Understanding Management Pack Operations

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007

The Key Management Service Management Pack takes advantage of the new features in Operations Manager 2007 to deliver better monitoring capabilities with integrated reports logic. To improve security and performance, the data collection algorithm for reports is implemented as a staged integrated data processing and is now scheduled by the Operations Manager server.

The management pack monitors Key Management Service on computers running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista.

Name Type Description

KMS Windows Service


Monitors NT service that implements Key Management Service

Initialization Failure


Initialization Failure

Renewal Timer Failure


Key Management service (KMS) failed to initialize renewal timer

DNS Publishing Monitor


DNS RR publishing failed

KMS Low Activation Count


The KMS machine count is less than the limit required by this rule. The limit defined in this rule is not the same as the minimum count required to sustain activations