Recently I was working on a project and preparing a Lab environment. The goal was to install and configure MOSS on Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 and monitor it with SCE. Since I faced some roadblocks while trying to install and configure SCE on a Win 08 VM i thought to post the step-by-step here to make someone’s life a little easier.
Note – reference - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb422968.aspx
First you need a SCE SP1
Step 1 -
Install .net 3.0 Framework -
From Administrative Command Prompt - ServerManagerCmd -install NET-Framework-Core. You can also use the GUI while configuring IIS 7 as well.
Step 2 -
Install IIS 7. As stated before you can use the GUI, however, technet has a great script which will run just smooth and fine:
Note: Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator
Step 3 -
Unfortunately SQL 2005 Express cannot be installed on Win 08 hence the option is SQL 2005 Std / Ent with SP2. You could also use SQL 2005 Adv Services with SP2. I used the Adv Services with my testing and it works like a charm.
Install SQL Server 2005 Express SP2 with Advanced Services - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5B5528B9-13E1-4DB9-A3FC-82116D598C3D&displaylang=en or SQL 2005 with SP2
Step 4 -
Before SSRS 2005 can run on Win 08 there are one more thing to do (else, your installations fails :)). Technet has a great article on this, however, the only step you need to perform in this particular scenario is as mentioned below:
Configure Reporting Services
More information available at - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938245
Important Notes -
More info - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437322.aspx
More Info - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437257.aspx
If you are receiving alerts “Performance Module could not find a performance counter” in the Essentials Console, please perform the following steps to disable the rule via override.
Navigate to the Authoring Space in the Console.
Select “Rules” under “Management Pack Objects”.
Type “Performance Data Source Module” in the “Look for:” box and click “Find Now”. Be sure a Scope is not set or filtering the “Health Service” Target.
Find the rule, “Performance Data Source Module could not find a performance counter” under “Type: Health Service (2)”, right-click, select “Overrides”, “Disable the Rule”, “For all objects of type: Health Service”.
When prompted, “Are you sure you want to disable this rule for Health Service?” click “Yes”.
Hotfix - Yet to be released. SCOM hotfix can be found at - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951979/en-us
Management Packs can be downloaded from -
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