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Monitoring Exchange Server 2007 with System Center Operations Manager by Michael B. Smith

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Chapter 4. Deploying OpsMgr 2007

You now know how to go from an empty Windows server to one with OpsMgr 2007 installed and basically configured. However, as it sits there, the only thing that OpsMgr is monitoring is ... itself. That's of little value. To get the benefit of OpsMgr, it's necessary to identify each individual server it is to monitor (and perhaps each workstation). Then you must decide whether you will use an OpsMgr agent on that computer or whether the OpsMgr management server is to act as a remote agent. Once you have decided that, you may need to deploy the agent to the computer. Or not. So in this chapter, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Monitoring with Windows agents

  • Windows agent security

  • Windows agent deployment, both ...

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