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Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator 2003 Management Pack Readme

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007

The Microsoft Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinators Management Pack monitors the health and availability of computers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 and later versions.

This readme describes how to install the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. For more information about the Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack and how to use it, see the Distributed Transaction Coordinators Management Pack Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89240.

Before you Import the Management Pack

Before you import the Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack, your installation will fail.

Supported Applications

The Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack monitors computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with any version service pack and Windows Server 2003. For the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack to function optimally, your computers must meet the following requirement:

  • Each Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 Distributed Transaction Coordinators Management Pack for a different language, uninstall the Management Pack, and then install the version for the desired language.

How to Import the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack

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

The contents of the Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack are described in the following table.

 

File Name Description

Microsoft.Windows.Server.DTC.mp

Required for discovering and monitoring Windows Server Distributed Transaction Coordinator service.

After you download the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack, import it into System Center Operations Manager 2007.

To import the Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack

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

  2. In the navigation pane, expand Administration.

  3. Right-click Management Packs, click Import Management Packs, select Microsoft.Windows.Server.DTC (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 Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack, it begins to discover and monitor computers without additional configuration. However, you can configure the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack for your environment and preferences. For example, rules disabled by default, can be enabled. Or, if the default enabled performance-measuring rules degrade server performance with slow WAN links, they can be disabled. 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 pane, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

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    To show rules for the Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 that 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 pane, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

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    To show rules for the Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 that 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 Distributed Transaction Coordinator Management Pack Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89240.

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