SCO 2012 – Reading the last line of a MDT – BDD.log file

Today at my class a student tried to read the last line of a BDD.log file using the “Read Line” activity and setting the lines to “LASTLINE:1” This is the usual method for reading a text file, and it usually works! but in this case we got a weird result! not only one, but 8 […]

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SCO 2012: Get Active Directory Group members using Get User Activity

  First when I looked in the set of activities, i was surprised that no “Get Group Members” activity exist. After a little playing around i discovered that “Get User” is the activity to use. And i have been using this activity since then.   It is pretty simple to setup.   1. Select a […]

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SCO 2012: Use Operations Manager Integration Pack without installing OpsMgr Console on runbook servers

I recently had a friend ask of how to use the IP for Operations Manager without installing the OpsMgr Console on all runbook servers.   Actually, the reason for having the console installed is that the actvities need some SDK Assemblies from OpsMgr. I think they are not delivered with the IP because of license […]

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SCO2012/WAP/SMA: VIDEO – Integrating a LEGO Mindstorms Robot using SMA/PowerShell

By request I have uploaded the short video of my Windows Azure Pack & Service Management Automation (SMA) Demo this friday!     URL: http://youtu.be/1Al-dY-DHlw   Robot is LIVE at about 02:30 !! From the creators of Coretech Coffee Monitor , here comes a short movie of the demo of how to integrate LEGO Mindstorms […]

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SCO 2012: Force a Failed status of the runbook!

There are a number of scenarios where you want to fail your runbook and make sure that the runbook status is “failed” this could, for instance be Triggering runbook from service manager, or other external system which checks the result Triggering from PowerShell If you want to use the statistics properly in orchestrator. There is […]

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SCSM & SCO – Management Pack Transfer Tool Beta 3 – Freeware!

New version out! a few bugs have been fixed, and the mappings are now kept properly! (see changelog below)   Download from TechNet Gallery   Have you ever tried to transfer some Request Offerings that contains runbooks from one environment to the other? You will notice that is it not possible by default. Problem is […]

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NIC 2014 – Slides and Software (Runbooks, MPs, Tools)

I have just completed my 2 sessions at NIC2014. As promised i have uploaded my slides and extras Runbooks Management Packs Tools there might be glitches and mistakes in the runbooks, so do not hesitate to contact me

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SCO/SCSM 2012: Approval does not work from portal when review activity was created by runbook/script/SDK!

Today i had this weird problem.   The Review activities i created from my orchestrator runbook, did not work! I was able to approve, but they never completed! But this was only the case when approving from the portal. It worked as expected from the console!   After some research i managed to find the […]

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SCO/SCSM 2012: Create Objects with Activities with Coretech Integration Pack for SCSM 2012 Extension Beta !

Create any kind of SCSM Object based on a template.
This activity add all activities with the correct prefix, as a workaround for use with the official SCSM IP

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SCO/SCOM 2012: Get Alerts / Monitor Alerts – How to Filter on empty/null property

When using orchestrator, a lot of activities contain a filter Get Alert / Monitor Alert is some of them. The following workaround is tested for the above 2 activities, but i think it does apply to other filter activities too. (have not had the time to test yet, comments are welcomed!).   I ran into […]

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