How to populate object properties with data from a database using PowerShell

  You probably know how you can use a registry discovery to populate properties on windows computer instances, but what if you already have the data in SQL database/CMDB and want to avoid having to first write the data to the registry and then use a discovery to get the data into SCOM? Or what […]

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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

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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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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Monitoring Exchange 2013

With Exchange 2013 a new way of monitoring workloads appeared, at least in the windows world. Managed Availability is the name and my guess is, that we will see more of this type of monitoring going forward. As a SCOM administrator you have limited possibilities of creating overrides for Exchange 2013 monitoring. This must be […]

Category: Exchange, Home, Management Packs, Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, SCOM  |  2 Comments

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. […]

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SCOM 2012 R2 APM and Visual Studio TFS 2013 Integration

If you are interested to see how Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and the TFS integration looks in SCOM 2012 R2, then check this short video out. In the video, I demo how three .Net applications are monitored using APM and how alerts from each of them are synchronized to TFS as work items, either to […]

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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 […]

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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

Where is the alert history?

This error has been there before in OpsMgr 2007 and also resolved, however it has been re-introduced in SCOM 2012 and is still an issue in SCOM R2 UR2. If you have active alerts without any alert history or only a recent entry, then it is due to this bug. Until a fix comes out […]

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