex-scenarios-adding-clustered-rms-and-upgrading-to-sql-2008.aspx


 


What’s new in OpsMgr 2007 R2 Deployment and Upgrade


The Operations Manager product team blog just posted some great information on what you need to know about upgrading and deploying System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.


http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/archive/2009/06/01/what-s-new-in-opsmgr-2007-r2-deployment-and-upgrade.aspx


 


The Operations Manager Support Team Blog


http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/  


 


Other


SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!


Since releasing VMM R2 Beta, we’ve been working on an update to R2 and we’re readying a RC version that will ship in early June (VMM TAP customers will get an early preview later this month). In this context, I just wanted to give a heads-up on some new features that we’ve added since Beta that’ll show up in the RC release. Most of these features are a result of feedback we got from customers and partners, we do listen to your feedback, so please keep it coming.


http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/archive/2009/06/06/scvmm-2008-r2-rc-public-release-available-now.aspx


 


System Center Virtual Machine Manager


http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/  


 


The App-V Blog


http://blogs.technet.com/Softgrid/  


 


 


Documents


Operations Manager & MOM


System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 SDK Documentation


The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 SDK documentation includes information that explains how to programmatically automate and extend Operations Manager 2007 R2 features.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=a16bd9c0-55a4-4a65-ba7f-f876158be0c3  


 


Other


Microsoft Operations Framework


MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=457ed61d-27b8-49d1-baca-b175e8f54c0c  


 


 


Downloads


Operations Manager & MOM


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2


This Management Pack includes an extensive set of monitoring including synthetic transactions to effectively monitor Exchange 2007 and report on performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9f3cd3f-9bc0-45cd-b10f-120e937ee4c4&displaylang=en&displaylang=en


 


 


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


 


Other


TechNet Webcast: Cheaper, Better Backups with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (Level 300)


Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


In today’s economy, more than ever, IT Pro’s are looking for ways to reduce costs while still improving existing processes or fixing things that aren’t meeting expectations – including backup.  In this session, we’ll discuss legacy protection solutions for backup, disk-to-disk replication, and long-distance disaster recovery  and how you can cut costs while gaining better backups and more reliable recoveries with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.


http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412440&culture=en-US  


 


 


New KB’s


Configuration Manager & SMS


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: When you create a configuration baseline rule that includes more than 300 software updates in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the configuration baseline is not evaluated correctly (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937532/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: You experience issues in the original release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 after you upgrade some site databases to SQL Server 2008 (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955229/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: The SMS_EXECUTIVE service process (Smsexec.exe) crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 site server that allows SQL server authentication


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969620/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: When you use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM to capture an image of Windows Vista SP2 or of Windows Server 2008 SP2, the image capture process fails during the “Prepare Windows for Capture” stage (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969991/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: When you use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 to capture an image of Windows Vista SP2 or of Windows Server 2008 SP2, the image capture process fails during the “Prepare Windows for Capture” stage (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970093/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: You encounter problems after you apply hotfix 955229 on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site servers (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970170/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Administration console crashes when you repeatedly click the “Find Now” button to filter the view on a collection


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970739/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are not listed as supported platforms in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971223/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are not listed as supported platforms in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971224/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971506/EN-US  


 


Operations Manager & MOM


Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Operations Manager 2007 Support Tools requirements (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938997/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: The DBCreateWizard tool of System Center Operations Manager 2007 fails on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has the Windows Internal Database feature installed


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972051/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Installation of an agent fails if you have System Center Operations Manager 2007 management server installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, and you try to push the installation of an agent to a computer that is running IPv6 only


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972052/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Ops Mgr 2007 SP1: 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 (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954049/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Ops Mgr 2007 SP1: Issues that are resolved by the Operations Manager Module rollup update for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1: June 10, 2009 (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959865/EN-US  


 


Sys Center Ops Mgr 2007 SP1: The Product Knowledge tab is displayed as the Company Knowledge tab after you import a Language Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970533/EN-US  


 


Other


Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Recommended hotfixes for Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 systems (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961659/EN-US  


 


Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Error 0x800700D8 occurs when you use Data Protection Manager 2007 to protect Exchange storage groups (Updated)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970640/EN-US  


 


 


 

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