ACS reports that will come out of the box with
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
, will support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2.
In addition, R2 which has many new enhancement and features - and for ACS in particular, it will also include more robust creation of indexes for better query performance.
Oh, and here's the cool part - by
2nd half of 2009
System Center Cross Platform team
extend ACS in OpsMgr R2 to support
Linux and Unix
systems as well!
We have also included several new reports:
Most reports have been rewritten for enhanced performance. Each report will query for relevant security events from Window Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 (as well as Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7) and normalize the different fields from different OS versions such that the data are presentated in a single coherent format.
Ok, but what if you are using System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1's ACS feature and need reporting support for Windows Server 2008 today?
Well, we have taken the curtosy of providing these reports for you here* (see attachement - please do not re-distribute the reporting package).
Installation is pretty simple:
Rename your existing Audit Reports folder in SRS to another name (Say Old Audit Reports)
Copy the zip file to your local machine and unpackage it into a local folder (say C:\ACS)