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The size of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Data Warehouse database may grow if many event collection rules exist within management packs.
This problem occurs because the System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Data Warehouse raw event tables are not groomed as expected when the data retention setting is reached for the Event dataset. Therefore, Event partitions (SQL tables that have names that resemble Event.Event_<guid>) remain indefinitely in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Data Warehouse database.
This fix is contained within the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 update. To see a list of issues are fixed and how to obtain the cumulative rollup, refer to this article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971541 Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
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You must have System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix. The Management Pack libraries that are included in this hotfix must be imported only one time per Management Group by using the Management Pack import wizard from a computer that hosts a Microsoft Operations Manager Console role.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
This hotfix contains two updated management pack library files that you must import into the Management Group database by using the Management Pack Import Wizard.
The System.ApplicationLog.Library.mp file (version 6.0.6278.21) that is contained in this hotfix contains only hotfix 952857. For more information about hotfix 952857, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
952857 The Custom Event Report does not list the GenericLog-type events in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
The Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Library.mp file (version 6.0.6278.66) that is contained in this hotfix supersedes hotfix 952857. Both files are supplied for your convenience. Import both files together.
Note After you import the updated Reporting management pack library files, the raw event tables that exceed the retention setting are dropped, and the expected behavior is restored.
To extract the files that are contained in this hotfix, follow these steps:
Copy the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB969130-MP-ENU.MSI file to a local folder or to an available network shared folder.
Run the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB969130-MP-ENU.MSI file locally on each applicable computer that meets the predefined criteria.
You can run the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB969130-MP-ENU.MSI file from Windows Explorer or at a command prompt.
Note the installation path of the file extraction. Typically, the installation path is as follows on a 32-bit Windows operating system:
Program Files\System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility\Q969130
Typically, the installation path is as follows on a 64-bit Windows operating system:
Program Files(x86)\System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility\Q969130
Use the System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 console to import the updated management pack library file (Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Library.mp) from the installation path that you noted in step 3.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
For a list of issues that are fixed in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, refer to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge base:
971410 List of issues that are fixed in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates