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19th Feb 2013

Solution for The certificate specified in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Machine Settings cannot be used for authentication. The error is The credentials supplied to the package were not recognized(0x8009030D)

  Certificates. Fairly easy to setup if you do it from scratch, but if something fails at some point, it can be a little tricky to troubleshoot. Today, I had one of the moments. At a customer we had a running OpsMgr environment with three gateway servers in the DMZ and some agents also in […]

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12th Feb 2013

Working with regular expressions and ip addresses in OpsMgr 2012

Today, one of my costumers asked me to create some groups and Live Maps views containing network devices with a specific ip address range. Now, im a big fan of the “work smarter, not harder” principle, so I wanted the groups and views to be dynamic using regular expressions. I’ve worked with regular expressions before, […]

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7th Feb 2013

Operations Manager 2012 Maintenance Mode

  ”How can I schedule maintenance mode in SCOM 2012?” “How can I put a server in maintenance mode without using the Operations Console?” These are fairly common questions from my costumers. A lot of tools was developed to Operations Manager 2007, but not for 2012, hence this blog. Tool: SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler […]

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28th Jan 2013

Property reference with id {XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX} in workflow cannot be resolved

  Today i was creating a new management pack in the Authoring Console. When I saved I didn’t get any errors, neither did I when I imported it. Shortly after event 1201 (management pack received), I received this event:     I know this is a problem with my newly created management pack, but the […]

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14th Jan 2013

Common issues when working with certificates in OpsMgr

The last couple of weeks I have been working a lot with certificates in Operations Manager 2012 – agents and gateways in workgroup. I have worked so much with this that it feels like I have seen all the possible issues one can meet when configuring this. Both for helping you guys, and as a […]

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11th Dec 2012

Set-SCOMLicense : Requested registry access is not allowed

  My colleague Kåre has already blogged about how to set the Operations Manager 2012 license, to be read here. However, I have experienced this command fails – even when running from an elevated Operations Manager Shell – giving error about registry access:   Solution: Instead of spending hours messing up the the security in […]

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23rd Oct 2012

Could not retrieve a valid database or server scenario for this install

A costumer of mine had an OpsMgr breakdown, due to misconfiguration of run as accounts. We got the first management server up and running again, but I couldn’t get the second to run. I then removed the Operations Manager installation completely and restarted. I logged back on, opened the setup as administrator to install the […]

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19th Oct 2012

Delete OpsMgr 2007 Management Group information

  Scenario: – A running OpsMgr 2007 environment with agents – to be degraded. – New OpsMgr 2012 environment without agents. You start pushing agents from OpsMgr 2012, to the same servers which are monitored in OpsMgr 2007. – You successfully install the agent on all servers, which means the agents now report to both […]

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19th Oct 2012

Operations Manager Web Console Unavailable

  All of a sudden, I received this error at a costumer site. At first I was thinking that it was simply because the web site has stopped, or another IIS-related thing, but all everything was running. I even restarted the web site and the IIS service. But, this was in fact related to framework, […]

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25th Sep 2012

Convert a management pack to XML / unseal a management pack

  In my previous blog I wrote a step by step guide on how to seal a management pack. Say you have a custom created management pack, containing groups and such, which is sealed. Now you need to add another server to this group, which isn’t possible because it is sealed. To unseal you need […]

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