• Wed, Jul 16 2008

    Reporting Problems - Enable Remote Errors

    If you have experienced problems with OpsMgr reporting you will probably have seen the helpful message about how to get more information about the error. "For more information about this error navigate to the report server on the local server machine, or enable remote errors" Enabling remote errors does in most cases give very good information as to the cause of the error and MS has a good guide on how...
    • Mon, Jul 7 2008

    Changing the look & feel of Reports

    Ever wanted to get rid of that poor quality System Center Operations Manager 2007 banner from across the top of all the default reports? Original Banner It's really quite simple..... As all the default SCOM reports use the same JPG image files as their header, all you need to do is update those files with your lovely company logo banner. So, open a web browser and navigate to SSRS (http:///Reports), this...
    • Thu, Jul 3 2008

    Sealing a Management Pack

    By default when you create a new management it is created as unsealed so it has a .xml extension and allows for the management pack to be edited. Within the support tools of Operations Manager there is a tool called mpseal.exe which can be used to seal the management pack so it can not be edited but still allow for customization of the applied settings with the use of overrides in seperate management packs. This can be...
    • Tue, Jul 1 2008

    SQL 2005 Log Shipping Part II

    Following on from my SQL 2005 Log Shipping guide and I have created a Part II guide which covers restoring and configuring the secondary database as well as updating the configuration of Operations Manager to use it. Available for download under Guides .