System Center Virtual User Group Meeting – June 11th @ noon central time

The next System Center Virtual User Group Meeting has been scheduled and it looks like it’s got some interesting content! On June 11th at noon central time until just after 2:00 pm and featuring presenters including the infamous Kevin Holman, Andy Dominey, and some slack-jawed-yokel named Cameron Fuller. Featured Product/Topic: Microsoft System Center Recommended Audience:…

How do I schedule automatic discovery and client installation for Operations Manager?

The best practice approach to this situation is to use Active Directory integration with Operations Manager, and to couple that with a software distribution mechanism (and/or including the OpsMgr agent in the images for new systems). Details on this process are available at: http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1034.entry. Pete and Raphael wrote an article about AD Integration for large environment…

OpsMgr: How do I determine what rules and monitors apply to a system?

Microsoft provides a tool which provides functionality which may meet the requirements called the effective configuration viewer (available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9db4dca-6716-478d-89b9-42f27ebc76a8&DisplayLang=en). The best discussion on this topic is available at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/operationsmanagermgmtpacks/thread/74896e46-4a0b-4953-aaea-8c24ee1af975 which discusses a way to find what monitors generate alerts, and what alerts generate write actions (or mentions maybe you can query the database). Jeremy…

Interview with the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Unleashed authors

SystemCenterCentral did an interview with several of the authors and contributors on the newly released System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 book including myself. We talked about what’s included in the book including discussions on targeting, authoring and virtualization. The podcast is available at: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/BlogDetails/tabid/143/IndexID/65128/Default.aspx. As a side-note, it was really cool to meet with…