Including time stamp in subscription report file name

Operations Manager Report subscription wizard asks you to specify a File Name when you choose Windows File Share delivery method. In most cases where you just need to have a most recent report delivered to the share you would just type a desired name in the field and look for the result then the time…

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Opening views and executing tasks from reports

SCOM 2007 reporting infrastructure has an ability to invoke a view or execute a task defined in a Management Pack from a report. This functionally helps bringing context from the report “back” to the operation console. Most of the out-of-the-box SCOM 2007 reports leverage this feature to open various typed of monitoring or in certain…

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What’s new in Operations Manager 2007 R2 reporting?

Operations Manager 2007 R2 adds a set of valuable and long awaited features targeted to reporting users and report authors. Here is the list: Service Level Tracking reporting.First step towards solving a problem of service level monitoring. Service Level Tracking “contract” along with tracking objectives needs to be created before the report could be run…

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Operations Manager 2007 SP1 training videos

A set of SCOM 2007 SP1 specific training videos are now published on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb986763.aspx. There are two videos out there I am doing on new reporting features in SCOM 2007 SP1. Here are the links: Using the Microsoft Generic Report LibraryThis video demonstrates generic overrides report.Running Time (minutes): 6:16 Using favorite reports and…

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Enabling EnterpriseManagementChartControl in Visual Studio 2005

If you try editing some generic reports like Performance in Visual Studio you will get an error saying that EnterpriseManagementChartControl is not installed. The reason is that SCOM 2007 does not configure EnterpriseManagementChartControl development environment during normal install. If you like to use chart control designer in Visual Studio you would need to configure it…

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OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RC is released!

The Release Candidate of Service Pack 1 for Operations Manager 2007 is released and ready for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter. This release is fully supported and it will be an upgrade form it to SP1 RTM. SP1 RC is adding several interesting reporting features to the product. Here are some of them: Ability to view favorite reports…

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Performance "Top" linked reports

Generic performance reports are ones of the most powerful generic reports in SCOM 2007. I like to start from “Performance Top Objects” and “Performance Top Instances” reports. They are the easiest and creating linked reports for them could be quite useful in case where you like to simplify customer experience in searching for objects or…

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Creating new Report Operator user role

The question keeps popping up so I decided to put this on my blog. SCOM 2007 console does not have an ability to create a new Report Operator user role. Part of the reason is that there is no UI to grant permissions to individual reports from SCOM console either. You can however grant permissions…

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Getting performance report chart data

Several customers asked us lately if there is a way of getting actual values the performance report charts are generated on in a tabular form. Even thought this is not possible in the Performance report it is in fact possible with the Performance Detail report. Performance Detail report could be either run directly or as…

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Linked availability reports

Availability report is one of the easiest reports to create links to. The report is based on the monitor state changes. There are not that many parameters to control besides list of monitoring objects, monitor states considered to be downtime and essentially the monitor. One important thing to understand in linked report authoring is that…

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