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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Report parameter controls

Nearly any report requires you to fill some parameters before you run it. Most commonly you are asked to provide a date range, objects you are interested in and maybe some other parameters that drive report content. “Report parameters block” is the place where all these parameters are entered. Report parameters block consist of a…

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Report parameters block

It is not a secret that standard way of presenting report parameters in SQL Server Reporting Services does not give you much flexibility. Designing reporting solution for SCOM 2007 we wanted to change that and enable a way reach controls could be used for report parameter selection. Imagine yourself scrolling though a list of all…

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Creating linked reports from favorites.

It’s unfortunate but SCOM 2007 RTM does not have an ability to publish favorite reports back to the reporting server. It can however be done manually. The best way to do this is to create a linked report. Console will show the report even if it is not part of the MP. The recommend way…

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Linked reports

In SCOM 2007 we tried to make out of the box reports as generic and as configurable as possible. The result of these efforts is more possibilities with actually much less work from your side to customize reports to needs of your organization or your custom application. The customization is done though linked reports. Linked…

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