Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1 fails to install due to low disk space even though setup says there is enough free disk space

I recently ran into a problem installing Service Manager SP1.  In my lab a while back I successfully created two Hyper-V/VMM VMs each using the default 40GB disk.  I then installed SQL 2012 on both of them installing all of the SQL features and options.  I installed the SM SP1 Beta Service Manager Management Server…

Kicking the tires: Using the production released version of Global Service Monitoring (GSM) in Operations Manager 2012 SP1 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

With the production released version of GSM, there were a couple of big surprises that I saw. 1) The licensing structure was actually a pleasant surprise. Per the article at http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2013/01/14/system-center-global-service-monitor-getting-started.aspx “GSM is provided by Microsoft as a benefit of Software Assurance. If you have a System Center license, you can use GSM at no…