Agents are grey but there no Error Messages

Recently I was working through activating AD Integration in a remote forest. If you are planning on doing this I highly recommend that you read this in detail (http://www.systemcenterforum.org/wp-content/uploads/ADIntegration_final.pdf) and if you have access check out Pete Zerger’s session on how to get AD Integration working in a untrusted forest (both at MMS and TechEd…

Windows IT Professional Magazine: Top 5 Extensions for OpsMgr

Windows IT Pro just published my article with them which is now online at: http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/101719/top-5-extensions-for-opsmgr.html The topic is: Top 5 Extensions for OpsMgr (Managing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 smarter, faster, easier). This is my first article that I have published with Windows IT Professional, so I would really like to thank Windows IT…

OpsMgr R2 RC, Process Monitoring, Conference Rooms

A while back we built out some conference room kiosk’s (discussed at http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1509.entry) which display the status of a conference room using an Outlook Web Access calendar. We have run into issues where the connection to the OWA server would be lost and/or when other issues would occur which would cause these to stop functioning.…

QuickTricks: OpsMgr Service Names

There are new service names in the R2 version of OpsMgr. The following is the mapping of the new R2 service names and what they map to for the RTM/SP1 version: OpsMgr RC2 Service Name OpsMgr RTM & SP1 Name System Center Data Access OpsMgr SDK Service System Center Management OpsMgr Health Service System Center…