MOM 2005 Ships with New Licensing Model

Highlights of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005—software for centrally monitoring and managing the health of servers—include scalability, security, and management pack improvements; a new reporting system; a new operator’s console; and a new, less-expensive Workgroup Edition aimed at small businesses. However, Microsoft has changed how it licenses the full version: even though all management packs are now free, a shift from per-processor to per-server licenses plus managed device licenses will make it pricier in many scenarios.

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