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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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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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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