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How do you disable Management Packs in SCOM 2007 R2? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello-

    We upgraded to Exchange 2010 and I'd like to disable the Exchange 2003 Management Packs.  There are 2 MPs (Discovery and Monitoring) for Exchane 2003.

    How can I go about disabling them?

    Thanks!

    Andrew

    Friday, August 6, 2010 1:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi Andrew

    All well here and just about to start the weekend in the UK ... so things can only get better. Hope all is well.

    I am always reluctant to tell people on a forum to delete items unless they are 110% sure they don't need it. But if you really, really don't need any of the Exchange 2003 functionality \ reporting any more then you can safely delete the management packs.

    You wouldn't need to do anything other than delete the management packs but one item that might be an issue is that you would also need to delete the Exchange Overrides Management Pack in which you stored your Exchange 2003 overrides. If your Exchange 2003 overrides are in the same management pack as your Exchange 2010 overrides then that would cause a problem.

    From a clean up exercise, you could also remove the AD accounts that the Exchange 2003 Configuration Wizard created but again, just make sure these accounts haven't been "re-used" elsewhere.

    If in doubt, disable the Exchange 2003 discoveries for windows operating system so that they don't run anymore. It is the closest thing to "disabling" available.

    Cheers

    Graham


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    Friday, August 6, 2010 4:40 PM

All replies

  • Hi

    You can't disable a management pack, only the individual discoveries \ rules \ monitors \ tasks. But you can delete it if it is no longer required. Do you need long term reporting data as well?

    Cheers

    Graham

     


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    Friday, August 6, 2010 1:56 PM
  • Hey Graham...hope all is well..and thanks for the quick response.

    We're on Exchange 10 now, and management wanted to disable the Exchange 2003 MP.

    Can we just delete the 2 Exchange 2003 MPs?  the Discovery and Monitoring?  If I were to delete the MPs, is there anything else that I'd need to modify?  Like any Rules, Monitors, Discoveries or Groups? 

    Or can I just simply delete the MP?

    Friday, August 6, 2010 2:42 PM
  • Hi Andrew

    All well here and just about to start the weekend in the UK ... so things can only get better. Hope all is well.

    I am always reluctant to tell people on a forum to delete items unless they are 110% sure they don't need it. But if you really, really don't need any of the Exchange 2003 functionality \ reporting any more then you can safely delete the management packs.

    You wouldn't need to do anything other than delete the management packs but one item that might be an issue is that you would also need to delete the Exchange Overrides Management Pack in which you stored your Exchange 2003 overrides. If your Exchange 2003 overrides are in the same management pack as your Exchange 2010 overrides then that would cause a problem.

    From a clean up exercise, you could also remove the AD accounts that the Exchange 2003 Configuration Wizard created but again, just make sure these accounts haven't been "re-used" elsewhere.

    If in doubt, disable the Exchange 2003 discoveries for windows operating system so that they don't run anymore. It is the closest thing to "disabling" available.

    Cheers

    Graham


    View OpsMgr tips and tricks at http://systemcentersolutions.wordpress.com/
    Friday, August 6, 2010 4:40 PM
  •  

    In addition, regarding how to remove a management pack, please refer to:

     

    How to Remove a Management Pack

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974489.aspx

     

    Removing dependencies on the Default Management Pack

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2007/05/03/removing-dependencies-on-the-default-management-pack.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks.


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