BWren's Management Space

Operations Manager management packs and other automation technologies

About Brian Wren


About Brian Wren

I'm a Principle Consultant with Microsoft where I have worked since 1996.  I work with customers all over Southern California from my home base in Long Beach and occasionally get out to other states and countries.  Prior to Microsoft, I worked in corporate IT for six years after graduating from USC in 1988.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

In addition to working with a variety of infrastructure products and technologies, I’ve spent my entire Microsoft career automating infrastructure tasks using such technologies as VBScript, Windows Script Host, ADSI, WMI, and PowerShell.  I started working with Operations Manager since it was MOM 2000 and have specialized in management pack authoring since that time.  With Operations Manager 2007, I’ve had a chance to design and author management packs for a variety of customers in addition to working with the Operations Manager product team.  <o:p></o:p>

This blog will primarily focus on Operations Manager 2007 management pack authoring in addition to automating administrative scenarios with Command Shell.  I may also throw in some entries on more general automation and scripting topics like WMI and PowerShell.