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  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell OData Provider Module for OneGet and PowerShellGet

    After playing with OneGet and PowerShellGet for some time now I wanted to dive into the OData feed that both new PowerShell v5 preview features are using. Let me first summarize OneGet and PowerShellGet. OneGet is a new way to discover and install software packages from around the web. With OneGet, you...
  • Blog Post: What is my in PowerShell Profile?

    This week Ed Wilson (Hey Scripting Guy) shares information about what people have in their Windows PowerShell profile. Interested to know what I’ve in myPowerShell profile? Check the following blog post called  “ What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Microsoft PFEs' Favorites ” Go update your Profile...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Grid Widget Helper

    I already blogged about the new PowerShell Grid Widget which came with the release of UR2 for System Center 2012 R2 where we included updates for the Widgets which allow you to create richer dashboard visualization within Operations Manager. If you look at the Walkthrough I created, there is a part where...
  • Blog Post: Interesting announcements during TechEd North America 2014

    I don’t know if you have noticed but we are this week hosting our TechEd North America 2014 event in Houston, Texas. TechEd North America is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources...
  • Blog Post: Viewing NuGet Packages with the NuGet Explorer

    You may have seen that we released the the Windows Management Framework V5 Preview and that one of the new features  is Windows PowerShell OneGet. OneGet is designed to dramatically simplify how you discover and install software packages. Windows PowerShell OneGet OneGet is a new way to discover...
  • Blog Post: Dutch Windows Management User Group event on 12 February 2014

    On the 12th of February 2014 the Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG NL) is organizing an event about Monitoring . I’ll also present a session about this topic Session title: Using PowerShell with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Description:  Introduction on how to use PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: New Windows PowerShell Best Practices book by Ed Wilson

    Warning! This is a shameless plug to buy the latest version of Ed Wilson’s Windows PowerShell Best Practices book. But I’ve a great reason because I made a very small contribution to the book and I’m pretty proud to say the least. And to make it an even better deal you can get a discount on the eBook...
  • Blog Post: Old Blog post about Compiling commandline application for Creating and Updating Groups

    Marco Shaw published a blogpost about and Advanced example using PowerShell and the OpsMgr SDK: Creating and Updating Groups and mentioned an old blog post from me which he could not find anymore. Here is that blog post from me (without the pictures) Compiling commandline application for Creating and...
  • Blog Post: Sneak preview of sealed MPs using PowerShell

    Today I needed to check if a customer had installed the latest versions of available Management Packs. And there are many tools that can help you with that, but I wanted to know if the downloaded MP files had a newer version than the ones installed in the Management Group. I could have used  Boris...
  • 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: New PowerShell Event Creator for Operations Manager 2007

    Did you remember the Event Creator for MOM 2005 which was available in the Resource Kit? You could use this tool to create events for testing Management Packs. Event Creator enables you to choose event sources for the existing event logs that are currently registered. You can probably use this tool also...
  • Blog Post: Repost: Programmatically Check for Management Pack updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2

    Repost ;-) In the Twitter world we use Retweet if you post the tweet of someone else. So why not do it with blogposts ;-) That way you can easy filter on subject. My colleague Daniele Muscetta has posted an great article about using PowerShell to Check for updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2. I wish had found...
  • Blog Post: Finding Referenced Management Packs

    Today I was helping a customer with some OpsMgr MP authoring and you sometimes need to find a Referenced Management Pack before you can edit a MP in the Authoring Console.       It’s sometimes difficult to find the correct Version of a MP if you have stored different versions on your system...
  • 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: 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: 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: PowerShell: State Changes for a specified Monitor

    This week a got a question from a customer about ‘flapping’ taking place from a Monitor. I found out that they meant the State Changes that took place for a newly created Monitor. They found out that for a certain machine the State changed quite often and this was caused by a Recovery Task that was part...
  • 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: Windows PowerShell Quick Reference

    Just doing some PowerShell stuff to forget I could have been in Las Vegas for MMS 2010, I stumbled on this PowerShell Quick Reference. Quick reference guide to commonly-used Windows PowerShell commands. For best results, open the file in Microsoft Word, print the contents to legal-sized paper (8 inches...
  • Blog Post: Updated version: Download MMS 2013 Videos from Channel 9

    Sitting at the McCarran International Airport waiting for my flight to Amsterdam (the Netherlands) I had some time to kill so I wrote a simpel PowerShell script which helps to easily download the MMS 2013 sessions from the Channel 9 RSS feed . Using the Out-GridView Cmdlet you can easily select the sessions...
  • Blog Post: Pulling OpsMgr Company Knowledge from Management Pack and send it to email

    Some weeks ago I got a question from Marnix Wolf asking if it’s possible to retrieve Company Knowledge for a monitor or rule and sent that as email. And after an evening playing around with PowerShell I created a PowerShell script that could do exactly that.   Pre-requisites: OpsMgr 2007 (R2) PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: First Dutch PowerShell User Group Meeting

    We are very happy to announce the first DuPSUG meeting. This will be held at Master IT in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) on Friday the 23th of November at Master IT in Eindhoven (Netherlands) . The speakers and their sessions are: Speaker: Ed Wilson About: Ed Wilson, MCSE, MSCBA, MCT is the Microsoft Scripting...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell List all Object Discoveries targeted to Windows Servers

    I’m currently trying to find a way to automatically create overrides for Object Discoveries targeted to Windows Servers. More to come soon I hope ;-) But before doing that I wanted to find all Object Discoveries targeted to Windows Server first. And with the help of some PowerShell friends (first...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Push Notifications for your OpsMgr Alerts - Part 1

    Did you know you can easily create your own Windows Phone Push Notifications using the Notify My Windows Phone app? NMWP is a platform that helps you push information to virtually any Windows Phone 7 (and 8) device you own. What do you need to get started? Windows Phone 7 or 8 The NMWP app from the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Finding scripts in MP with PowerShell

    Have you ever wanted to know which scripts are being using in a Management Pack? I did ;-) You would normally use the MPViewer from Boris Yanushpolsky to have a look into the MP. But the MPViewer does not show you a list of all the scripts being used in the MP. Suppose you want to know which scripts...