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  • Blog Post: Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager

    Did you know we have a blog about the Top Support Solutions from our Support Engineers? There you can also find the Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager. There is not only a blog where you can search for the Top Support Solutions for different products but now there is also...
  • Blog Post: Released - Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    Just a short blogpost to let you know we released the Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. Go to Microsoft Download Center and download the following documentation. Overview The downloadable files listed on this page contain the product documentation for the Operations...
  • Blog Post: Update: Put OM2012 Computer Group Members in Maintenance Mode with PowerShell

    I finally found out the issue why this script was not working for everybody. It was because of the different versions of PowerShell. Now it should also work on PowerShell v2. Another possible fix to the empty ComputerGroupsMembernames issue. Last week I saw a request for a PowerShell script which...
  • Blog Post: OM12 Command Shell vs OpsMgr2007 Command Shell

    Now that System Center Operations Manager 2012 (OM12) Beta available is, it’s time to compare the OM12 Command Shell with the OpsMgr 2007 Command Shell .   Snapin vs Module OpsMgr 2007 has a PoweShell Snapin and OM12 uses a PowerShell Module . Modules are a new feature of PowerShell v2 are now widely...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2012 – how to dump management pack bundles (small “improvement”)

    Last week Daniele Grandini posted a great PowerShell script to dump the contents of Management Pack Bundles (.mpb) files and the old MP contents. The script takes just two parameters an input directory where you have to copy MP and MPB files and an output directory where the dumps will be saved. The...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like (visual representation)?

    Today I needed to check the SPN’s for my OM2012 environment and (again) I used some other blogs to confirm my SPN settings. Some of the blogs I always check are the following: References: Operations Manager 2007 SPN's OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like? What is a Service Principal Name (SPN...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Magazine blogpost: Formatting changes for OM2012 in UR1

    My blogpost on the formatting changes for System Center Operations Manager 2012 in Update Rollup 1 has been published on the PowerShell Magazine website . Take a look at my blogpost if you are interested in the PowerShell formatting changes that have been implemented after the release of UR1. Read more...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring non-domain members with OM 2012

    While the rest of the System Center community is in Vegas for MMS2012 I’m helping customers with their questions about System Center Operations Manager 2012. To be honest I’m little jealous on all the people who are in Vegas right now.   So I created some more detailed documentation on how to start...
  • Blog Post: OM12 - Viewing contents Management Pack Bundle files with MPViewer 1.9

    Yesterday I blogged about some small improvements to Daniele Grandini blogpost about a great PowerShell script to dump the contents of Management Pack Bundles (.mpb) files and the old MP contents. But did you knew you can do the same with the new MP Viewer Daniele Muscetta created for OM12 ?   With...
  • Blog Post: OM12 - Creating a Dashboard View with Widgets and store in specific Management Pack

    Today I was playing around with creating some Dashboard Views with Widgets and wanted to store them in their own Management Pack. All the blogs about creating OM 2012 Dashboards store the Dashboards and Widgets in the Default Management Pack. This is by design because all Views (and the Dashboard View...
  • Blog Post: Update: List of latest cumulative update releases for Operations Manager

    This article lists all latest cumulative updates that were released for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I created this overview to easily find the latest Update Rollups for all the different versions of Operations Manager. Hope you also like this overview. Cumulative Updates Overview Windows...
  • Blog Post: Check if new Management Packs have been received using PowerShell

    Today I deployed some new Management Pack in my OM2012 demo environment, and to check if the Management Packs got deployed I checked the Operations Manager Eventlog for eventid 1201. And because I do this every time when I deploy new Management Packs I created a PowerShell script to check for these...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2012 Toolbox

    After posting some years ago a blog post with all the OpsMgr 2007 tools I thought it would be time for a new OM2012 Toolbox blog post. Tool Purpose Description Author Webpage MPViewer 2.2 MP Viewing The previous version 1.7 (that works with OpsMgr 2007 and...
  • Blog Post: Creating a System Center 2012 Operations Manager Alert RSS feed

    In OpsMgr 2007 we had the option to create a RSS Feed for Alerts using the Operations Web Console. Selecting the RSS button would return the following RSS Feed info. In System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OM2012) we don’t have that option anymore. But this is not really an...
  • Blog Post: OM2012 QuickTip: Overview of installed Patches for Agents

    You all have installed Cumulative Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for OpsMgr 2012 , right? If not just follow the steps Kevin described in his blogpost . After installing the UR2 on your agents you want to check if the patches are installed on all your agents. You can just use the following PowerShell command...
  • Blog Post: Clarification on SQL Server Collation Requirements for System Center 2012

    We have published a new blogpost on the System Center: Operations Manager Engineering Team Blog about SQL Server Collation Requirements.   “There has been quite a bit of confusion over the requirements for SQL Server collation for the various components of System Center. We didn’t make a coordinated...