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Where can I download Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Management Pack Development Guide ?

Download it at  Microsoft Download Center - MOM 2005 Management Pack Development


In a discovery, I need to query the operations manager database. Of course I don't want to hardcode the connection string to the current databaseserver. I couldn't find the correct variable, can someone help?

The typical strategy to get the property of an existing class is to target that class or another class hosted by it.  Then you have access to the $Target variables of the class to get any of its properties. 

I do not think we have a class representing the Operations Manager's database server.  You could target the Root Management Server class and access the registry on that machine to get the database server information.  I believe it is under HKLMMicrosoftMicrosoft Operations Manager3.0Setup. -- Las Vegas Web Design

How to Create an Author User Role in Operations Manager 2007?

How to Create an Author User Role in Operations Manager 2007

Use this procedure to create and define settings for a new Author user role.

To create an Author user role
  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 Management Group.

  2. In the Operations Console, click the Administration button.

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    When you run the Operations Console on a computer that is not a Management Server the Connect To Server dialog box will display. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager 2007 Management Server you want the Operations Console to connect to.

     

     

  3. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Security, right-click User Roles, point to New User Role, and then click Author.

  4. In the Create User Role Wizard, on the General page, type a name for the user role in the User role name text box, and then click Add.

  5. On the Select User or Groups dialog box, enter the users or groups that you want to assign to the Author user role, and then click OK.

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    Adding a machine account to user role member would allow all services on that computer to have SDK access. It is recommended that you do not add a machine account to any user role.

     

     

  6. On the General page, type an optional description in the Description text box for the Author user role, and then click Next.

  7. On the Author Scope page, under Approved targets, configure the list of approved targets of which members of the Author user role can edit monitors, rules, tasks, or views. If you want to configure a subset of available approved targets for the Author user role, click Only targets explicitly added to the 'Approved targets' grid are approved, and then click Next.

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    If you selected All targets are automatically approved, including targets in Management Packs imported in the future, then no options will be available on the Tasks page as described in step 9 or the Views page in step 10.

     

     

  8. On the Group Scope page, expand the Groups list, click one or more object groups, and then click Next.

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    You will need to clear the check box at the root level of the list before you can select any other groups.

     

     

  9. On the Tasks page, under Approve tasks, configure the approved tasks that members of the Author user role can run. If you want to configure a subset of available approved tasks for the Author user role, click Only tasks explicitly added to the 'Approved tasks' grid are approved, click Add, click the desired tasks, and then click Next.

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    If in step 7 you selected All targets are automatically approved, including targets in Management Packs imported in the future, then no options will be available on the Tasks page.

     

     

  10. On the Views page, under Approve views, configure the views that members of the Author user role can see. If you want to configure a subset of available monitoring views and tasks for the Author user role, select Only the views selected below are approved, click the desired approved views, and then click Next.

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    If in step 7 you selected All targets are automatically approved, including targets in Management Packs imported in the future, then no options will be available on the Views page.

     

     

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    If you do not select All views are automatically approved, including views in Management Packs imported in the future, users assigned this role will not be able to open alert views from within Health Explorer.

     

     

  11. On the Summary page, check the settings you have made and then click Create.