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This book is your most complete source for in-depth information about Microsoft Operations Manager 2005!

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed provides a comprehensive guide to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. MOM is a tool that helps implement operations management, but it is not a piece of software that you can simply install and instantly have working.

This book provides reference material that will guide you through the steps to design, deploy, and configure MOM within your environment. You learn how to tune your MOM environment and tackle common challenges, such as managing your Microsoft operating systems, directory services, messaging platforms, and databases. Inside you will find comprehensive information on how to develop your own reports and management packs for your MOM environment as well as practical real-world examples, based on hands-on MOM experience.

·         Plan your MOM deployment

·         Architect MOM for performance, redundancy, and security

·         Install or upgrade to MOM 2005

·         Back up important MOM components

·         Implement, troubleshoot, deploy, and manage management packs

·         Work with rules and tune them

·         Manage different aspects of your environment, including the Windows operating system, directory services, Exchange email, and SQL Server

·         Extend MOM using connectors and third-party management packs

·         Develop management packs, reports, and scripts

·         Prepare for the next version of Operations Manager

CD–ROM includes

·         Microsoft’s MOM 2005 Resource Kit and MOM 2005 Sizer

·         MOM Agent Monitor

·         Management packs and scripts written or customized for this book

·         Live Links—more than 100 (clickable) hypertext links and references to materials and sites related to Operations Manager

Contents

About the Authors  xxi

Acknowledgments  xxiii

Introduction  1

Part I              Operations Management Overview and Concepts

Chapter 1        Operations Management Basics   7

Chapter 2        What’s New   41

Chapter 3        How Does It Work?   57

Part II             Planning and Installation

Chapter 4        Planning Your MOM Deployment   99

Chapter 5        Planning Complex Configurations   151

Chapter 6        Installing MOM 2005   173

Chapter 7        Upgrading to MOM 2005   211

Part III            Deploying MOM

Chapter 8        Post-Installation Tasks   237

Chapter 9        Installing and Configuring Agents   267

Chapter 10      Complex and High Performance Configurations   297

Chapter 11      Securing MOM   329

Part IV            Administering MOM

Chapter 12      Backup and Recovery   365

Chapter 13      Administering Management Packs   395

Chapter 14      Monitoring with MOM   423

Part V             Managing with MOM

Chapter 15      Managing the Operating System   487

Chapter 16      Managing Directory Services   527

Chapter 17      Managing Microsoft Messaging   565

Chapter 18      Database Management   595

Part VI            Moving Beyond MOM 2005

Chapter 19      Interoperability   625

Chapter 20      Developing Management Packs   661

Chapter 21      Using and Developing Reports   719

Chapter 22      Using and Developing Scripts   777

Chapter 23      Touring Operations Manager 2007   825

Part VII          Appendixes

Appendix A    MOM Internals   865

Appendix B    Registry Settings   887

Appendix C    Performance Counters   895

Appendix D    Database Views   901

Appendix E     Reference URLs   907

Appendix F     On the CD   917

Index   919

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