Focusing on the printer! Printer Monitoring MP Supplement

The released version of the printer monitoring MP is available in the MP catalog and is an effective monitoring tool if you want to know about 1.  Printer performance 2.  Print server health 3.  Problems with ANY (key point here) of the printers attached to a Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 print server. …


OpsMgr R2 Cumulative Update 2 has released

The OpsMgr R2 Cumulative Update 2 has released – available at Kevin has a walkthrough of installing it posted at

MMS 2010

it was another amazing MMS!  It was great to see everyone and I appreciate all of those that attended my sessions this week.  Thanks especially for the feedback!  As promised I am including zip files with data from both of my sessions.  The first attachment is from my OpsMgr discussion (sorry for the slow VM…

Presenting at MMS 2010

MMS 2010 is quickly approaching – if you haven’t registered yet, don’t wait too long!  This year I will be presenting two sessions at MMS SCCM – Configuration Manager and SQL Server Reporting Services – custom Reports ROCK! OpsMgr – Troubleshooting Using the Operations Manager 2007 Resource kit Tools Should be fun and hope to…

Update SQL Management Pack posted to catalog!

If you haven’t seen it, the update SQL Management Pack which resolves issues monitoring clustered SQL servers has posted to the management pack catalog.

OpsMgr R2 RTM!

It’s been a long time coming but OpsMgr R2 has finally released – with general availability shortly.  I spent some time today upgrading my lab environment and the process went smoothly.  As with any upgrade, be sure to review the documentation and make sure any errors being seen are corrected ahead of the upgrade.  You…


Backing up Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Like I’m sure many of you, I have a lab full of virtual machines.  I can’t imagine what would happen to my productivity if I had a system crash and all of those virtual systems vanished at the same time.  The answer?  backup those virtual systems.  How is the question.  It would be quite a…


Presenting at MMS 2009

Just an FYI that I will be presenting two sessions on OpsMgr 2007 at MMS this year.  The first is “Targeting on Operations Manager 2007” – session SO25 – and the other is “Monitors, Aggregations, Dependencies, Rollup:  Sorting it All Out” – session SO26.  There MAY also be one on ConfigMgr but it is not…


Updated ADMP and DHCP MP Released!

ADMP Its been a long time coming but the updated Active Directory MP has been released!  Highlights for the update include -Support for Windows Server 2008-Improved monitoring for replication, essential services and time service-Support for multiple forest monitoring-Several new Reports DHCP This update is primarly to address a few issues, such as high CPU utilization, found…


Upcoming Technet Webcase on OpsMgr 2007

Microsoft Consulting Services will be hosting a TechNet Webcast to discuss architecting solutions in OpsMgr 2007.  Registration information is available at