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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler

    Source: Everything System Center Operations Manager 2007 Tim McFadden has created a GUI based tool that lets administrators easily schedule maintenance mode for a server or group of servers inside System Center Operations Manager 2007. I’ve updated my toolbox with this great tool.
  • Blog Post: Keep your VHD files as defragmented as possible

    I’ve build a new virtual OpsMgr 2007 SP1 test environment and wanted to optimize the VHD’s as much as possible. To keep the VHD files as defragmented as possible I used Contig v1.54 from SysInternals .
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr Authoring Console available for download

    Source: Operations Manager Product Team Blog The System Center Management Pack Authoring Console 2007 has been released to the Web. Go for download locations to source .
  • Blog Post: Secure Vantage ACS Resource Kit v1.1

    Source: Secure Vantage Weblog Secure Vantage has released an update to the ACS Resource Kit for the community. The ACS Resource Kit now includes a revised version of the ACS Disk Planning Calculator originally posted on System Center Forum, new database utilities for ad-hoc queries and advanced grooming...
  • Blog Post: Answer: Operations Manager Authoring questions from SQLBatman

    I saw a question of SQLBatman about Operations Manager Authoring . Here my attempt to answer those questions. Q : Referenced MP could not be found A : Search on your (Root) Management Server for *.mp files and copy all these files to one directory, like c:\Mps.  If your Authoring Console is on another...
  • 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: Remote Desktop Connection Manager from Microsoft

    Source: Bink.nu Last month we released our Remote Desktop Connection Manager on MS Download. I’v been using this great tool for quite some time now and I would recommend taking a look. This is really a great Remote Desktop Connection tool.  
  • Blog Post: Getting Social. Using Twitter

    Did you ever heard about Twitter ? Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? More and more people in the System Center world are using Twitter as a means to...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive: Savision Live Maps 2.0

    Savision showed their new version Live Maps 2.0 on MMS, and because I’ve been a beta tester I can already tell you it has some great new features. NEW FEATURES Live Maps Web Console The Live Maps web console displays Live Maps maps in Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and above). Any map...
  • Blog Post: Update: OpsMgr 2007 Toolbox

    I’ve updated my OpsMgr 2007 Toolbox with the Windows PowerShell Scriptomatic from Ed Wilson, My Log File Viewer Util from Jeevan Bisht and the Data Warehouse Data Retention Policy tool from Daniel Savage. Here is the link to the updated version. Today I found out that Stuart Renes also created...
  • Blog Post: Updated OpsMgr Toolbox

    Today I updated the OpsMgr Toolbox with the latest version of the Module Explorer v2 from Boris Yanushpolsky. He added another view which instead groups modules by the MP in which the module is defined. This should help in some scenarios where you just want to find a particular module and see its settings...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Scriptomatic

    Ed Wilson has created a Scriptomatic PowerShell Version, which you can download here . This Scriptomatic writes Windows PowerShell scripts that harness the power of WMI (Windows Instrumentation Management) for use in system management and administration. It really has some nice features, like output...
  • Blog Post: Another (web app) OpsMgr Maintenance Mode tool

    Source: Steve Rachui’s Management blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr Steve wrote this tool because he has not seen anything that allows you to setup maintenance mode for remote systems without either having to logon to the RMS, use the operator console or install software/powershell on the remote systems...
  • Blog Post: ShellRunAs by SysInternals

    Source: Marcus Oh The command-line Runas utility is handy for launching programs under different accounts, but it’s not convenient if you’re a heavy Explorer user. ShellRunas provides functionality similar to that of Runas to launch programs as a different user via a convenient shell context...
  • 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: 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: OpsMgr 2007: ModuleExplorer v1 and Run As profile configuration helper v1

    Source:  Boris Yanushpolsky Again has Boris developed a new tool for OpsMgr 2007. Maybe it's time to install Visual Studio and also try to create a new tool for OpsMgr ;-) He wrote a small utility to provide some visibility into the library of modules and information about each module. The utility...