Morten Meisler's Blog





15th Nov 2016

VIP Users Part 2 or how to synchronize group membership from AD to SCSM

Dealing with VIP users is a common practice within Service Management. This old blogpost explains a very good approach to mark VIP users in SCSM as VIP users. We simply extend the User class with an extra boolean property (true/false) and we then expose that property on the Incident right under the Affected User. That […]

Category: Powershell, Service Management Automation, Service Manager  |  2 Comments

21st Sep 2016

Azure Automation + Slack + Service Manager

In this post I will demonstrate an example on how to use the popular team collaboration tool Slack together with Azure Automation to retrieve data from your on-premise SCSM environment. The data in this example are Incidents retrieved via an Azure Powershell runbook. The setup is very simple and does not require any development skills […]

Category: Azure Automation, Microsoft Azure, Service Manager  |  Comment

12th Jul 2016

Cireson Portal – Getting started with customization and general tips & tricks

  This post is made to help you get started with customizing the Cireson self-service Portal, but also includes a collection of customization code examples and tips you perhaps didn’t know about. The blogpost will mainly focus on customization done in CSS and Javascript/jQuery and not the customization you can do via the Cireson administration […]

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15th Dec 2015

SCSM Send Email for Cireson Analyst Portal

07-12-2016 Updated to support Cireson Portal 6+ Many people still use the community solution called Send Email made by Travis Wright for Incident and later extended to Service Requests by Patrick Sundqvist. This allows the analyst to write a message to the Affected User or other related users on the Incident or Service Request and […]

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19th Oct 2015

How are my SCSM views performing?

Powershell script to analyze all existing SCSM Views and find out if there is any performance issues.

Category: Administration, Service Manager  |  1 Comment

12th May 2015

Impacted Business Services – Free console task for SCSM

UPDATE: 24-11-2015: Version 2.0: Added support for localization. Open the new provided Coretech.ImpactedBusinessService.Configuration.xml Management Pack and edit/add language pack sections (instructions inside) Example of German translation (thanks to Florian Schwendtner): Added ability to choose own columns related to the System.Service class (instructions inside configuration management pack) The Listview is now a Service Manager listview Added […]

Category: Administration, Management Packs, Service Manager  |  2 Comments

11th Dec 2014

Service Manager powershell snippets

Merry x-mas! In today’s December calendar tips & trick I’m going to a post some useful powershell snippets for Service Manager. As we all know, the December 11th is the special day where the Bethlehem-powershell star outshined all the others.        The scripts here is mostly for administrative purposes. They are of course […]

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29th Jan 2014

AD-Connector – Running with Error: Stopping at 92% – Object instance not set to an instance of an object

Yesterday I encountered an error I haven’t seen before when trying to set up a new AD Connector in SCSM. The connector always stopped at 92% and generated the following error in the eventlog: Data synchronization failed by DefaultCache.MomStore.ADUsers_Manager.DefaultCache.ADConnector.5f4e989660d749b6b420fb4532c5ed9a:Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ServiceManager.Connector.Sql.DataConnectorSql. Exception type:NullReferenceException Exception message:Object reference not set to an instance of an object.. StackTrace: at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ServiceManager.Linking.Consumer.OperationalStore.DataSetTransformer.ComputeManagerDeletes(Dictionary`2 […]

Category: Administration, Service Manager  |  1 Comment

27th Dec 2013

Set-SCSMTemplateWithActivities powershell script

UPDATE 02-01-2014: Fixed some issues in script   When dealing with the cmdlet: Set-SCSMTemplate in SMLets, you might have noticed that if you apply a template with activities, the prefix of the ID’s (e.g. RA300 or MA250) is all missing. And it’s the same issue if done via the SDK or Orchestrator. One workaround, described […]

Category: Administration, Home, Powershell, Scripting, Service Manager  |  16 Comments

20th Sep 2013

Solution to clean User Input from Service Manager Portal and commit it to the Action Log

This solution converts end-user userinput from Service Manager Portal into a clean formated string table and commits it to a new Action Log entry in top. The script can be modified for other purposes: e.g. used in Orchestrator or appended to the description field.

Category: Administration, Home, Service Manager, Technet  |  32 Comments