Tuesday, February 1, 2011

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4

Microsoft released CU4 for SCOM 2007 R2.

From the KB notes:

Cumulative Update 4 for SCOM 2007 R2 resolves the following issues:

  • The Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) Tips feature does not function correctly after you install Cumulative Update 3 for SCOM 2007 R2.
  • The Alert view does not work correctly when the source of an alert contains both monitors and rules.
  • The event description is not collected by the Azure management pack. To resolve this issue, build the Windows Azure application by using Windows Azure SDK 1.3.
  • The monitoring host process may stop responding on a computer that is running on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • The performance of the Diagram view is slow if a user role is in the scope of many groups.
  • In the web console properties for an alert, the hyperlinks on the Knowledge tab are not active.

Cumulative Update 4 for SCOM 2007 R2 adds the following features:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 database upgrade support
  • Automatic recovery for Health Service in a SQL Server failure scenario
    Note: By default, this feature is not enabled. For more information about how to enable this feature, see the "Automatic recovery of Health Service in a SQL Server failure scenario" section.

You find the KB here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449679

As always Kevin Holman posted an article about his experience – thanks to Kevin!

All information is provided "as is" without any warranty! Try in lab before. Handle with care in production.


  1. ATTENTION: It seems that there is a problem with the Restart Manager in Windows Server 2008. I have not had that problem until now but will post as soon I've got additional information or a solution/workaround.
    However: use your brain & your lab! ;-)

  2. FYI: there is a side note in the KB:

    Restart of non-Operations Manager services:
    In certain cases, non-Operations Manager services may be restarted when the Operations Manager agent is updated. This issue only affects computers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. We recommend that you update agents at a time when a service restart or a server restart is acceptable. Or, only update agents that are experiencing one or more of the agent-related issues that are mentioned in the list of resolved issues. This issue will be addressed in an upcoming cumulative update.

    So it may be a good approach to update only management server roles and not agent servers (at least just if necessary and in specific maintenance window)!

  3. Hi,

    You may also check how to send SMS from SCOM 2007 with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway:


  4. Hmmm... right answer to the wrong posting? :-)