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  • Blog Post: Looking for feedback on Operations Manager and Advisor

    The Operations Manager/Advisor product group is looking for feedback from customers who are currently using both Operations Manager and Advisor or are thinking about using Operations Manager and Advisor. To provide feedback follow this link to the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K7FWHWW ...
  • Blog Post: Join us at TechEd 2014 to see how we are changing your Operational Investigation experience for the better. #DCIM-B369

    We have an exciting new session ( DCIM-B369 Extending Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager ) at TechEd 2014 this year where we will show you how the brand ' new ' Advisor capabilities we have added will change the way you investigate Operational issues. This will be the first time...
  • Blog Post: MOM is a movie star!

    MOM 2005 is featured in a new Harrison Ford movie that recently came out called Firewall. While I can't say much for the movie itself, it was cool to see MOM in action on the big screen. You can clearly see MOM running on a second monitor in Harrison Ford's office about a third of the way through...
  • Blog Post: Take Control of your MOM 2005 Operator Console Experience with .omc Files

    The MOM 2005 Operator Console has a great hidden feature most people don't know about - .omc files! A .omc file is a file which stores your personalization settings for the console session. You can do a File/Save As at any time to start a new .omc file. From then on, while you have the file "open" your...
  • Blog Post: grayed out healthy agent icon

    Recently we have been receiving some questions on the meaning of the 'grayed-out, Healthy' agent status icon (see picture below). You will see this in the Monitoring space in the Computers view and the Discovered Inventory view and the Operations Manager ==> Agent ==> Agent Health State view...
  • Blog Post: Edit Company Knowledge prerequisites

    Company Knowledge is used to capture the steps required to resolve an alert in your OpsMgr installation. When paired with the Product knowledge (which provides you with the application developers knowledge on the causes and suggested resolution steps for an alert), the two will help any operator with...
  • Blog Post: Getting headaches trying to figure out why you are seeing the 'Not Monitored' state for Management Servers or Agents?

    Every week I see one customer running into an issue where they either see the management servers or agents showing up as not monitored. While there a number of reasons why these roles may show up as being ‘not monitored’ I wanted to list out a couple of things to check to help you figure out what the...
  • 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: Introducing Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards

    As you’ve likely seen or heard, System Center Operations Manager 2012 contains significant enhancements in the ability to display data through the use of its new dashboard technologies. This post is the first in a series of dashboard-related posts introducing these new abilities. Why did we...
  • Blog Post: Running Multiple MOM Consoles at Once

    We had an interesting thread today on an internal alias about running multiple MOM consoles simultaneously. The following are supported configurations: Run multiple MOM 2000 consoles at once - create more than one MMC console with a MOM 2000 administrator console. Each console can point at the...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Refreshing the Perf View in the MOM console

    Quite a few customers have asked 'Why doesn’t the performance view automatically refresh like the other views in the operator console?" This is a great question. There are basically two reasons for this: 1. The performance view takes quite a bit of processing power on the database to generate....
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2012 SP1 User Experience Issues Resolved with UPDATE ROLLUP 2

    With the latest update rollup we resolved 2 major user experience issues customers have given us feedback on. 1. Hostname\Display Name in “Object by Performance” widget is empty I am happy to announce that we addressed the issue where the display name in Object By Performance widget...
  • Blog Post: Playing a Sound When a New MOM Alert Comes In

    We had another one of those interesting threads on an internal distribution alias today about playing a sound when a new alert comes into MOM. While MOM doesnt support this natively, the contributors to this thread came up with some interesting options: Instead of or in addition to playing a...
  • Blog Post: Creating a read-only MOM Operator Console

    A question that I hear frequently is "How do I create a read-only Operator Console"? The MOM security groups are 'MOM User', 'MOM Author', and 'MOM Administrator'. Unfortunately, there is no 'MOM Read-only User' security group. This means that there is no possibility of creating a completely secure...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Alert Widget

    In a previous post , my co-worker Chris showed off our new Performance Widget and detailed how to configure it. Continuing with our series of post on Dashboards and Widgets in System Center Operations Manager 2012, today I plan on focusing on configuring the new Alert Widget . (Like the last performance...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Performance Widget

    In a previous post my friend and co-worker Dale introduced the new Dashboard capability in System Center Operations Manager 2012. He showed a screenshot of a dashboard containing a Performance Widget, but now I want to show you how to configure your own Performance Widget. First however, I have some...