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  • Blog Post: AD Trust Monitor doesn’t reset to Healthy State

    The Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains a monitor named “AD Trust Monitoring”.  This monitor runs a VBScript which queries WMI to get the status of the Domain Trusts on the Domain Controller.  Is the trust has an error status, the Monitor should change to...
  • Blog Post: Unhealthy Monitors Report

    I recently put together an “Unhealthy Monitors” report for an OpsMgr Administrator to see which Monitors are causing the most state degradation in the environment. This report lists all monitors that have objects in an unhealthy state, so we can see which monitors have the most unhealthy...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring a service for State and StartMode

    I recently had a customer that wants to get an alert when a specific service is not Disabled and/or not Stopped. I used the following steps to accomplish this using a "Timed Script Three State Monitor". Even if you do not have this specific need, these steps can be used as a template for creating a monitor...
  • Blog Post: Configuring or Disabling Replication Monitoring in the Active directory Management pack

    The latest version of the Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains some significant changes to Replication Monitoring.  The basic premise is the same, but the Rules and Monitors used have changed a bit. Here’s a quick overview of how Replication Monitoring works: Each...
  • Blog Post: Monitor State Report

    OpsMgr Health Explorer allows you to look at the State of all Monitors for a specific object. But, what if you want to look at the State of a specific Monitor on ALL objects that it applies to? For example, I want to see the state of the “SQL Server Windows Service” Monitor on all objects...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Full Text Search Service Monitor

    This issue is described in the SQL Server Management Pack Guide, but I wanted to blog it since I’ve seen a couple customers hit it. In the current version of the SQL Server Management Pack (version 6.0.6559.0), we have a monitor for the SQL Server Full Text Search Service which is targeted at the...
  • Blog Post: Service Monitors – What does the “State” value mean?

    When you create a Service Monitor in OpsMgr 2007, we get an alert / state change when the service is not running, but this does not necessarily mean that the service is “stopped”.  The monitor attempts to get the “State” of the service, and alerts when the State is not “Running”.  So, what...
  • Blog Post: Using Integers and other “non-string” data types in Rules and Monitors

    If you need to use any non-string data type in the criteria for custom Rules and Monitors, you’ll need to edit the XML in order for it to work properly.  By default, OpsMgr will treat everything as a String value and the Rule/Monitor will not work properly.   For example, I created a rule to...