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  • Blog Post: MPViewer Exports on OPSMANJAM.COM

    You probably have noticed that the MPViewer HTML exports for our management packs that were released “back in the day” have not been kept up to date, nor provided for new MP’s released in the library on the OpsManJam website.   Due to the busy work schedule of the UA team who manages the content...
  • Blog Post: Updated AD Group Membership Custom MP

    Several years ago, a colleague of mine Steve Rachui blogged about a custom management pack template supporting the scenario of allow discovery of AD Security Group membership for agent-managed Windows systems. Recently I was working with this management pack for a customer and identified an opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Custom Operations Manager Reports

    Based off of a recognized demand, I developed a management pack that provides three key reports for Operators and Administrators to leverage. These reports were based off of queries developed by Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist and tuned to support these reports. The three reports that I have included...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

    As you are probably aware, the Deployment Guides that compliment each management pack released by Microsoft do not go into detail highlighting the configuration of all unit monitors defined in a given MP. This can be a challenge when you are working with a service or application owner where they want...
  • Blog Post: How to Use a Textbox Object Picker Control in your Custom Report

    So this is a topic I have been meaning to post in a while now and finally made the time/effort to write it up. This is a scenario that is not documented in the Report Authoring Guide for Operations Manager and I had to go through the reports in the Generic Report Library MP in order to find an example...
  • Blog Post: Management Pack Released - Maintenance Mode

    Last week on http://www.opsmanjam.com my Maintenance Mode management pack was published. However, shortly after releasing it I discovered a couple of bugs, one of which prevents maintenance mode from starting against your targetted set of systems (pretty bad bug) intermitently. I have addressed those...
  • Blog Post: New MP's on OpsManJam

    It has been quite some time since I have posted anything of relevance on my blog. I have been focused on updating some of the management packs that I published a few months ago, such as: Extended Windows Server Active Directory Extended Windows Server System Center Configuration Manager OSD...
  • Blog Post: Performance Optimizations for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012

    Please Note: This blog has been updated to provide guidance on which settings are applicable to Operations Manager 2012. This blog post is based on questions that people who attended our MMS 2010 session BB23 – Operations Manager 2007 SQL Server Configuration for Operations Manager 2007 Administrators...
  • Blog Post: Updated PowerShell Script - Maintenance Mode

    I was recently e-mailed by a colleague regarding the maintenance mode PowerShell script that was originally released by Boris Yanushpolsky (found here ) that worked great for RTM/SP1, but was failing when executed on an OpsMgr 2007 R2 agent managed system. In addition, the script was designed to place...
  • Blog Post: ADMP 2003/2008 - Default Unit Monitor Config

    As promised and avaialble for download, here is the Excel spreadsheet from MPViewe that I edited to provide a breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Active Directory management pack. While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Active Directory version 2003, it also applies to 2008. If you find...
  • Blog Post: Extended Exchange 2010 Management Pack released on TechNet Gallery

    Today I published on the TechNet Gallery, a custom management pack for providing additional montoring of Exchange Server 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012. The following new features are new in this release of the Extended Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack: Includes performance...
  • Blog Post: I'm Back at Microsoft

    After a brief departure from Microsoft I recently returned and will be actively blogging again. I just updated the blog post - "Performance Optimizations For Operations Manager 2007 R2" to include guidance for Operations Manager 2012, so please check that out as I know many of you have been asking what...
  • Blog Post: Run As Profiles in Operations Manager 2007 R2

    One of the new features of R2 that hasn't received any attention yet (at least to my knowledge) is how we changed the functionality of Run As Profiles. Today in Operations Manager 2007, you associate a RunAs Account for a particular RunAs Profile on a specific computer. Pretty straight forward and if...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 Console on Windows 7

    Over the weekend I was able to make the time needed to wipe and load Windows 7 Beta, which I can say with much enthusiasm is stellar (really, I am not saying that because I work for Microsoft). Anywho, I installed the Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Operations Console and fired it up to see how it would...