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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is now available to download May 22, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in Press, SCOM.
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For all of you that have been waiting for SCOM R2 RTM release – you can now download the trial version from Microsoft. I’m not sure when it will be available for download from the VL site or the Technet/MSDN site but I guess it will be in a couple of days.

Download from Microsoft

Ny System Center kurs hos Cornerstone – T954-Operations Manager and Configuration Manager:Best practices for real world scenarios May 6, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in SCOM.
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Min vän Anders Bengtsson (http://contoso.se) kommer ihop med sin kollega Jörgen Nilsson köra en helt nyskriven kurs som blandar SCOM och SCCM. Om du jobbar med dessa rekommenderar jag dig läsa mer om innehållet på Cornerstones hemsida.

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Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2" Beta released May 3, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in Press, SCOM.
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Have you ever wanted to create your own diagram views? Now you can download the Visio Add-in and add real time data to any Vision object.

Read more about the Vision Add-in from the System Center Operations Manager team blog

Download the Vision Add-in from Microsoft Connect

Note that this only works for Opsmgr 2007 R2 so it will not work for SCE or Opsmgr RTM SP1

Updated and new Management Packs April 30, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCOM.
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This month Microsoft released new and updated management packs:

Download from Microsoft – Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6573.0)

Download from Microsoft – Message Queuing Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6587.0)

Download from Microsoft – Microsoft Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6568.0)

Download from Microsoft – Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack for System Center Opsmgr 2007 (Version 6.0.6587.0)

Download from Microsoft – Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6542.0)

Download from Microsoft – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6542.0)

Download from Microsoft – Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6569.0)

Download from Microsoft – Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 (Version 6.0.6907.21)

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC is now available on Microsoft Connect March 27, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in SCOM.
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Microsoft has now announced the availability of the Ops Mgr 2007 R2 RC.

Apply for the beta program and start test, there is allot of new features and especially improved performance in the product.

Apply to the beta program on Microsoft Connect

Read more about the new features on the product group blog

Updated Management Pack for Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista Operating System February 25, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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In the old release of the Windows Client MP, the discovery didn’t really work for Windows Vista machines. This is now fixed in the updated version (6.0.6520.0)

Download Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista MP from Microsoft

New IIS MP released, now supports IIS7 February 23, 2009

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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If you are using Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 you might want to download the new IIS MP. Note that you need to install the KB957123 update to SCE/SCOM before importing the MP.

Download Windows Server Internet Information Services MP from from Microsoft

UPDATE – The update is removed due to some problems after it is installed. More information about this and how to fix it can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2009/02/25/problem-with-the-iis-modules-qfe-957123.aspx

 

Download the KB957123 update from Microsoft

Microsoft TechDays 2009 December 22, 2008

Posted by Björn Axéll in Press, SCE, SCOM.
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Anders Bengtsson (also Ops Mgr MVP) and I will deliver two sessions at TechDays 2009 in Västerås/Sweden. Our sessions are

  • Operations Manager 2007 och System Center Essentials Tips and Tricks
  • Managing Unix/Linux with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform

I out first session we will be showing a lot of tips and tricks from the real world, answers to common questions, and ways to work with the products to get more out of them. In our second session we will be showing how you can monitor non Microsoft boxes with Operations Manager 2007 R2.

You can find more info about the event here.

Updated Management Packs from Dell – Version 3.1, A01 August 8, 2008

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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Dell just released an updated version of there Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007.

New feature in this release is:

Separate MP’s for:

  1. Dell Server and Printer
  2. Dell Clients (Optiplex, Precision and Latitude)
  3. Dell Storage Array

Update – Kevin Holman has written some important information about the Dell MP that you should read before installing it.

Keep up the good work Dell, I hope other hardware/software vendors do the same

 

Download the Dell Management Pack v3.1, A01 from Dell

Opsmgr and SCE is now fully supported on Windows Server 2008 August 8, 2008

Posted by Björn Axéll in KB, SCE, SCOM.
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Last week Microsoft released the update 954049 that adds support to run/install System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007 components on a Windows Server 2008 system.

More information about this update

Download the 954049 update from Microsoft