Kåre Rude Andersen's Blog

"OpsMgr or SCOM - Now its OMS"

22nd Dec 2014

Unexpected Shutdown Managementpack

Earlier this year I was talking with a customer about Windows servers which unexpectedly shutdown and how to collect info and be able to see a pattern of the crashes. My very good friend Urban Österberg did a great job in doing a great management pack that save crash info and collect the info if […]

Category: Management Packs, Operating Systems, Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  2 Comments

3rd Dec 2014

Measure Mail/SMTP Round Time from SCOM

Have you ever thought about how to measure the actual SMTP/Mail round time on your Mail installation? And have you tried to configure the Exchange MP for external mail bounce without any luck? Its differcult… The solution we did for a customer was first of all to ensure the customer have Exchange on-prem, next develop […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, Scripting, VBScript  |  2 Comments

8th Oct 2014

SCOM 2012 R2 Crossplatform UI Error

Symptom If you have patched/updated your SCOM 2012 R2 environment and are getting the UI Error below – typically when trying to create new Linux Monitors/Rules or one of the Linux/Unix Syntethic Transactions.     Resolution Upgrade your Linux/Unix management packs. Download the new Linux/Unix MPs from> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Import the following management packs: And of […]

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25th Sep 2014

New Version of Coretech Dashboard

The new version have a great interface for presenting your SLA:     Download from http://www.coretech.dk/dashboard – If you already have a license you could download and use your license informations. Have a great Teched Kåre

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18th Aug 2014

SCOM Boot Camp

New training for SCOM – a 5 days SCOM boot Camp with the best from Mastering + Advanced SCOM + Authoring Management Packs. This training is for both the expirienced SCOM Administrator or if you are new to SCOM – But be adviced – we are doing a lot of SCOM Labs during the week. […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, SCOM Training  |  Comment

23rd Jun 2014

Have you ABBA as a Topology view in SCOM?

Or how to remove a picture used as background in SCOM Have you tried the new widgets in SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 – they are really great – it really delivers good possibilities of visualizing your IT Services and presenting information to the right people in your organization. One small thing – if you have […]

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19th May 2014

Execute permission error in SCOM when running Localsystem

I have seen this error a couple of times at different customers. Please always remember to implement a Service Account for both your Data and Config Services. If you are having more than one Management Server and are still running Localsystem, your Report service could give you errors whenever you try to choose a Group […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM R2 Installation  |  Comment

15th May 2014

SCOM 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014

**** This is not supported by Microsoft and should only be done in a Test Environment **** *** Not even in the staging environment – Please *** Some customers have asked me about the gain for using SQL 2014 in the SCOM environment – And I did some fast tests – In my test envronment […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM R2 Installation, SQL and System Center  |  1 Comment

30th Apr 2014

Presenting your IT Services to the right Audience

I am doing a 3 hours session in Stockholm about Presenting/Visualizing IT Services to the organization or your Customers. Sign up and participate – @Labcenter will give a beer while I give you enough knowledge to make great dashboards… We will touch stuff like: Widgets, Powershell, the SDK, Reports, Visio, SLA, SLO. Sign up: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-lab-with-kare-visualizing-presenting-your-stuff-tickets-11462810575 […]

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19th Apr 2014

Find OpenSSL files with SCOM (Heartbleed)

OpenSSL for Windows are two DLL files which could be installed on some of your windows servers. The two files are: libssl32.dll or libssl64.dll and I am not saying these should be removed – but perhaps updated.   Powershell Script You could find the two files either by a powershell script like this one: – […]

Category: Powershell, SCOM, SCOM R2 Installation, VBScript  |  3 Comments