Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm trying to get the agent to install on the Windows 7 test box I have here, and it's a no go, says the RPC server is not available. The only thing I found out there from M$ is that MOM2005SP1 isn't supported on Server 2008 R2 or Win7, but is on Server 2008 with a hotfix. Has anyone been able to find a workaround to manage Win7 clients, or should i just consider a move to SCOM 2007?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

As Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are explicitly not supported by MOM 2005 SP1 (as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953140) which was released over 4 years ago on August 1, 2005... I'd say it's about time to start transitioning to SCOM.

Comparison of the features of MOM 2005 and SCOM here: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/operationsmanager/en/us/compare-products.aspx

Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft, although not for the System Center team, nor in a sales role. Recommendations/opinions are my own. :)

share|improve this answer
    
I've installed SCOM and begun testing, thanks for the advice. –  DanBig Nov 24 '09 at 13:19

MOM2005 console runs on windows 7 client There is no agent to support windows 2008 servers, only windows 2000 and 2003 It's a good method to Microsoft to say "buy scom2007" In this case, you must change your master server, your db and update all clients

My advice, change to Nagios

share|improve this answer
1  
Problem is long since solved, and I'll pass on anything non-windows based for monitoring. –  DanBig Apr 7 '11 at 14:30

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.