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Upgrading SCCM 2007 RTM to SCCM 2007 SP1 : Lessons Learned

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Today at a customer I ran into some serious problems after applying SP1 for SCCM 2007 .

 During applying SP1 for SCCM 2007 , the server crached and rebooted . After the reboot I had noticed that the SCCM enviroment wasn’t stable anymore. I tryed to relaunch the setup

I try to put some steps online to help or guide you to make sure that you will make it to the finish.

1. First of all you will need to make a backup of your Database under SQL 2005.But I discovered soon enough that you aren’t anything with the DB only .

2. Make sure you have a recent backup of your primary site config settings . You find that one under your site settings .

3. Make sure that you upgrade the SCCM RTM server to SP1 with the SAME CREDENTIALS  as you installed the SCCM2007 RTM ! Otherwise it WILL FAIL and CRIPLE the Site .

4. Make sure that you



While it’s a simple process to install the console, you DO know that for every version of SMS / SCCM that provides a SP, you need to update not only the client’s. but the console too. This has always been a pain point for me, but I wanted to share an issue I ran across last week after upgrading to SCCM SP1 to install the console.

Despite the proper configuration of SCCM connecting to the SQL Providor, we could not connect on some machines. The solution was as follows:

1. Open Computer Management and open WMI at the bottom.

2. Click on WMI and expand the WMI Control. Right click and choose properties. Select the Security Tab.

3. Scroll down to the SMS WMI conrrol and grant the “Local SMS Admin” group for the server and give it full control.

4. Under the SMS control will be the site control. You will need to add the same permission to the local site code.

Once you have completed this, your admins or users of the control panel should have the access needed to connect to the SQL providor.

Hope this helps someone out there….

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Dell Management Pack Opsmgr Issue Solved!

6:00 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

I had a client with only Dell servers and moitored by Opsmgr 2007 SP1.

I imported the Dell management pack and after a while I had this error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: HealthService
Event Category: Health Service
Event ID: 4000
Date: Date
Time: Time
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
A monitoring host is unresponsive or has crashed. The status code for the host
failure was 2164195371.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MonitoringHost.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6278.0
Application Timestamp: 47b71437
Fault Module Name: HealthServiceRuntime.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6278.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 47b71433
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00003d9d
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Microsoft discovered an issue in the SNMP networking module that causes the HealthService to become unstable.

There is now a Microsoft hotfix available to fix this error. You can’t download the hotfix so you have to contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.


When I installed the hotfix my issue was solved!



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Session downloads from System Center Virtual User Group Meeting

5:40 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

A few days ago the System Center Virtual User Group had their first session.

They talked about cross-platform monitoring in OpsMgr SP2, Powershell and ACS.

You can watch the presenations here:

System Center Virtual User Group Meeting #1




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Collecting Syslogs with Opsmgr

8:11 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

I’ve written a little manual for configuring your opsmgr or Essentials so you can collect and generate alerts based on syslogs.


In my example I used a fortigate firewall but you could use whatever network device or unix machine that can send syslogs.


Have fun,


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Opsmgr Management Packs Roadmap

8:02 am in Uncategorized by alkin

You can find the latest MP road map here.


As you will see the windows 2008 will soon be available in Beta on the Connect site!

Another thing to mention is the mp for Exchange 2007 sp1. It should be available since April/08 but it isn’t!! @ the moment, the mp for exchange 2007 gives us a lot of trouble with Exchange 2007 sp1. Some performance counters are not collected, heathservice running at 30%, no topology view, etc etc. So I’m really looking forward to it!




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Vista Gadget to search system center documents

7:58 pm in Uncategorized by alkin


image Microsoft has published a Vista gadget to help you search for Microsoft System Center products.  The gadget uses Live Search macros to search specific sites instead of the entire website.

I’ts a great tool and very cool but don’t spell your word wrong! I typed opsmg instead of opsmgr and the tool could’t find any results containing opsmg.


So I think I will still google when I’m looking for info on OPSMG!




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