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  • Blog Post: Using Script Debugger for debugging OpsMgr Scripts

    When I was watching the recording from the January 2009 SCVUG Meeting, Pete Zerger showed that you could use a script debugger when debugging scripts. Till now I had not used a script debugger so I thought why not enable the just-in-time script debugger from Visual C# 2008 Express Edition I’ve running...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 SDK documentation and helpfile

    Source: Operations Manager Product Team and Clive Eastwood The Operations Manager 2007 SDK documentation is available on MSDN at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108753 , and it is now also available on the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108754 . Recent updates...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 Capacity Planning Model released for System Center Capacity Planner 2007

    Source: Clive Eastwood The capacity planning model for OpsMgr07 has now been released for SCCP 2007. Read more on source .
  • Blog Post: Tip on Custom OpsMgr Report Parameters

    Sorry for not posting any new OpsMgr posts lately, but I’m just too busy right now. Hopefully I’ve some more time in the future, because I’ve quite some things to blog about. But today I was creating a Custom OpsMgr Report in Microsoft Visual Studio for a customer and needed to have some Default Parameters...
  • Blog Post: Everything you wanted to know about OpsMgr Data Warehouse Grooming but were afraid to ask

    I know there are already quite some other blog posts about OpsMgr Data Warehouse Grooming. But I was helping a customer with grooming their OpsMgr Data Warehouse Database (OperationsManagerdw) and got some questions. And you may have the same questions but you are afraid to ask ;-) How can I change...
  • Blog Post: Reblog: Operator Basics: getting started with Operations Manager

    Source: Words and Software I case you maybe missed this blog. Jeanie Decker is announcing that the  Operator Basics SuperFlow for Operations Manager 2007 is available for download! “ Superflow , you wonder? Configuration Manager pioneered this format for delivering information. It provides a complete...
  • Blog Post: New version of PowerShell Event Creator for Operations Manager 2007

    Some month ago I created a PowerShell Event Creator and quite some people liked what I did ;-) Now Ken has made some great additions to this PS script. How cool is that? This are the additions he made: Modification so that you can log events in any Event Log using the Source to look up which...
  • Blog Post: Generating an Alert after service being stopped n-times within certain time

    Scenario: The Windows NT Service of a buggy application crashes regularly and is restarted automatically with an Recovery Task. You only want to receive an Alert if this happens n-times within a specified time. Steps: Create a Basic Service Monitor which does not generate an Alert. Create a Recovery...
  • Blog Post: More info on Windows Server 2003 Cluster Management Pack

    Source: Marius Sutara Weblog After the release of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 I had some questions and got them answered pretty quick by Marius. But for everyone who want to know more on the MSCS MP just visit Marius's Weblog . He shows a Diagram...
  • Blog Post: MP Authoring Helper

    This week I’m having an internal MP Authoring Workshop from Brian Wren and I learned that it’s sometimes handy to have information available that’s not available when having the MP Authoring tool open. You can not switch to the Service Model when you have an other windows open. That’s why I created...
  • Blog Post: The Partner Pack Newsletter: Subject related to MP Best Practices

    Source: MOMTeam Maybe you have missed the blog post from Chris Fox about The Partner Pack Newsletter on the MOMTeam blog. What is  The Partner Pack?   The Partner Pack is a bi-weekly newsletter that  focuses on topical subjects related to Management Pack best practices.   Started...
  • Blog Post: New OpsMgr Tool: OpsMgr Alert Closer

    Source: Pavleck.Net I updated my OpsMgr Toolbox with a new OpsMgr Tool called OpsMgr Alert Closer from Jeremy D. Pavleck. It takes 2 arguments - your RMS and an optional comment to insert when you resolve the alert. It then connects to the SDK service on the RMS, retrieves all open alerts, then resolves...
  • Blog Post: The Health of the Root Management Server is in a Gray “Not Monitored” State

    Source: SMS&MOM J.C. Hornbeck published an article from Lenny Wile on the Health of the Root Management Server is in a Grey “Not Monitored” State a couple of days ago. And you know what? I was facing the same issue after migrating my VM’s to Hyper-V yesterday.     But...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 toolbox

    There are so many tools currently developed that it is hard to know where to find them. Here is a list that I know of maybe it’s helpful to you. Please let me know if I’m missing one. Tool Purpose Description Author Website Mpviewer 1.7 MP viewing Browse for both...
  • Blog Post: System Center Podcasts?

