Management pack templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard are used to create and target custom Essentials 2007 object types, enabling you to extend the management capabilities of Essentials 2007.

When you create a custom object type with the Add Monitoring Wizard, the attributes, monitors, object discoveries, rules, tasks, and views necessary to start monitoring the applicable objects are automatically created and added with the object type to the specified management pack. These display in the Essentials 2007 console and are managed just as if they were originally provided with the management pack.

Essentials 2007 provides templates for similar object types to help make it easier to create custom Essentials 2007 objects with the Add Monitoring Wizard. This is comparable to the Microsoft Word templates that help make it easier to create similar Word document types. Essentials 2007 provides the following templates:

New templates can be added to the management group. For example, the ASP .NET management pack adds the ASP .NET Application and ASP.NET Web Service templates.

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