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  • Question

  • I have a client who recently upgraded from MOM 2005 to SCOM 2007 R2.  They are current on all Cumulative Updates.

    The Print Server MP can't discover any of the printer instances.  I have gone through all of the permissions and everything seems OK. 

    Printer Performance Monitoring is very important to this client.  It appears that the MP, while having all of the performance discovery rules and monitors enabled, doesn't seem capable of discovering and populating the printer instances.

    Please refer to the following thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/operationsmanagermgmtpacks/thread/ae9f62ee-902a-473c-ae55-37530c9bc04a 

    This thread is marked "answered", but someone discovered a bug in the PrintServerDiscovery.vbs script after the last official Microsoft answer.

    Printing is, probably, the second most important IT function after email.  MOM 2005 seemed to be much better at handling print management than SCOM 2007 R2.  From what others are saying, the Print Server MP in SCOM appears to be pretty horrible and useless.

    First, is there a workaround to get Performance Monitor working in this MP?  Second, are there plans to update this MP?


    Sean Toomey
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi.  Kevin Holman wrote about this MP a while ago and mentions that alert, event and performance views dont' work out of the box, (see item #6).  He provides a workaround.  Maybe that's an issue?

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/08/27/print-server-mp-updated-added-support-for-server-2008-to-6-0-6392-0.aspx


    Layne
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, October 25, 2010 8:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Friday, October 29, 2010 7:35 AM
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:16 PM
  • Printers are not discovered by design.  The number of individual printers would bloat the instance space for very little purpose.  You can monitor the health of the printer/print queues without having to discover them as an object.   We do discover the print server role.

    Which OS are you running as a print server, and what specifically are you looking for in the print MP that you arent seeing?

    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, October 25, 2010 8:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Friday, October 29, 2010 7:35 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:04 PM

All replies

  • Hi.  Kevin Holman wrote about this MP a while ago and mentions that alert, event and performance views dont' work out of the box, (see item #6).  He provides a workaround.  Maybe that's an issue?

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/08/27/print-server-mp-updated-added-support-for-server-2008-to-6-0-6392-0.aspx


    Layne
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, October 25, 2010 8:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Friday, October 29, 2010 7:35 AM
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:16 PM
  • Printers are not discovered by design.  The number of individual printers would bloat the instance space for very little purpose.  You can monitor the health of the printer/print queues without having to discover them as an object.   We do discover the print server role.

    Which OS are you running as a print server, and what specifically are you looking for in the print MP that you arent seeing?

    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, October 25, 2010 8:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Friday, October 29, 2010 7:35 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:04 PM
  • Hi Kevin,

    I have SCOM 2007 SP1 with CU update running on Windows 2003 R2 64 bit.

    Having the latest Print server MP 6.0.6392.0. My client request for generating an alert if the Print queue > 5. The printe server has 60 -80 printers configur


    Viswanathan Consultant
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:44 PM