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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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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Slides from NIC 2013 in Oslo

Thank you all for the huge show up in Oslo at this year NIC, my first session was about Implementing not Installing Operations Manager 2012. Please download the slides if you did forget something…   Download Slides Implement SCOM 2012 Have a great NIC Kåre

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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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SCOM2012: Using the Get-SCOMAlert Criteria Parameter (Complete Reference)

All about how to use the undocumented Criteria parameter in the Get-SCOMAlert cmdlet

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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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New Application/Tool to create Health Rollups of groups, Classes and Distributed Applications

In the past couple of years I have seen how companies are dealing with presenting their Services, Distributed Applications, Multi-Tired Applications; Many names for the same object. This Diagram Creation has often been a bit difficult, either you could create a group and use the group in Distributed Apps, which could give you a possibility […]

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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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Naming Conventions in SCOM 2012

During many Operations Manager installations at customers two things really struck me – the lack of naming conventions and good coffee – You guys have really good coffee machines which for sure make a consultant daily life easier and even better. Back to Naming Conventions – SCOM is just easier to maintain when you have […]

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OpsMgr: seal a management pack step by step

Sealing a management pack is fairly easy (everything’s easy when you’re good at it, i know), but this can be a little tricky the first couple of times. Follow this guide and you should not encounter any problems! To get started you need to download sn.exe and all referenced management packs. For OpsMgr 2007, these can be […]

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