Getting Started

Betrifft: Office Communications Server, Operations Manager 2007, Operations Manager 2007 R2

This Management Pack does not require any additional configuration after the management pack is imported.

Files to Download

To monitor Office Communications Server 2007, you must first download the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack from the Management Pack Catalog, located at The Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack includes the following files:


  • RTC2007MP.html

  • OCS 2007 for OM2007 Guide.doc

  • SC Management Pack Supplemental notice.doc

If you do not install the updated Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Backward Compatibility Management Pack before you install the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack, your installation will fail.

Recommended Additional Management Packs

  • Message Queuing 3.0

  • SQL Server 2000/2005

  • Windows DHCP Server 2000/2003/2008

  • Windows DNS Server 2000/2003/2008

  • Windows Server Operating System

  • Windows Server Internet Information Services (IIS) 2000/2003

  • Windows Server 2000/2003 Active Directory

We also recommend looking into the Management of Hardware Load Balancers used by Office Communications Server 2007.

How to Import the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack

For instructions about importing a management pack, see How to Import a Management Pack in Operations Manager 2007 (

After the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack is imported, follow these procedures to finish your initial configuration:

  • Create a new management pack in which you store overrides and other customizations.

  • Make sure that all overrides for the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack are stored in this new management pack.

Create a New Management Pack for Customizations

Most vendor management packs are sealed so that you cannot change any of the original settings in the management pack file. However, you can create customizations, such as overrides or new monitoring objects, and save them to a different management pack. By default, Operations Manager 2007 saves all customizations to the default management pack. As a best practice, you should instead create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize.

Creating a new management pack for storing overrides has the following advantages:

  • It simplifies the process of exporting customizations that were created in your test and pre-production environments to your production environment. For example, instead of exporting a default management pack that contains customizations from multiple management packs, you can export just the management pack that contains customizations of a single management pack.

  • It allows you to delete the original management pack without first needing to delete the default management pack. A management pack that contains customizations is dependent on the original management pack. This dependency requires you to delete the management pack with customizations before you can delete the original management pack. If all of your customizations are saved to the default management pack, you must delete the default management pack before you can delete an original management pack.

  • It is easier to track and update customizations to individual management packs.

For more information about sealed and unsealed management packs, see Management Pack Formats ( For more information about management pack customizations and the default management pack, see About Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007 (