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Installation and configuration - FFSMP for SCOM 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-29

There are several steps involved in the installation and configuration process:

These are the requirements for installing the Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.

You must have an operational server running Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. Download the Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 file (see Installing the Management Pack) to this server.

The Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 for Forefront Security for Exchange Server is a file called FSMPack2007_FSE.mp. This is a "sealed" file (a binary) that cannot be edited (although many parameters can be overridden).

To install (import) the management pack
  1. Select and download the software from the Microsoft Management Pack Catalog to the desktop on the Operations Manager 2007 server. To manage Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server systems, download the Forefront Server Security for Exchange, with SP1 Management Pack.

  2. Log on with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrator role.

  3. In the Operations Manager 2007 Console, open the Administration space. Make sure that the Administration folder is selected.

  4. Right-click the Management Packs node and select Import Management Packs. The Select Management Packs to import dialog box appears.

  5. Navigate to the location of the file you downloaded.

  6. Select the .mp file, and then click Open.

  7. The Import Management Packs dialog box appears.

  8. Click Import to import the management pack.

  9. After the management pack has been imported, you should see the message "All Management Packs successfully imported." Click Close to continue.

  10. The management pack now displays in the Management Packs list.

For more information about importing Management Packs, refer to the product help and documentation at the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager TechCenter.

To administer remote computers with Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server installed, you must deploy Operations Manager 2007 agents to them. These agents communicate between the managed servers and Operations Manager 2007.

An agent is a System Center Operations Manager service that runs on each computer that you want to monitor. An agent captures information from the computer on which it is running, applies predefined rules to the captured data, and performs actions as defined by the rules.

Systems that have had the agents installed are referred to as agent-managed systems.

Agents are deployed using the Discovery Wizard, which is used to discover all the computers that can be managed. You deploy the agents from within the Discovery Wizard, after the computers are discovered.

For more information about deploying Operations Manager 2007 agents, refer to the product help and documentation at the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager TechCenter.

E-mail and paging notifications can be sent when alerts occur. For more information about configuring notifications within Operations Manager 2007, refer to the product help and documentation at the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager TechCenter.

 
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