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Exchange 2003 MP Configuration Wizard and SCOM upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a SCOM 2007 SP1 setup up and running. I have configured Exchange 2003 monitoring and run the Exchange 2003 MP Configuration Wizard. That is all mom mailboxes are in place, message tracking is enabled, custom URLs are set.. etc. etc.

    Now, the situation is that I am installing SCOM 2007 R2 in my environment. It’s not an upgrade but a side by side deployment. So, for other agents like OS, AD I have uninstalled the SCOM 2007 SP1 agent and have installed the SCOM r2 agent, all done.

    In case of Exchange, will it be required to run the Exchange MP Configuration wizard again for each server to configure the monitoring mailboxes and service monitoring?

    Or

    Can I just override the settings for required rules (performance collection, topology discovery, by default disabled as per MP guide?) and I am done?

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 8:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    I was doing a migration from MOM2005 and found out that the Exchange MP configuration is picked up by Ops Mgr 2007 SP1. The configuration was written by MOM2005. When I configure new settings with the Exchange MP Wizard it only added configuration, so I ended up with a lot of tests. I had to clean it out manully from the register and then re-run the configuration wizard.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    • Marked as answer by v-beta Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:26 AM
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:20 PM
  • The settings used by MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007 SP1 or R2 for Exchange 2003 are the same.  They are all stored as registry keys on the Exchange servers when you run the configuration wizard.  So the settings should be compatible without you needing to make any changes.
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    • Marked as answer by v-beta Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:26 AM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:26 AM

All replies

  • Hi,
    I was doing a migration from MOM2005 and found out that the Exchange MP configuration is picked up by Ops Mgr 2007 SP1. The configuration was written by MOM2005. When I configure new settings with the Exchange MP Wizard it only added configuration, so I ended up with a lot of tests. I had to clean it out manully from the register and then re-run the configuration wizard.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    • Marked as answer by v-beta Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:26 AM
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:20 PM
  • The settings used by MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007 SP1 or R2 for Exchange 2003 are the same.  They are all stored as registry keys on the Exchange servers when you run the configuration wizard.  So the settings should be compatible without you needing to make any changes.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    • Marked as answer by v-beta Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:26 AM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:26 AM
  • I don't know if this is still the case, but...

    On the MSMOM mailing list, Kevin Holman said if you have two MGs monitoring the same Exchange 2003 servers, you must disable mailflow monitoring in one of the MGs.  I have certainly had to do this in the past when using a pre-production & production management group model.

    Matt
    Matt White
    ( http://systemcenterblog.hardac.co.uk/ )
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:02 PM
  • Yes this is still true and a good point to make.
    When you have two management groups both of the MGs attempt to run the synthetic transaction and can delete the information the other MG's synthetic transaction needs.  The result is workflows appear to randomly fail on one MG while being successful on the other MG. 
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    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:52 PM
  • there are a couple of issues when running the same monitoring from multiple management groups, I found a couple of them during a migration project, more info at http://contoso.se/blog/?p=272
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 8:04 AM