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  • Blog Post: New tool for MP Authoring

    As may or may not have read on the MP Author website Microsoft has decided to partner with Silect to create a MP Authoring tool targeted to IT Pros. This tool is called MP Author and is completely free for all System Center Customers and will be the tool we recommend to IT Pros who need to do MP Authoring...
  • Blog Post: First look at Dell’s Mobile IT solution with Operations Manager Mobile Pack

    Today I listened to the 252st Episode of the  PowerScripting Podcast with Chris Ashley and Dmitry Petrashev from Dell on Mobile IT and PowerGui and wanted to test their Mobile IT Solution with System Center Operations Manager. According to their website Mobile IT makes it easy to provide secure...
  • Blog Post: Get-SCOMAlert Cmdlet, the Criteria Parameter and the Non-Equal Operator

    Wow, that is a cryptic blogtitle Did I already lost you people with this blogpost title? I hope not, because this blogpost is about how to use the Get-SCOMAlert Cmdlet using the Criteria parameter the correct way. Credits for this blogpost go to my colleague Jens Morawietz , because he explained the...
  • 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: 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: Failing OM2012 Gateway Server installation

    This week I needed to install a OM2012 Gateway Server in my demo environment (Windows Server 2012 standard) and the installation was failing with the following error.   After adding the .NET Framework 3.5 using PowerShell the installation was successful.  
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2012: Update Rollup 3 ships, and my experience installing it

    Because Kevin Holman has not published a blog article on the latest release of the Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 for Operations Manager 2012 I thought why should not I do it this time And to be honest this time was a little different then I’ve implemented updates in years. Why? Because...
  • 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: 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: 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: Retrieving the network devices being monitored by OM2012 using PowerShell

    Today I got a question from a co-worker about retrieving the monitored network devices by OM2012 using PowerShell. For Agents it’s pretty simple, you just use the Get-SCOMAgent Cmdlet and you have a nice overview of the Agents being monitored by OM2012. But which Cmdlet should you use to get an overview...
  • Blog Post: Retrieving Management Pack Reference Aliases using PowerShell

    Today I was playing around with some MP Authoring automation using PowerShell and I needed to retrieve the Management Pack Reference Alias within a Management Pack. If you export a Management Pack to XML using the Get-SCOMManagementPack Cmdlet you can view the XML file and its contents. Get - SCOMManagementPack...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

    There is a new Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 available for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. Issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 1 App Controller (KB2790935) Issue 1 Copying a .vhd file between Windows Azure storage accounts may be unsuccessful, and you receive a "Retrieved...
  • Blog Post: New OM2012 PowerShell Function (Remove-SCOMRule)

    Today I got a question from my fellow Premier Field Engineer Anders Bengtsson if I could help him with an OpsMgr PowerShell script he was creating for an Orchestrator Runbook he started to create. And while waiting for a PowerShell workshop I was about to deliver I booted my OM2012 servers and had a...
  • 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: Installing a new OpsMgr 2012 (SP1) environment the fast way

    Some days ago I read a blog post from Bjorn Houben called SCOM2012 – Quick test lab setup OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Beta using prepared VHD . In that blog post he described how he had used the pre-configured System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs to quickly install a test lab setup for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Push Notifications for your OpsMgr Alerts - Part 2

    This is part 2 in a two blog post series about configuring Windows Phone Push Notifications for OpsMgr 2012. Please read blog post part 1 first , if you have not read this. Disclamer: I’ve this only tested on OM2012 SP1 and you need PowerShell v3 to have the script working. In this blog post we are going...