Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

"Automation does not make a bad process good, it only makes it fail faster!"

12th Dec 2014

Service Management Automation: Runbook/Workflow for getting selected object(s) in an SCSM Request Offering Query Result Question

Hello Everyone! Today It is my turn to write in the Coretech christmas calendar! Currently I am working a lot in Service Management Automation (SMA), a part for Windows Azure Pack. More info: http://aka.ms/introToSMA SMA is based on PowerShell workflow, so this could be used in other scenarios than within SMA. The first example i […]

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27th Oct 2014

SCO 2012 – Reading the last line of a MDT – BDD.log file

Today at my class a student tried to read the last line of a BDD.log file using the “Read Line” activity and setting the lines to “LASTLINE:1” This is the usual method for reading a text file, and it usually works! but in this case we got a weird result! not only one, but 8 […]

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25th Sep 2014

Jeg taler på Microsoft Campus Days 2014

(sorry for the danish, but this is a DK event )   Jeg er igen i år så heldig at jeg har fået lov at tale på Microsoft Campus Days 2014 i København!   Info om min session: System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack – Introduktion til Service Management Automation Service management […]

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23rd Sep 2014

Service Management Automation: SMA Toolkit Released!

Microsoft has collected all of their SMA tools into one tookit called “SMART”   Info from their technet gallery item: The SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART) is a collection of Service Management Automation (SMA) related tools. They are all PowerShell-based and provided as samples, to help achieve the following tasks:   Visualization and Dependency Mapping Tool […]

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23rd Sep 2014

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit: Windows Azure Pack install fails

I am a big fan of PDT but I have been trying to install Windows Azure Pack and the complete system center using PowerShell Deployment Toolkit Using the newest version (currently version 2.64.2611) it fails installing the Windows Azure Pack components! Luckily i found the error: Use a password for the installer user that follows […]

Category: Powershell, Windows Azure Pack  |  2 Comments

23rd Sep 2014

New 3-day Workshop: Windows Azure Pack: Mastering Service Management Automation (SMA)

I am currently in development of my new mastering class in SMA. Here is the detailed info and upcoming dates Title Windows Azure Pack – Mastering Service Management Automation Days 3 Level 300 Trainer Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, Cloud & Data Center MVP. Email: jgs@coretech.dk MVP Profile: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Jakob%20Gottlieb%20Svendsen-5000333 Blog: http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs Summary Go from A to Z […]

Category: Service Management Automation, Windows Azure Pack  |  1 Comment

24th Jun 2014

SCO 2012: Get Active Directory Group members using Get User Activity

  First when I looked in the set of activities, i was surprised that no “Get Group Members” activity exist. After a little playing around i discovered that “Get User” is the activity to use. And i have been using this activity since then.   It is pretty simple to setup.   1. Select a […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  7 Comments

20th May 2014

TechEd 2014 North America – System Center Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 – Video + Downloads

Check out my session from Tech Ed North America Thank you all for a great conference! Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B375#fbid= Download all the content here: Join me at the next workshop in phoenix! June 11th! still room for more students.! http://www.truesec.com/#!lab=Mastering_System_Center_2012_Orchestrator_R2

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6th May 2014

SCO 2012: Use Operations Manager Integration Pack without installing OpsMgr Console on runbook servers

I recently had a friend ask of how to use the IP for Operations Manager without installing the OpsMgr Console on all runbook servers.   Actually, the reason for having the console installed is that the actvities need some SDK Assemblies from OpsMgr. I think they are not delivered with the IP because of license […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  4 Comments

10th Apr 2014

Azure: Microsoft Azure Automation – Its Free!

Last week, Microsoft announced a great new addition to Microsoft Azure, called “Microsoft Azure Automation”. In short, it is the “Service Management Automation” from Windows Azure Pack in Microsoft Azure! This means you can run PowerShell in Azure, without having to worry about servers to execute the code (Runbook Workers). It is all handled by […]

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