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  • Blog Post: Reblog: QuickTricks – Select/unselect all in Reports

    Source: System Center Central   I just found this QuickTrick on System Center Central and I could not believe I didn’t know this trick… If you want to Select All or Unselect all in some of the Report Parameters boxes you can just right-click and there it is. Let’s take a look at the Overrides Report...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr can monitor everything: The Coretech Coffee Monitor Management Pack – 0.0.0.1

    How cool is this? Coretech has created a coffee monitor MP. This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot. With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment! This is mostly made as...
  • Blog Post: Public Beta OpenUMR - Cross Monitoring Integrator available

    Today I got a friendly email from Markus Schneider about the general availability of OpenUMR on CodePlex. I was interested in this project but it was not open for public yet. But now it is and it looks very cool. OpenUMR (Open Universal Message Receiver) OpenUMR offers the capability to integrate...
  • Blog Post: When does my OpsMgr 2007 R2 Eval versions ends?

    Today I am at a customer who has installed the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Evaluation version and wanted to know when the evaluation periods ends. I thought the easiest way would be look at the install date of the RMS and add 180 days. So I created a PowerShell script to do that for me. $InstallDate = get-managementserver...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 Release Candidate available from Connect

    There are new OpsMgr 2007 R2 Release Candidate downloads available from Microsoft Connect Date Title Version Category Description 3/25/2009 Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate Release Notes 1 Document Release notes for the R2 RC version of Operations...
  • Blog Post: Reblog: Tool: OpsMgr 2007 - RuntimeHealthExplorer

    Source: Notes on System Center Operations Manager I’ve updated my OpsMgr toolbox collection with a new tool from Marius Sutara called RuntimeHealthExplorer . This tool helps someone with investigation of health state issues. This is what Marius tells about this new OpsMgr tool. “Did you ever wonder what...
  • Blog Post: Updated IPD guide for System Center Operations Manager

    There is an updated version of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for OpsMgr and Windows Deployment Services. The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation...
  • Blog Post: The OperationsManagerDW Schema

    Today I got an internal email telling me that there is new Reporting Documentation for OpsMgr on Microsoft Technet . And I also got a question about information about the SQL Schema’s of the OpsMgr Databases. In the past I’ve blogged about a tool (SqlSpec) that could help finding the Database Schema...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability: Monitor your Unix and Linux Servers with OpsMgr 2007 R2

    Today I created a video demonstrating monitoring your Unix and Linux servers with OpsMgr 2007 R2 for the Dutch LinuxWorld expo next week. I created this video so I can also have a moment to look around at the LinuxWorld Expo ;-) It’s part of a rolling presentation so I didn’t added any sound to it, but...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr Crossplatform Logging on the Unix Agent

    I’m currently busy with learning more about Crossplatform monitoring with OpsMgr 2007 R2 and stumbled on Logging on the Unix Agent for troubleshooting issues. As you may know on the Linux agent you can troubleshoot, manage and manually control the agent by using the scxadmin tool. /opt/microsoft/scx...
  • Blog Post: Reblog: Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta released

    Source: System Center Operations Manager blog The Visio Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 combines the strengths of two applications widely used in enterprise IT to simplify the creation of customized graphical dashboards showing the health of an environment. Examples of such diagrams...
  • Blog Post: Download OpsMgr Guides in one-click

    Have you ever tried to download the files on the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation webpage ? On this page you find all the technical documentation for Operations Manager 2007 R2. Pretty handy to have them downloaded on you workstation for offline reading. But as you see you need...
  • Blog Post: AddToDistList Tool - Adding a computer to the Distribution list on a RunAs Account

    Some weeks ago I saw a question about how to use PowerShell for the ApproveCredentialForDistribution method. This Method Approves a secure credential for distribution to a list of MonitoringObject objects or PartialMonitoringObject objects. Calling this method adds the specified list to the already existing...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit

    The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit is now available for download on Microsoft Download Center .   Overview The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Resource Kit will install the Authoring console, which aids customers in creating and modifying operations management...
  • Blog Post: New Screencast Series: Service Level Dashboard 2.0

    In these three short screencasts, IT Pro Evangelist Matt Hester shows how you can use the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to keep mission-critical, line of business applications up and running.  The dashboard automatically displays application or system availability...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Deployment and Upgrade Best Practices (Level 300)

    Source: Microsoft Technet Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. Audience(s): IT Professional. Duration: 60 Minutes Start Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview Join us for this informative session on deploying Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Lessons learned - The OpsMgr 2007 R2 Universal Connector

    Last week I was asked to help a customer with the configuration of an OpsMgr 2007 R2 connector. Because I had not much hands on experience with the installation and configuration of the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Connectors I installed an configured the Universal Connector in my own test/demo environment. And because...
  • Blog Post: Online documentation on Authoring in Operations Manager 2007 R2

    Now the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit has been released you may want to know more about Authoring in OpsMgr 2007 R2. Did you know you can find all that info on Microsoft TechNet ? Check them out!
  • Blog Post: When will there be WSDL for the MP Catalog Webservice?

    Did you know that in PowerShell V2 using a Web service is very easy with the new Cmdlet New-WebServiceProxy? This would become very handy if the ManagementPackCatalogWebservice had a WSDL ;-) Then we could do some very cool stuff with the ManagementPack Catalog Webservice… Now we have to wait if there...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr Custom Reporting Tips & Tricks

    Lately I’ve been busy creating some OpsMgr Custom Reports for customers and wanted to share some tips & tricks for creating custom OpsMgr Reports. Hope you can use them in your own custom OpsMgr Reports. First some background info on what to use for creating Custom OpsMgr Reports. What do...
  • Blog Post: How to find out what’s new in OM12 for PowerShell

    This week I started to play with Windows 8 and of course one of the first things I looked for was PowerShell 3.0 And then I found a great blogpost on the PowerShellMagazine website by Shay Levy where he shows how find all the changes between the two versions of PowerShell (v2 and v3). That’s when I thought...
  • Blog Post: New version of Savision Live Maps for Operations Manager R2

    I just downloaded and installed the latest version of Savision Live Maps in my demo environment and started creating a new List View for my Linux servers. The new release of Live Maps 4.1 for Operations Manager R2 contains, besides some fixes and performance improvements, a number of new features...
  • Blog Post: New downloads for OpsMgr 2007 R2 on Connect

    There are new downloads available for OpsMgr 2007 R2 on Connect. Bulk URL Editor (BUE) for Operations Manager R2 With Operations Manager 2007 R2, you can now monitor up to 1000 URLs per watcher node and 3000 URLs per management group. However, creating the monitors for that number of URLs has been time...
  • Blog Post: CU6 for System Center Operations Manager R2 Released

    We have released CU6 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 includes all previous cumulative updates for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and includes all cross-platform updates. To download Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2, go to...
  • 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...