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  • Blog Post: Slow tab expansion in Ops Mgr Powershell V2 console

    I am a big Powershell fan, and I use the Powershell console regularly. Depending on what I’m taking care of at the time, I might be using the plain vanilla console or I might be using the Operations Manager snapin to work with the latest builds of our product. In both contexts, I find that a tab expansion...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr PowerShell Survey

    Operations Manager 2007 was one of the first products from Microsoft to ship with PowerShell capabilities out of the box. The Operations Manager Command Shell, which is an optional component of the UI installation, includes a snap-in containing 80+ OpsMgr specific cmdlets and a navigational provider...
  • Blog Post: How to Delete an Operations Manager 2007 Managed Object from a Management Group using PowerShell (Updated PS script which works on PowerShell V2 and above)

    (Updated PS script below which works on PowerShell V2 and above) We have had some customers ask us if there is a way to remove an agent managed computer using PowerShell from OpsMgr 2007 after the agent managed computer has been turned off. The scenario is that the machine that has an agent installed...
  • Blog Post: Setting up the Operations Manager Web Part

    Setting Up the Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part 20 April 2012: Updated with notes on configuration with SSL. Why would you want to do this? General Prerequisites Installing the Web Part Setting up a Target Application in the SharePoint Secure Store (Optional) Setting up the...
  • Blog Post: Removing orphaned Operations Management agents using PowerShell

    Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about how to remove orphaned SCOM 2007 agents using PowerShell: ===== Symptom In a System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Command shell, you may see agents that are still in a pending management state even though they do not...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Script to Backup OpsMgr Overrides and Unsealed Management Packs

    Attached is a PowerShell script that can be used to backup overrides and unsealed Management Packs from Operations Manager 2012, as well as OpsMgr 2007 R2 . This script is an update to the PS script that my friend Boris Y had written a while ago. The updates include… Runs on Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Using the OpsMgr command shell to get DB grooming settings

    [Chris Carlson origionally posted this to the Monitoring Microsoft blog, which has been discontinued] During a recent project I was working on I needed a way to programmatically query for the currently configured values of our OpsDB grooming settings so I began poking around the OpsMgr command shell...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP1 Management Pack ships. Version 14.02.0071.0

    Post from one of our Community Pillars - Kevin Holman . Big thanks to Åke Pettersson from our team for driving this. http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/04/07/exchange-2010-sp1-management-pack-ships-version-14-02-0071-0.aspx --- Get it from the MS Download site: http...
  • Blog Post: Useful PowerShell Commands for Operations Manager 2007

    I was looking through all of the new articles over on our TechNet Wiki and came across this one that I thought you might find useful.  It was written by Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Mazen Ahmed and it contains a few PowerShell commands that will come in handy when managing System Center Operations...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting OpsMgr 2007 and OpsMgr 2012 certificate issues with PowerShell

    The steps for configuring certificates in Operations Manager are numerous and one can easily get them confused. I see posts to the newsgroups and discussion lists regularly trying to troubleshoot why certificate authentication is not working, perhaps for a workgroup machine or gateway. Sometimes it takes...
  • Blog Post: KB: How to add a product key to an eval version of System Center 2012 Operations Manager

    Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to update or add the product key in System Center 2012 Operations Manager: ===== Symptoms After you installing System Center 2012 Operations Manager, you may look at Help -> About and see (Eval) after the Version info.This...