Monthly Archives: May 2007

Access to ACS Reports

By default and design, there is no access to the ACS reports from the Operations console. This prevents OpsMgr Administrators from viewing reports that fall under the purview of auditors. This setting is maintained with the following configuration: DataSource setting: … Continue reading

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Using PowerShell to import/export management packs

In MOM 2000 and MOM 2005, Microsoft provided the ManagementModuleUtil tool as a means to import and export management packs in a batch mode. This tool no longer exists, but there are cmdlets in PowerShell that allow you to do … Continue reading

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OpsMgr 2007 Agent Deployment Footprint

Purpose: We decided to test the impact of an installed agent on a managed machine. The following are results from tests performed to determine the impacts on the processor, network, disk, and memory on a client system monitoried by Operations Manager … Continue reading

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Book Review

Windows IT Pro recently reviewed our Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed book! Here’s a link to the review: http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/BookReviews/BookReview.cfm?BookReviewID=101

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Fixing a failed OpsMgr 2007 Reporting installation

Here’s some more fun regarding OpsMgr 2007 reporting.   During a recent installation we forgot to do a double-check that the reporting piece of SQL Server 2005 was installed prior to installing the Operations Manager components. Unfortunately this was compounded (we were … Continue reading

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Tips to get OpsMgr Reporting to install properly

Actually, this is more about a prereq for getting OpsMgr to install – that being the SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. There are several things to watch for that can give you problems, not only with OpsMgr reporting, but also … Continue reading

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