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MDT 2010 Beta 2 is now available to download June 26, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in MDT.
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If you do any kind of operating system deployment, now is the time to start testing the new MDT 2010 beta 2. Some of the new features is:

  • Access deployment shares from anywhere on the network and replicate files and settings across organizational boundaries or sites.
  • Organize and manage drivers, operating systems, applications, packages, and task sequences with an improved UI.
  • Automate UI functionality using the Windows PowerShell command line interface.
  • Drag and drop
  • Copy/Past


In the above print screen you can see how you can organize OS, drivers, etc in “folders”

Download MDT 2010 from Microsoft Connect

New Management Pack – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 June 12, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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Today Microsoft released there first MP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Feature Summary
The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Management Pack provides the following capabilities.

  • View the state of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AOS instances
  • View information about AOS instances such as version and configuration information
  • View users connected to AOS instances
  • View Event Log Messages for AOS instances
  • View batch jobs and batch task information
  • Start and stop AOS instances
  • Receive alerts when AOS instances stop running

Download Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 from Microsoft


PS! If you are running System Center Operations Manager R2 you can download and import directly from the console


System Center Operations Manager Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and Desktop Error Monitoring technology (DEM) license question June 9, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in License, SCOM.
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Last week I got a question about the licensing for AEM and I thought this could be important for others to.

  • Just because you don’t use any agent on the computer (AEM or Agentless monitoring) – you still need a license for the clients.
  • If your clients have an MDOP license (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) you are allowed to use AEM without any new license since MDOP include DEM (Desktop Error Monitoring) that is the same feature as AEM.

For more information about this, download and read the Microsoft Licensing Product Use Rights document. Below you can see a “quote”

“You do not need a client management license for your devices licensed to use Desktop Error Monitoring technology (DEM). This applies when DEM is licensed alone or with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2007. This applies only to agentless monitoring of OSEs running a non-server operating system.”