Domain Modeling – Why Bother?

  Introduction In my last blog, "Understanding the As-Is Process Model", I talked about techniques for identifying, modeling, and communicating the analyst’s understanding the business processes being considered for automation.  In this blog I’ll talk about how to add "meat" on the process infrastructure to deliver a workable solution.   Overview The domain model is…

New KB: Users may be unable to view and execute the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports hosted on SQL Reporting Services

Read the full post here. Symptoms Users may be unable to view and execute the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports hosted on SQL Reporting Services. Problem 1: Trying to access http://<SQLServerName>/reports returns blank window.  Problem 2: When trying to execute one of the reports you get the following error:  An error has occurred during…

Error “The WebDAV server extension is either not installed or not configured properly” in Configuration Manager 2007

We have seen couple of cases on this issue here in product support recently and since I didn’t see the information documented on our site anywhere I thought it would be worth a mention here. Issue: The SMS Site Component Manager fails to install the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER component on a Windows Server 2008 based computer.  The…

Ramp Up – Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 uniquely enables customers to reduce the cost of data center management across server operating systems and hypervisors through a single, familiar and easy to use interface. Through numerous views that show state, health and performance information as well as alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or…