Can SCOM 2016 monitor Windows 2003/2008?

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    Anthony Milic

    We are looking at upgrading to SCOM 2016. Does anyone know if monitoring Windows 2003/2008 components like OS, AD, DNS, DHCP, Clusters etc with SCOM 2016 is supported or is 2012 now the minimum?

    Many thanks


    the answer will vary with each individual MP. You will have to do the check for each MP. Based on what I have seen so far, most of the MPs made for SCOM 2016 do not support OS versions prior to Windows Server 2008 R2. An example is the AD MP. The old version of the MP is supported on SCOM 2012 R2 (but not SCOM 2016) and supports older OS versions (2003, 2008), but the new AD MP, which is supported for SCOM 2016, does not offer support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

    You an check the MP for each component you are interested in and then verify the requirements for it:

    Microsoft Management Packs


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    SCOM 2012 R2 Agent could not be installed on Win 2003 SP1 and lower. Has anyone tried to install SCOM 2016 Agent on Windows 2003 Servers?

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    Anthony Milic

    Thanks Stoyan. I’m finding the agent is quite unstable on Win 2008 SP2 (Win 2008 R2 is ok)

    Official word from MS:

    The following versions of Windows operating system are supported for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent connecting to Operations Manager.

    Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 Nano Server, Windows 10, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium), Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.


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