System Center Operations Manager Technology Update – October 2018




KB Articles (New &/Or Updated)

Microsoft Blogs Articles

System Center Operations Manager Team Blog

SQL Server Release Services


Tyson Paul

Windows Admin Center

Kevin Justin

Nathan Gau

Eric Whitehill (The Adventures of an Exchange Engineer)

Brandon Wilson


Community Blogs Articles

Kevin Greene

Microsoft Management Packs

Microsoft Management Packs

System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 R2

  • Version: 7.1.10100.2
  • Released: 8/24/2018

System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for JEE Application Servers (2014/10)  

  • Version: 7.5.1038.0
  • Released: 8/1/2018

Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager Management Pack to configure Operations Management Suite 

  • Version: 7.2.12026.0
  • Released: 7/25/2018

SQL Server 2012-2017 (Community Technology Preview)

  • Version:
  • Released: 9/9/2018

SQL Server 2008-2016 (Community Technology Preview)

  • Version:
  • Released: 6/4/2018

Microsoft Downloads

Microsoft SystemCenter Tool : Migrate GSM Tests from SCOM to Azure Application Insights

  • Version:
  • Released: 9/14/2018
  • As of November 07, 2018, we will retire the Global Service Monitor and recommend our customers to migrate GSM tests to Azure Application Insights well before that date. The migration script will provision your tests with the same configuration in Application Insights as you have in GSM. The migration script will also provision alert rules based on what you are currently using in SCOM. This tool will create new Ping tests and Web tests in Application Insights. This tool will not impact customer's SCOM GSM environment and GSM tests in SCOM will continue to work till November 7th 2018. Post November 7th 2018, we recommend deleting GSM MP from the SCOM server. If customers want to bring the Alerts data back in SCOM, they can use Azure MP at We recommend customers to run this tool well before November 07, 2018.

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Knowledge Opportunities

  • Microsoft Ignite | September 24-28, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

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