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  • Blog Post: Programmatically Creating Groups

    Well, it looks from my last post that I took about a eight month hiatus from the blog.  Fortunately, I've been doing a bunch of OpsMgr in that time, so I have a bunch of content to get out here.  Just a matter of taking the time to write it up. The one I'll go with first is programmatically...
  • Blog Post: MMS Command Shell Presentation

    As promised, here are all the samples that I am showing in my MMS session on Command Shell. There are also a several samples I'm planning on mentioning but won't have time to show. Hope it's helpful. Given the length of the this, chances are pretty good that I have an error somewhere. Please let me...
  • Blog Post: Scheduling Groups of Objects for Maintenance Mode

    I was given a challenge recently to come up with a solution for an organization that wanted to suppress any alerts for certain computers and services during a particular time window every night. The particular set of objects and the times in question had to be manageable by the administrators - preferably...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Object Properties

    There has been some question about how to get properties for monitoring objects with Command Shell. I wanted to go into this in my MMS session last week, but I already ran out of time just trying to cram in all the topics I did cover. Shouldn't be too tough to explain it here though. If you use Get...
  • Blog Post: Command Shell Presentation at MMS 2008

    I will be doing a presentation at the upcoming MMS 2008 titled Administrative Scenarios using the Operations Manager 2007 Command Shell. This is a bit of a departure for me since I've presented several times at MMS but usually on management packs and custom monitoring scenarios. This will be a chance...
  • Blog Post: Setting Maintenance Mode from an Agent

    My apologies that I forgot to talk about this in my MMS session earlier today. I did mention it to a couple of people after the session. Derek Harkin came up with an interesting method for initiating maintenance mode from an agent. No OpsMgr client of any kind required - just a simple script for the...
  • Blog Post: Exporting Management Packs

    Obviously, /a great way to learn how to author a management pack is to look at existing ones. The problem is that most of the interesting ones are sealed so you can't read the file, and the Operations Console won't allow you to export a sealed management pack. This is actually very easy using Command...
  • Blog Post: One more MMS Follow Up

    As I ran out of time in the MMS session, I quickly showed a script that listed all performance monitors and their thresholds. This came from the SharePoint Portal Server Management Pack Guide . The only change I made was to comment out the command to export the results to a csv so the information would...
  • Blog Post: Great Minds Think Alike

    I just got done with my previous post on setting maintenance mode for a group of objects, and I happened to check Boris Yanushpolsky's blog . Bori's blog is an outstanding reference for various Command Shell scripts, and I have to give him credit for helping me come up to speed on several concepts. Turns...