Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Supported Configurations

This document provides information about supported operating systems, hardware configurations, software requirements, installation combinations, security configurations, and expected scalability for deployments of Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 SP1.

Document Revisions

The following table summarizes the revisions that have been made to this document.

Revisions June 2005


New or Updated



Supported Operating Systems


Supported Operating Systems table 4.2 updated.

Corrected support for Small Business Server 2003.

Performance and Scalability


Table 6 - Performance and Scalability Maximums.

Corrected support statement for number of Operator consoles.

Supported Operating Systems


Supported Operating Systems table 4.2 updated.

Added support note for Windows Storage Server 2003.

Supported Operating Systems


Supported Operating Systems, Tables 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 updated

Clarified and added support for 64-bit AMD systems

MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 SP1 Interoperability


MOM 2005 SP1 Interoperability section added.

Included interoperability information for MOM components in the different versions of MOM.

Supported Upgrade Paths


Table 12 and 13 added to existing section.

Upgrade path to MOM 2005 SP1 from MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 Workgroup.

No Support List


No Support Section

Added statement about support for using discovery to install agent on computer where discovery is started from. Also added statement regarding renaming or moving a domain.


This guide does not cover information specific to the MOM 2005 SP1 Workgroup Edition.

You can use the MOM Prerequisite Checker in MOM Setup to check the hardware and software prerequisites, and to create a report that lists which prerequisites your system meets or does not meet to install and use MOM 2005 SP1.

It is recommended that you also review the key concepts of MOM and your deployment design and planning documents. Areas to review include:

  • The MOM 2005 SP1 release notes to identify any changes that could affect planning for a new deployment or an upgrade from a previous version of MOM or a previous release of MOM 2005 SP1.

  • The Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Performance and Sizing Guide at

  • The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Security Guide. This document provides detailed in formation about the security-related features and settings in MOM 2005 SP1 that can affect your deployment.

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