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Essentials 2007 SP1 supports more SNMP protocols, allows cross platform archectures of managed clients and servers and has improved management pack and reporting functionality. What does this mean to you as an IT Generalist? Improve monitoring and troubleshooting diagnostics for your Windows-based servers, Windows-based clients, applications and network devices New updates of management packs for Microsoft...

Essentials 2007 SP1 management server, console and agent on computers running Windows Server 2008 will be fully supported by CYQ208. Management packs for Windows Server 2008 and it's role will be available as well in the same timeframe. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system and provides significant improvements to the base operating system over...

Essentials 2007 SP1 supports using a remote SQL Server 2005 instance on a computer with a different architecture (x86 or x64) than the computer running the Essentials 2007 management server Optimized for the Intel Itanium processor, SQL Server (64-bit) takes advantage of advanced memory addressing capabilities for essential resources such as buffer pools, caches, and sort heaps, reducing the need to...

A real improvement of Essentials 2007 SP1 is to the Computer and Device Management Wizard with the ability to now support discovering SNMPv1 devices. The discovery process configures the Essentials 2007 Server as a proxy agent for any SNMP-enabled network devices you discover, and subsequently do the device polling via SNMP GETs. If you have upgraded your existing installation of Essentials 2007, you...

Time to start thinking about attending Microsoft Management Summit 2008 from April 28 to May 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. IT professionals interested in learning more about WSUS 3.0 SP1 and how it interacts Essentials 2007 SP1 will have a chance to have their questions answered during two sessions on the topic, Partners can attend a session and learn more about Remote Operations Manager 2007 and how it...

I just ran across a great post by Tom Swanson on how he monitors MySQL using Essentials 2007 . Check it out! In his post, Tom describes the steps he took to create custom monitors and how to work around monitoring ODBC drivers. The steps include: Make a custom monitor that checks all the MySQL services are running OK Watch for the particular ports used by MySQL to make sure they are live from outside...

I just received word from the Product Manager for Essentials 2007, Rene Garcia. Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 has just been announced at Microsoft Convergence in Orlando, Florida. You can download the product at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sce/cc304525.aspx Several new enhancements have been added to Service Pack – all of them have been requests from users of Essentials. · Support...

Posted at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;949389&sd=rss&spid=12684 The following issues have been fixed in System Center Essentials 2007 SP1: 943111 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943111/) Description of System Center Essentials 2007 post-release hotfix rollup 936339 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936339/) Windows-based computers are not displayed in the Network...