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When you restart Root Management Server, the Health Service does not start in System Center Essentials 2007 SYMPTOMS When you restart Root Management Server (RMS), the following services do not start in Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007: • Config Service • Health Service • SDK Service The following events may be logged in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 event log: Event ID: 20056 Event...

Satya Vel, Program Manger for System Center, has the following to say about Essentials 2007 and Windows Server 2008: System Center Essentials with SP1 Windows Server 2008 (STD, ENT, DATA, WEB) Windows Server 2008 (Server Core) Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V All Roles RTM + 90days Not Supported RTM + 90days Agent RTM + 90days RTM + 90days RTM + 90days Recommendations for SCE: Make sure to get a beefy...

Extend the capabilities of Microsoft System Center Essentials to network devices, UNIX servers and non-Microsoft applications like VMware VirtualCenter and MySQL. Xian Io is a comprehensive network monitoring solution, designed to monitor performance, availability and reliability on the most common SNMP-based network devices. Xian Io extends the management infrastructure of System Center Essentials...

I've read a few posts lately from readers who wanted the pricing details for Essentials 2007. Here it is, straight from the source: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/essentials/howtobuy/default.mspx As I mentioned in an earlier post New evaluation version of System Center Essentials 2007 available , interested administrators can download a full featured 30 day trial of the basic package which...

The Microsoft Partner Program has a variety of online resources in the Partner Readiness Training section of their website. While many are targeted primarily to a sales and marketing audience, there are still resources that TechNet Webcast: Deploying Office 2007 w/System Center Essentials 2007 TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with System Center 2007 (Level 200) TechNet Webcast: Importing Third-Party...

There have been a flurry of posts recently on the subject of running Essentials 2007 on a Microsoft Small Business Server. Check out these recent articles posted on the Small & Medium Enterprise Managed Blog SCE Support on SBS 2003 SP1 / R2 - Good Idea?? Installing System Center Essentials in SBS 2003 R2 Standard Edition - Computer and Device Management Wizard Installing System Center Essentials...

Don Hite on MyITForum.com has recently posted a fantastic summary of the post installation steps needed to finish configuring your Esentials 2007 installation. After you have successfully installed Microsoft System Essentials (SCE) 2007 the install opens to the SCE Overview page where you are presented with the Essential Configuration Incomplete page. Here you will find a list of tasks that must be...

Here are some collections of FAQs for System Center Essentials 2007 already on the web. System Center Essentials 2007 Frequently Asked Questions on TechNet System Center Essentials Wiki Frequently Asked Questions System Center Forum FAQ for Essentials 2007 I'm also including a link to a re;evamt Remote Operations Manager FAQ since it integrates well with Essentials 2007. Frequently Asked Question...

A criticism I often hear about System Center Essentials 2007 is that it costs money while there are other free tools out there that do the same thing. To me, that is sort of like saying it costs money to get a new computer with 4 gigs of RAM, a 160gig hard drive, a 21" flat panel monitor, wireless access and the latest software but my brother is giving me his five year old system with a dial-up...

As far as I can tell, The Real World is Messy: Making Sense with Essentials 2007 at myITForum.com is the only Essentials 2007 blog out there. I created an earlier post on Online Help and Resources , but I specifically avoided mentioning any bloggers. This isn't a slight on anyone, but an effort to keep the earlier post focused. If you want to stay abreast of Microsoft System Center products and...

If you have been waiting to evaluate System Center Essentials 2007, now would be a great time to try the latest Virtual Hard Drive image. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=27342759-e9d6-4073-918c-e9dff77d0206&DisplayLang=en This image contains a 30 day evaluation environment that you can add to your existing network to try Essentials 2007 on up to 10 Servers and 50 Clients...

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...

As part of the IT Forum wave of announcements, an updated Adobe Shockwave tour for Essentials 2007 is now available. This browser based demo covers the key features of System Center Essentials 2007 including: - Setup - Configuration - Console features - Reporting - Monitoring - Hardware/Software Inventory - Software Deployment - Update Management Check out the Product Tour at: http://www.microsoft...

Top Ten Reasons for using Essentials 2007: 1. Essentials 2007 provides a single console for your core management needs. That means a single product to purchase, deploy and learn. Server, Desktop and Network monitoring, software and update management and asset inventory under a single, easy to use, unified experience. 2. Keep your applications and your network up and running. Essentials provides multiple...

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... More Posts « Previous page - Next page »