Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Exam 70-400

In order to keep my other Microsoft certifications with company, I decided to take exam 70-400 to obtain a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration certification and passed with a 960 score!

The exam adequately covered skills that are essential in configuring Ops Manager.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Secure Vantage Team Blog

It was brought to my attention that Secure Vantage Technologies has started a team blog. Read it at

I have heard several rumblings of late about a Secure Vantage VIP club!? Possibly the team will use the blog to enlighten us...

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Training Videos

The first wave of OpsMgr 2007 Sp1 training videos are now live on TechNet.

There are 9 different OpsMgr 2007 Sp1
videos available on the link below:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Install ACS Forwarder on RMS or Management Server

Below is a quick and dirty procedure to install and enable ACS Forwarding on a System Center Operations Manager RMS or Management Server.

1. Copy adtagent.exe to C:\windows\system32

2. Run command adtagent -install

3. Edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\AdtAgent\Parameters

    a. Ensure/Add DWORD key EventlogLoggingLevel is set to 2

    b. Add DWORD key LocalConfig and set to 2

    c. Add DWORD key NoCache and set to 2

    d. Add Multi-String Value key AdtServers and enter name of the collector to

    forward to.

4. In Services CP, set Operations Manager Audit Forwarding Service to Automatic and start.

5. Verify by running SELECT * FROM dbo.dtMachine on the OperationsManagerAC database and finding the management server name. Could also run SELECT * FROM dbo.dtMachine WHERE Description = 'DOMAINNAMEHERE\MACHINENAMEHERE$'