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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 supported Managment Packs follow these guidelines, simplifying IT management: Rules which generate alerts are directly actionable. No alert is generated that is not directly actionable or does not require user attention. Alerts automatically resolve the problem wherever technically possible. In the event that automatic resolution is not possible, tasks should be provided for assisting...

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...

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 is a solution designed for IT administrators in midsized organizations that include up to 30 servers and 500 client computers. Administrators can use the System Center Essentials 2007 to secure, update, monitor, and track their IT environment. With System Center Essentials, you can perform the following tasks: Use the inventory feature to collect and examine...

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...

HP Proliant Management Pack v1.1 The HP Server Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007 support the following features: User Defined Custom Data Icons for Console Diagram View Streamlined Base Hardware event rules in the HP Integrity Management Pack Streamlined procedure for HP Server Management Packs for installation Improved management of events by eliminating multiple alerts...

Reporting in Essentials 2007 provides a very simple method to generate a report. SQL Server 2005 Express as well as other higher editions of Yukon are supported. Reports can contain data from the following sources: WSUS Operations Manager AEM The reporting feature in Essentials 2007 is available immediately after installation without performing any additional steps. There are four reports that are...

SQL Server is a very sophisticated technology that requires expert tuning, maintenance and monitoring. SQL Server is used by many applications and services and must be stable or its dependant products will be unreliable. Very large IT infrastructures have dedicated teams for each element of the infrastructure. In smaller companies a dedicated DBA is rarely an option. Dedicated tools are needed to aid...

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...

Just a reminder that TechEd 2008 for IT Professionals will be this June 10-13, 2008 in Orlando Florida. Register by Friday, April 4, 2008, to receive the discounted rate of just $1,795—that's $200 off the regular rate of $1,995. Registering now will also give you a better selection of room choices. Here is you chance to speak with experts on the newly released Essentials 2007 SP1. Technical tracks...

I spotted a couple articles further dicussing the new partnership between N-able, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and System Center Essentials 2007. N-able Technologies(R) to Deliver Next Level of Interoperability to Managed Service Providers Worldwide N-able inks interoperability deal with Microsoft In case you missed it, yesterday's post was an inteview with N-able's VP of R&D, August...

N-able (pronounced en-able ) announced today that they will be partnering with System Center Essentials 2007 to provide a remote management solution for midsized businesses. Here is an interview with August Wehrmann, Vice President of Research & Development at N-able Technologies to help explain this new product. Who is N-able? N-able Technologies is a global supplier of remote management technology...

ISSUE: When you install the Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 reporting feature, the installation may be unsuccessful. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following: SRS Server Validation Error CAUSE The Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) computer that is running SQL Server Reporting Services has the default Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) port for the Web site...

Management of workgroup-joined computers is now supported in Essentials 2007 SP1. Supporting the management of workgroup-joined computers requires additional configuration on the Essentials 2007 management server, as well as additional preparation on the managed computers. For detailed instructions on preparing the management server to manage workgroup-joined computers in Essentials 2007 see http:... More Posts Next page »