Hooray for me! I got my prize from the CEP Contest

  I couple of months ago, Microsoft held a System Center Orchestrator Community Evaluation Program, during this program, a contest was announced. Points was awarded for tweets, re-tweets, blogs and video blogs. Each month the person with the highest number of point, won a trolley from Ogio I was so luck to be the Winner […]

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Where is the Runbook server log files?

  In opalis the Log files for the action server was placed in "\opalis software\opalis integration server\action server\logs"  read more about it here the opalis action server folder does still exist in Scorch 2012 Beta, but it does not contain a logs folder!   Where is the log file then? It has been moved to […]

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Web Service in .NET – Part 1 – Creating a SharePoint 2010 Web part

How to create a simple web part for SharePoint that is connecting to the Orchestrator Web Service
Sample project attatached.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Creating an overview of RunBooks using Orchestrator Web Service and PowerPivot For Excel

In my opinion, one of the greatest improvements in Orchestrator compared to Opalis is the extended web service. Opalis did have a web service too, but the Orchestrator service has a more functionality. One way to utilize this new web service is by using PowerPivot for Excel. PowerPivot for Excel is an addon developed and […]

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using "Common published data" to insert dynamic data.

This article expands the “Write web site” runbook, by adding “Last updated” Date/Time by using “Common published data” in Orchestrator.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Run .Net Script Activity – PowerShell: Inputting and Returning Data

This article describes how to use the Run .Net Activity to run PowerShell Scripts. I have created an example runbook which does the following: Start once every minute. Read a text file containing a list of sites/servers. Parse the list to PowerShell script. PowerShell script tried to ping each address and get the response time. […]

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Installing System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta on a previous Opalis 6.3 server

How to install the new System center Orchestrator Beta on a server that was previously a Opalis 6.3, when the setup insists that opalis is currently installed, even though you have uninstalled it.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta is out!

  Read all the details in Adam Hall blog Article It contains all the links you need! http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/06/17/orchestrator-2012-beta-all-the-useful-links.aspx Downloading as we speak, looking forward to testing the new version in my test environments! I will be blogging about different parts of the orchestrator for the next few months.

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