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QuickTricks – Determining what thresholds exist for the processor in OpsMgr

Another one of the common questions asked is what are the thresholds which OpsMgr users to alert from a processor usage perspective? Similarly to the thresholds for a disk (https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2009/10/09/quicktricks-–-determining-what-thresholds-exist-for-a-specific-drive-in-opsmgr.aspx) the are two different values which are used to determine when a processor is bottlenecked. So, first question. Question: How do I determine what the…

Q&A from Windows 7 Discussion

  During a recent discussion on Windows 7 there were some solid questions asked about DirectAccess and BranchCache which I did not have the answer to. So after some research here they are!   Question: What ports are used from the client to the DirectAccess Infrastructure? Answer: (Reference from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectAccess) “DirectAccess uses IPv6 to reach…

Q&A from Webcast: Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2

Thank you for everyone who attended the recent webcast on Windows Server 2008 R2 (https://www.catapultsystems.com/matthew/archive/2009/10/12/catapult-webcast-overview-of-windows-server-r2.aspx). The video for this is available at mms://videos.catapultsystems.com/Marketing/serverr2.wmv. There were several good questions asked which we needed to do additional research on and were going to write-up the answers for. This is the summary of the thoughts from a variety…

How to Use Customized Groups to simplify the OpsMgr Console for Server Owners – Part 4

This is the final posting of the four part series describing how to use the custom groups to secure views within OpsMgr: Part 1: Creating Custom Groups (http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1940.entry) Part 2: Using Custom Groups to create Views (http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1969.entry) Part 3: Using Custom Groups with Subscriptions & One-Off Notifications (http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!2017.entry) Part 4: Using Custom Group to secure…