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How to Put a Monitored Object into Maintenance Mode in Operations Manager 2007

Updated: August 30, 2010

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Use the following procedure to place one or more monitored objects into maintenance mode in Operations Manager 2007.

Because Operations Manager 2007 polls maintenance mode settings only once every 5 minutes, there can be a delay in an object's scheduled removal from maintenance mode.

To put a monitored object into maintenance mode

  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 Monitoring button.

  3. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Computers.

  4. In the Computers pane, right-click the computer that you want to place into maintenance mode, click Maintenance Mode, and then click Start Maintenance Mode. You can use ctrl+click or shift+click to select multiple computers to place into maintenance mode.

  5. In the Maintenance Mode Settings dialog box, under Apply to, click Selected objects only if only the computer is to be placed into maintenance mode; otherwise, click Selected objects and all their contained objects.

  6. Select Planned if this is a planned event; otherwise, leave it cleared.

  7. In the Category list, click the appropriate maintenance category.

  8. Under Duration, select and enter the Number of minutes or select and enter the Specific end time, and then click OK. A maintenance mode icon appears in the Computers pane, in the Maintenance Mode column for the computer you selected.

    The minimum value for Numberofminutes is 5. The maximum value is 1,051,200 (2 years).

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