Upgrading to the Full Edition of MOM 2005 from MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition

Published: May 2, 2005

You can upgrade to the full edition of MOM 2005 from MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition. However, you can only upgrade to the same language and to the same build of MOM 2005. When upgrading from MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition to full MOM 2005, there is no need to upgrade MOM agents.

Note: If you have deployed MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition with MSDE, you must follow the preparations described in Preparing an MSDE Deployment for Upgrade before performing the following upgrade procedure.

To successfully complete the upgrade scenario, you should have a working knowledge of MOM components and features. It is also recommended that you complete the following steps:

  1. Read the following chapters of the MOM 2005 Deployment Guide:

    • Chapter 1: Introducing the MOM 2005 Deployment Guide

    • Chapter 2: Installing MOM 2005 on a Single Computer

    • Chapter 3: Deploying MOM 2005 across Multiple Computers

    • Chapter 10: Upgrading to MOM 2005. Note that this describes an upgrade from MOM SP1.

  2. Review the System Requirements for MOM 2005.

  3. Read the MOM 2005 release notes to identify any issues that might affect planning for your upgrade.

  4. Review the Microsoft Operations Management 2005 Security Guide for security requirements and implications.

  5. Ensure the entire deployment team reviews the upgrade plan before they start upgrading an existing MOM configuration.

  6. Review any in-house documentation to ensure that you have all the information that is required to perform the upgrade. Note, for or example, that during the installation you will be prompted to provide MOM service account information.

To upgrade to MOM 2005 from MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition, run the Setup program as follows:

  1. Log on to the MOM Management Server using an account with administrative credentials.

  2. Double-click Setup.exe on the MOM 2005 product CD.

  3. In the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Setup Resources dialog box, click Install Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to start the MOM 2005 Setup Wizard.

  4. On the Upgrade Microsoft Operations Manager page, select the Upgrade to MOM 2005 check box, and then click Next.

  5. The Prerequisite Check page indicates whether you have met the requirements for upgrading to the MOM 2005 components.

  6. On the Management Server Action Account page, enter the account that you want the MOM Management Server to use to install, uninstall, and upgrade agents on managed computers.

    For more information, review the Microsoft Operations Management 2005 Security Guide for security requirements and implications.

  7. On the Data Access Service Account page, enter the account that you want MOM to use for the Data Access Service (DAS) to communicate with the database.

  8. On the MOM Error Reporting page, select the Enable error reporting check box (optional).

    Enable error reporting if you want MOM to automatically send service error reports to Microsoft. If you enable error reporting, it is recommended that you use the default Automatically send error reports to Microsoft option. If you choose the Queue error reports and let me approve sending them to Microsoft option, the error reports are stored on the computer where they occur. The next time that you log on to that computer, a dialog box appears, which you can use to send the accumulated reports.

    For more information about error reporting, see the Microsoft Data Collection Policy.

  9. On the Ready to Install page, click Install.

After the Setup program completes, you can start deploying and using the full capabilities of MOM 2005:

  1. Upgrade Administrator, Operator, and Web consoles.

  2. Install MOM 2005 Reporting. For more information, see Chapter 5, "Deploying MOM 2005 Reporting," in the MOM 2005 Deployment Guide.

  3. Deploy additional MOM management groups and manage thousands of computers.

Note: After upgrading to the full edition of MOM 2005, if you decide to move the database to a server other than the Management Server, you should change DAS to a domain account.