Operations Manager 2007 monitors parameters of objects that are defined in management packs. You can create a Configuration Changes report listing changes that have occurred to monitored parameters. You should expect a delay of at least 2 minutes from the time when a change is made until it is reflected in a Configuration Changes report. In the following example procedure, you will make a change to the Heartbeat Interval setting and then create a Configuration Changes report to view the result.

To report configuration changes

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button. Change the agent Heartbeat Interval from its default value of 60 seconds to 120 seconds.

  3. In the Operations console, click the Monitoring button.

  4. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Computers.

  5. In the Computer pane, click a row containing a Health Service instance.

  6. In the Actions pane, under Windows Computer Reports, click Configuration Changes.

  7. In the Reporting Parameter area, click the down arrow in the From box, and then click Yesterday.

    You can further specify the timeframe for the report in the additional options in the Reporting Parameter area.
  8. In the Reporting Parameter area, under Monitoring Object, click Add.

  9. In the Add Object dialog box, in the Object Name list, click the down arrow and then click Begins with.

  10. In the Object name text box, type the computer name for the computer you selected in step 5, and then click Search.

  11. In the Available items list, click the computer with the Type of Health Service, click Add, and then click OK.

  12. In the Reporting Parameter area, in the Monitoring Object list, click the entry that is not of the type Health Service, and then click Remove.

  13. Click Run to display the Configuration Changes Report.

  14. Click Close to close the report.

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