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December 3rd – SQL Stored Procedure in a SCOM Widget

Download Stored Procedure: Download Web Site:  If you already knows about the Widgets in SCOM you have perhaps thought about how to execute a stored procedure against a SQL server directly from your console. However – I have used the following use-cases a couple of times before and used it for presenting different information. In […]

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Great SQL Dashboard in SCOM (does not work for the mob)

I did for sure participate in the very nice but early presentation of the new SQL Dashboards (SQL MP 6.6.0.0) at Ignite 2015. And the Dashboards really looks great, so it’s a pleasure that they also have enabled the possibibility of using the new presentation as a Widget so you yourself are able to build […]

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Specify a Runas Account for a monitor

If you need to individualize a monitor to run with a specific Account in SCOM, you could do it like this Powershell sample. Before importing the Managementpack please download and install the SamplePowershellMonitorWizardMP.zip, this is a really good one which easily take care of implementing Powershell script directly in the console. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-17b76379 After this import […]

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Group Creation Tool for Operations Manager

  Most people have a love hate relationship with Groups in in Operations Manager, you cannot really avoid them but there are some catches when you begin to work with them but let me explain in short. A group is a collection of objects. They can be instances of the same class or of different […]

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Unexpected Shutdown Managementpack

Earlier this year I was talking with a customer about Windows servers which unexpectedly shutdown and how to collect info and be able to see a pattern of the crashes. My very good friend Urban Österberg did a great job in doing a great management pack that save crash info and collect the info if […]

Category: Management Packs, Operating Systems, Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  2 Comments

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 […]

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Have you ABBA as a Topology view in SCOM?

Or how to remove a picture used as background in SCOM Have you tried the new widgets in SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 – they are really great – it really delivers good possibilities of visualizing your IT Services and presenting information to the right people in your organization. One small thing – if you have […]

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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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Find OpenSSL files with SCOM (Heartbleed)

OpenSSL for Windows are two DLL files which could be installed on some of your windows servers. The two files are: libssl32.dll or libssl64.dll and I am not saying these should be removed – but perhaps updated.   Powershell Script You could find the two files either by a powershell script like this one: – […]

Category: Powershell, SCOM, SCOM R2 Installation, VBScript  |  3 Comments

FAQ for Coretech SCOM Dashboard

Installation Q: Which rights does the account running the Application Pool need? A: The account running the Application Pool must be member of the “Operations Manager Read-only Operators” group in SCOM. Furthermore, the account needs write permission to the CTOMDashboard folder   Q: What are the prerequisites? A: The SCOM Operations Console and Internet Information Services must be installed […]

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