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In an earlier post I identified a number of partner management packs for use with Essentials 2007. There are loads of additional custom MPs that don't show up in the standard Microsoft catalogue that can be used either as is or with slight modifications customized for your specific needs. Here is a summary of what is currently available: You can start with the Microsoft catalogue and see what is...

Despite the fact the latest and greatest Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Authoring Guide doesn't mention it anywhere, the document does apply to creating and editing Essentials 2007 Management Packs. Download the latest version at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498235.aspx#EIG

Here is just a sample of Management Packs available for use with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007. For those of you with sharp eyes, you'll notice that it isn't merely a list of Microsoft applications and operating systems. Cisco Routers, Linux Servers, IBM Blade servers, Blackberry Connectors and other well known products are offered. Those packages listed as 'for Microsoft System...

Fellow 'Z' person, Pete Zerger of System Center Forum , is writing a series of white papers for the System Center Operations Manager and Essentials 2007 community. This series of scripting articles is designed for MOM 2005 folks and folks not to familiar with VBScript. In the move from MOM 2005 to Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007, the runtime scripting API had to change. These articles...

SystemCenterForum has created a shared repository for how to resolve alerts for Operations Manager 2007, System Center Essentials 2007 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. This functionality is available through a management pack called “ReSearch This!” which was created through contributions from the team at SystemCenterForum and MVP community members. ReSearch This! provides a task which does a...

Last week SystemCenterForum announced a new management pack called ReSearch This! SystemCenterForum is proud to announce the creation of a shared repository for how to resolve alerts for Operations Manager 2007, System Center Essentials and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. This functionality is available through a management pack called ”ReSearch This!” which was created through contributions from...