A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to SP2 of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Since the early releases of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 there is a rumor that Microsoft is giving up on service packs for their Operating Systems for Client and Server. This rumor was never confirmed but with the start of the first released cumulative updates for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 it was clearly that these two operating systems will not receive service packs like their predecessors. So because of that there was still a change Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 to receive Service Pack 2. Almost 3 years ago in March 2010 Microsoft announced the release of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Now 3 years later Microsoft is releasing  An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This hotfix rollup contains 90 hotfixes and for me this is clear statement: No more service pack for Operating Systems. An era in Microsoft is ending and new one begins.

Windows Server Print Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 updated

A new version 6.0.7004.0 of the MP for Print Servers I released. The new MP introduces support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 Print server. According to the download page the MP is supported in SCOM 2007 R2 only but I guess there is no reason to be working for SCOM 2012 also. Full changes to this MP:

Print Server Library:

– Disabled and set visible to false for dashboard and performance views.

Print Server 2003:

– Fixed rule for collecting “jobs spooling”

Print Server 2008:

– Added support for monitoring the Print Server Role on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Print Server 2012:

– Added support for monitoring the Print Server Role on Windows Server 2012.

The new version you can download from here.

Review of the MP from Kevin Holman you can read here.