Archive for March, 2011

Exchange 2010 Management Pack affects Health Service Availability Reports

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

This came up on the forums a while back – availability reports were showing downtime when run againgst the agent even though there were no errors from the health service. It seems that the Exchange 2010 management pack was the culprit as it was targetting the health service with a monitor – “The required SCOM hot fixes for Exchange MP are not installed”.

These hot fixes are for Operations Manager 2007 Cumulative udpate 1 (seperate updates for SP1 and R2). If you know your agents are above this cumulative update then it is best to disable the monitor (set override, enabled = false and saved to a custom management pack).


Underscore character not supported in SQL named instances

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

This came up on the forums recently and the original poster got this information back from PSS – “The Microsoft engineer found that my SQL Server 2008 R2 named instance contains an underscore (_) character which is NOT supported. After I re-install the SQL Server 2008 R2 and create a named instance without the underscore (_) character, I was able to install the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Reporting component.