Monday, October 24, 2011


When installing anything in Operations Manager 2012, .NET 4 must be installed before IIS. Otherwise, certain steps will have to be taken to resolve the issue.

From the Microsoft DOC:

You must install IIS before installing .NET Framework 4. If you installed IIS after installing .NET Framework 4, you must register ASP.NET 4.0 with IIS. Open a Command prompt window by using the Run As Administrator option and then run the following command:
%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r

Another Gotcha - No Windows XP Support for Consoles

Many organizations still use Windows XP. Windows XP is not supported for the console. It must be vista or higher.

Operations Console

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package
  • Hotfix 976898
  • Recommended processor speed: 2.8 GHz or faster.
  • Minimum memory: not less than 2 GB.
  • Drive space: %SYSTEMDRIVE% must have at least 512 MB free space
  • File system: %SYSTEMDRIVE% must be formatted with the NTFS file system
  • Server Operating System: must be Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Processor Architecture: must be AMD64 for servers and AMD64 or i386 for a client computer
  • Windows Installer version: not less than version 3.1
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0
  • Both .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4 are required. For more information, see the following.

Pay Close Attention to the Minimum Software Requirements!!!

Minimum Software Requirements
Operations Manager 2012 server features require a supported operating system. For a list of the supported operating systems for each server feature, see theRequirements by Feature section in this document.
Note the following database considerations for Operations Manager 2012:
  • Operations Manager 2012 does not support a 32-bit Operations Manager Operations database, Reporting Server data warehouse, or Audit Collection database, or SQL Server Reporting Services on a 64-bit operating system.
  • The use of SQL Server 2008 R2 is supported for both new installations of Operations Manager 2012 and SQL Server 2008 R2 database upgrades.
  • Using a different version of SQL Server for different Operations Manager 2012 features is not supported. The same version should be used for all features.
  • SQL collation for all databases must be SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS; no other collation configurations are supported.
  • The SQL Server Agent service must be started, and the startup type set to automatic.
  • If you plan to use the Network Monitoring features of Operations Manager 2012, you should move the tempdb database to a separate disk that has multiple spindles. For more information, see tempdb Database.

Welcome to the new Operations Manager 2012 Blog

Hi, my name is Brody Kilpatrick and I am the owner of this blog. It is dedicated to anything Operations Manager 2012. I created the blog to help others and remind myself how I did something. Some of my posts may be from other blogs. If so, I will link to their blog and give the credit.