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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: 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: OpsMgr Scripting explained

    Source: SCOMNIVORE at myITforum.com Vin DiPippo  has written a great article about about some important concepts regarding how scripts are processed by OpsMgr. “Returning to the main topic, anyone that is a script developer has a particular paradigm in mind.  The script is written and...
  • Blog Post: Do OM12 Management Servers have different registry keys?

    Now everybody has downloaded OM12 Release Candidate , it’s time to start exploring. Let’s start exploring the registry of the Management Servers for OM12. And off course we are going to use PowerShell to browse through the OM12 Registry. Let’s open the registry for OM12 on our first Management Server...
  • Blog Post: OpsManJam Tip for SharePoint Dummies

    I already blogged about the new OpsManJam website where you can find unofficial management packs, management pack authoring tutorials and guidance, featured articles on everything OpsManager 2007, command shell scripts, and more.  Kevin Holman also blogged about this website and told that the site...
  • Blog Post: Response: What’s the diff? Or – how to see exactly what is new with an updated MP

    Source: Kevin Holman’s OpsMgr Blog Kevin blogged about ways to find the differences between different versions of a MP. After converting the MP’s to XML files he showed you could use XML Notepad or Beyond Compare to show the differences between the two MP’s. He ends with the question if you have some...
  • Blog Post: Email Alert Notification based on Alert Descriptions

    Have you ever wanted to create email notifications for Alerts based on Alert Descriptions? This cannot be done using the E-mail Notification Channel and Subscriptions settings. This can be done however with the use of the Notification Command Channel with uses a vbscript that sends an email based...
  • Blog Post: Getting the OpsMgr ManagementGroup name with PowerShell (fast)

    Update: Found out that command did not worked when there is only one Management Server. Today I was trying to create some PowerShell scripts for the use with PowerShellASP from /n Software and wanted to find the name of the OpsMgr Management Group. Because I was not sure which Cmdlet could give...
  • Blog Post: Using PSExec to troubleshoot OpsMgr issues

    For OpsMgr quite some people use the local system account as their Action Account. And if things are not working as expected you sometimes want to run a script or other actions under the local system account. I used to use the Task Scheduler to have scripts running under the Local System Account, but...
  • 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: 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: Debugging OpsMgr Scripts

    One of the great advantages of OpsMgr 2007 against MOM 2005 is that you can easily test OpsMgr 2007 scripts from the command prompt. Just go to the C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State and open a command prompt. Type DIR /B /S *.vbs and you find all the scripts...
  • Blog Post: MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

    Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and                Savision Live Maps Blog Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location...
  • Blog Post: Basic Troubleshooting Discovery Script (follow up on Kevin’s Post)

    This week I’m having a MP Authoring Workshop from Brian Wren in the UK and one of the modules of this workshop is Discovery. And to my surprise Kevin Holman published a blog post on Basic troubleshooting of discovery script yesterday. It’s a good start but I’ve some more help on troubleshooting a Discovery...
  • Blog Post: 2011 Scripting Games

                  Grab this badge here! Last year I participated for the first time in the Scripting Games and it was a great experience because I was the lucky winner of PowerShell ASP software from n/Software . But now it’s your chance to participate in the 2011 Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Back from holiday

    I’m back from a long holiday to the South of France (Port-Grimaud). We had great sunny and warm weather and spend quite some time at the beach. I didn’t check my (work) email and only did some twittering during my holiday. So if you want to know what I did during my holiday just check my Twitter account...
  • Blog Post: Have these servers an OpsMgr agent installed?

    Today I got a question from a customer if I would check if a number of servers had an OpsMgr agent installed? Because this was a large list and the number of servers being monitored by OpsMgr was also a very large list I didn’t wanted to to copy and paste all the server names for the text file and...
  • Blog Post: What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?

    How often do you get the question: “What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?” from your co-workers? Especially when they don’t have a clue what is being monitored for their servers. Most of the time you just use the EffectiveConfigurationViewer from the OpsMgr Resource Kit...
  • Blog Post: My Operations Manager 2007 SQL Queries

    Jonathan Almquist started a blog post about Operations Manager 2007 SQL Queries . “I’m starting a new post here, similar to my Command Shell reference . This will include some useful SQL queries that I happen to need and direct my customers to on a daily basis. If you don’t see something here, check...
  • Blog Post: Audio / Video from the January 2009 SCVUG Meeting

    Source: System Center Forum Today I was watching the latest recording of the January 2009 SCUG Meeting and to my surprise I was seeing some info about Debugging Scripts which I blogged about some time ago.    So if you didn’t had time to join the livemeeting go download the recording. Below...