    Are you listening to Podcasts? Then you could take a look at some System Center Podcasts on our Podcast Home website . Here is a list but there are many more to be found. Successfully Monitor UNIX and Linux Alongside Your Windows Infrastructure with Operations Manager 2007 R2 Duration: 00:51...
  • Blog Post: Savision joins System Center Alliance

    Source: Techlog Savision B.V. announced its participation in Microsoft's System Center Alliance. Savision’s participation builds upon its strong relationship with the System Center Product Group and creates new opportunities to closely collaborate with other ISV partners. Savision’s inclusion...
  • Blog Post: Video about EMC on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

    I just stumbled on this video from Marie-Pierre Belanger about EMC Smarts and OpsMgr 2007 integrated solution. Benefits: Fills in network blindspot Discover Manage non-Microsoft Applications Extend Microsoft deployment managing other technology beyond basic IP Key Technology ingredients: Rich Discovery...
  • Blog Post: Not at MMS what now?

    So if you are not at MMS in Las Vegas like me what to do if you want follow what is going on in the System Center (OpsMgr) field? These are things I’m doing to follow what is going on. RSS feeds: Wally’s Weblog System Center Forum System Center Virtual User Group Weblog Nexus SC: The System...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of Scheduled Tasks - Management Pack from Inovativ

    Scheduled Tasks - Management Pack INOVATIV presents the Scheduled Tasks management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. Completely free and without any restrictions! They have put their experience of System Center products and solutions to work in this completely native management pack. The...
  • Blog Post: Update Toolbox: Log Smith for Operations Manager

    Source: System Center Forum Stefan Koell has released v1 of LogSmith for Operations Manage r . LogSmith connects to your RMS and allows you to filter and sort events in the Operations Manager Event Log with ease - very nice for slicing and dicing the log quickly in large environments. I’ve updated...
  • Blog Post: Goaaaal! MPViewer with export to Excel

    Source: Boris Yanusholsky Update: I found that the that the MPViewer export to HTML functionality didn’t work with the latest version of the E12 MP (Silect MPStudio Lite also has an issue with this MP when you want to document this MP). This was caused by a bug in MPViewer and Boris corrected it ;...
  • Blog Post: Finding scripts in OpsMgr 2007 MPs

    Did you ever wanted to know which scripts are used in a MP? Today I found a way to do that using PowerShell and a Xpath query. Here are the steps I’ve taken: Export the MP to XML Open PowerShell and load the exported XML $xml = New-Object "System.Xml.XmlDocument" $xml.Load("c:\temp\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Anybody wants to test my OpsMgr MP Authoring PowerGUI PowerPack?

    I just created my first PowerGUI PowerPack which you can use together with the MP Authoring Console. Just like I blogged previously in my MP Authoring Helper PowerShell script here . Here a teaser screenshot of the PowerGUI PowerPack.   It’s just a first version I created and I would like to have...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Pro SCOM and SCCM Connectors

    Source: Microsoft Download Center With Microsoft Visio 2007 Pro the user now has the ability to connect data to diagrams and use data graphics to make the visualization more meaningful and impactful. The OpsManager and ConfigManager Solution for Visio 2007 Pro helps you visualize your key reports. Using...
  • Blog Post: New MPViewer version by Boris

    Source: Boris Yanushpolsky Boris has released a new version of his already famous MPViewer. It's version 1.3. Check out his website for more info. Maybe I should try to contact Boris when I'm here during my internal Microsoft Services training so I can ask if he can implement an auto update feature in...