Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:39 PM
I have downloaded the MP for Windows Server Backup status from the below link
Just want to know whether i can use this for SCOM 20007 R2. In EULA it given as
"PLEASE NOTE: This software is “Additional Software”. You may use this software with each validly licensed copy of Microsoft System Center 2012 server software (“Server Software”). You may not use this software if you do not have a license for the Server Software. Your use of this Additional Software is subject to the license agreement governing your use of the Server Software."
Curently i don't have the license for SCOM 2012 but i am using the license version of SCOM 2007 R2
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:33 PM
Yes you can use this product for SCOM 2007 R2.
- Marked As Answer by Nicholas LiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:42 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:24 PMModerator
With regards to licensing for SCOM 2007 R2 - there are 2 types of licenses. Standard and Enterprise. I suspect you would require an enterprise license for this Management Pack but there is nothing written down to confirm this and it has generally always been a grey area. If you double check the type of SCOM 2007 R2 license you have and if you have enterprise then you ** should be ** fine. Always check with your Microsoft Account manager if in doubt.
This looks a little messy ... the documentation states that the only supported operating system is ... Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2012. SCOM 2007 R2 does not support Windows Server 2012 in any way which would make the Management Pack useless in a SCOM 2007 R2 environment.
But .. yet another piece of the documentation (the word doc that looks like someone jotted it down in their spare time) states SCOM 2007 R2 is supported ... and looking at the discoveries, there doesn't appear to be anything Windows Server 2012 specific ... the discovery is looking for the following registry key:
And installing the windows server backup feature on Windows Server 2008 R2 does create that registry key ... would be interested in hearing on how you get on with this MP.