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Active Directory Federation Services Management Pack Readme

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007

The Microsoft Windows Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Management Pack monitors the health and availability of computers running Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) and following versions.

The Microsoft Windows ADFS Management Pack readme describes how to install the Windows ADFS Management Pack in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. For more information about the Windows ADFS Management Pack and how to use it, see the Windows Active Directory Federation Management Pack Guide in the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Federation Services Management Pack for Microsoft OpsMgr 2005 download (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=185118).

Before You Import the Management Pack

Before you import the Windows ADFS Management Pack, you must install the updated Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Backward Compatibility Management Pack, version 6.0.5000.12. You can download the Backward Compatibility Management Pack at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98874.

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If you do not install the updated Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Backward Compatibility Management Pack before you install the Windows ADFS Management Pack, your installation will fail.

Supported Applications

The Windows ADFS Management Pack monitors computers running Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. For the Windows ADFS Management Pack to function optimally, your computers must meet the following requirement:

  • Each server cluster must be managed by System Center Operations Manager 2007.

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You can run only one localized version of a converted Management Pack at a time. To use a version of the Windows ADFS Management Pack for a different language, uninstall the Management Pack and then install the version for the desired language.

How to Import the Windows ADFS Management Pack

Download the latest Windows ADFS Management Pack files at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82105. By default, the installer places the Windows ADFS Management Pack in its own folder in the following directory: C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs.

The contents of the Windows ADFS Management Pack are as follows:

 

File Name Description

Microsoft.Windows.Server.ADFederation.2003.mp

Required for discovering and monitoring servers running Active Directory.

After you download the Windows ADFS Management Pack, import it to System Center Operations Manager 2007.

To import the Windows AD Federation Services Management Pack

  1. In the Operations Console, on the Go menu, select Administration.

  2. In the navigation window, expand Administration.

  3. Right-click Management Packs, click Import Management Packs, select Microsoft.Windows.Server.ADFederation.2003 (Converted), and then click Open.

  4. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

For more information, see "How to Import Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007" in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Help.

Optional Configuration

After you import the Windows ADFS Management Pack, it begins to discover and monitor computers without additional configuration. However, you can configure the Windows ADFS Management Pack for your preferences. For example, rules disabled by default can be enabled. Or, if the default enabled performance-measuring rules degrade server performance, you can disable them. Use the following procedure to enable a rule.

To enable a rule

  1. In the Operations Console, on the Go menu, click Authoring.

  2. In the navigation window, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

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    To show rules for the current Management Pack only, on the toolbar, click Scope, and then under Target, select the check boxes for the desired components.

  3. Under Rules, right-click the rule you want to turn on, point to Overrides, point to Override the Rule, and then click For all objects of type: <type of object>.

  4. Under Override-controlled parameters, in the Override column, select the Enabled check box.

  5. In the Override Setting column, in the drop-down menu, click True and then click OK.

Use the following procedure to disable a rule.

To disable a rule

  1. In the Operations Console, on the Go menu, click Authoring.

  2. In the navigation window, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

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    To show rules for the current Management Pack only, on the toolbar, click Scope, and then under Target, select the check boxes for the desired components.

  3. Under Rules, right-click the rule you want to turn off, point to Overrides, point to Disable the Rule, and then click For all objects of type: <type of object>.

For more information about the optional configurations and different monitoring scenarios, see the Windows ADFS Management Pack Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89240.

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