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INTRODUCTION

This article discusses support for running Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer.

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For System Center Operations Manager 2007 to support Windows Server 2008-based computers, you must install the following:
  • Several hotfixes for Windows Server 2008
  • Hotfix 954049 for Operations Manager 2007 SP1
You must install the hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 before you install new Operations Manager 2007 roles for the first time.

Note An in-place upgrade of a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is hosting a System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1-based server to Windows Server 2008 is currently not supported.

Assume that you perform an in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2008 from a Windows Server 2003-based system that supports Operations Manager 2007. In this case, you must install the Windows Server 2008 hotfixes immediately after the in-place upgrade.

Required Windows Server 2008 hotfixes

The following hotfixes are available for Windows Server 2008 and must be installed on the computer.

Note The hotfixes mentioned in this section are included in Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. You do not have to install these hotfixes if you have installed this service pack.

951327  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951327/ ) The System Center Operations Manager 2007 console may crash in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista when you open the Health Explorer window

952664  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952664/ ) The Event Log service may stop responding because of a deadlock on a Windows Server 2008-based computer


953290  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953290/ ) An application may crash when it uses legacy methods to query performance counter values in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Note You must install these hotfixes before you install hotfix 954049. See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 954049 for the list of Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007 roles on which these Windows Server 2008 hotfixes should be applied.

Hotfix 954049 for Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007

You must install the Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007 hofix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 954049.

This hotfix provides support for a clean installation of Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer.

For more information about this hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
954049  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954049/ ) Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and for System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1: July 25, 2008

Note You must install the hotfix only after you upgrade to Windows Server 2008. The hotfix installation reregisters Operations Manager and Essentials performance counters on Windows Server 2008. If you installed the hotfix before an in-place upgrade, you must reinstall the hotfix after the in-place upgrade.

Operations Manager 2007 SP1-supported configurations

For more information about supported configurations for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 in Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309428.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309428.aspx)

Essentials 2007 system requirements

For more information about system requirements for Essentials 2007 SP1 in Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/essentials/en/us/system-requirements.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/essentials/en/us/system-requirements.aspx)

Known issues

For a list of known issues about running System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
954049  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954049/ ) Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and for System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1: July 25, 2008

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1
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