MOM 2005 and Firewalls – Original Posted Jun 30, 2005

I had to laugh at myself yesterday. It just kills me how a simple search will save you tons of effort and reading…   I am installing MOM 2005 as part of my testing. I ran the discovery and tried to deploy agents to all the computers on my network. Most of the agents installed perfectly. However, I notice that all of the ones that didn’t install are Windows XP computers with Service Pack 2 (no, I am not really going to try to manage them, but I thought it would be interesting to see their data as I get … Continue reading MOM 2005 and Firewalls – Original Posted Jun 30, 2005

MOM 2005 and SQL Server 2000 SP4 – Original Posted Jun 27, 2005

What in the world was Microsoft thinking?   I was installing MOM 2005 and found out that it is not possible to install the MOM 2005 Database on a SQL Server 2000 server with SP4. WTF? That just doesn’t make sense.   Supposedly this will be fully supported with MOM 2005 SP1. Umm, that just doesn’t work for me. So, time to research. Thanks to Neil Hobson, a MOM MVP, a workaround has been published in the MOM 2005 public newsgroup. It is a registry hack, but at least it is a supported registry hack. What needs to be done is … Continue reading MOM 2005 and SQL Server 2000 SP4 – Original Posted Jun 27, 2005