September 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability


News

Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors Cumulative Update 2 now Available!

This updated release includes all features that were in the previous update release (KB975774) plus the following updates/fixes:

· Added Support for Remedy 7.5

· Added Support for HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9

· Incorrect dates are passed to the remote system by the connector

· Product Knowledge is not forwarded when the locale is Canadian English

Release Candidate for ConfigMgr 2007 R3 was signed off.

This update is now available through the Connect Beta Program.  RC is pretty much the last stage before RTM (Release to Manufacture).

What’s new in R3 Release Candidate? Below are the key improvements we made in R3 based on Beta feedback from the different groups:

· Changes in Power Computer Activity Report flow which helps admin to better understand trends between computer and user activity and associated drilldowns

· New report Power Insomnia Report which reports most common insomnia reasons based on number of machines impacted for Vista/Win7 machines not sleeping

· New report Power Computer Details Report to view all power data for a specific machine (plans applied, capability, inventory..)

· Continued quality improvement through Beta issue submissions

· Addressed customer feedback with Delta AD Discovery, OSD and made Admin Console improvements.

· You can access the download here.  Here are some other resources as well:

· Recent blog post on Power Management

· Windows 7 Power Management Overview

· Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7

· Intel vPro Expert Zone

· System Center Configuration Manager evaluation and beta programs

· Blog post on How New Efficiencies in Software Can Help Businesses Go Green

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· Configuration Manager & SMS

· Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/

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 - Configuration Manager

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

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog

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

Kevin Holman's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

JIMMY HARPER'S OPERATIONS MANAGER BLOG - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Other

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/oob/

Documents

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

Configuration Manager & SMS

Exchange 2007 SP1 VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=e99f2a96-ffbc-4323-9676-9657607c4a52

System Center Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 1

This download comes as a pre-configured Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). It enables you to evaluate System Center Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=1b23c540-9b9f-4d41-a05d-d4b216061957

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Operations Manager & MOM

SQL Server Monitoring Management Pack

The Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=8c0f970e-c653-4c15-9e51-6a6cadfca363

Active Directory Certificate Services Monitoring Management Pack

The Active Directory Certificate Services Monitoring Management Pack monitors service availability for Certification Authority (CA) servers running on a Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 managed machines, including server core installations, and provides alerts for critical events.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c486307a-e136-434b-9748-6f6c8f44216b

Other

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

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

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42555

Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42366

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454027&culture=en-US

New KB's

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1: Switiching Protection Between Servers With Dpm 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275786

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Hotfix for the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client to improve the functionality for VMs that are managed by Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Configuring Operating System Deployment in Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2274398

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Some clients may be assigned to the wrong sitecode in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002059

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The memory usage of a Wmiprvse.exe process keeps increasing on a computer that has System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2176220

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Description of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Service Manager 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2193861

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The computer associations are not created by the import computer information wizard in SCCM 2007 Service pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980270

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Service Manager 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983572

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010: The Web recorder bar does not display in Internet Explorer when attempting to record a browser session as part of creating a Web Application monitor in System Center Essentials 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2379524

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