Which Notifications does “Lola” subscribe to?

Recently I ran into an issue where I needed to enumerate the SCOM subscriptions a user subscribes to.  The management group in question has close to 250 subscriptions, and over 60 subscribers.  When someone (let’s call her “Lola”) leaves the company, it is now cumbersome to check which subscriptions should be re-configured for a new…

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Monitoring for GPO Modifications in SCOM: A Custom Composite Module Approach

Recently one of my customers came to me for help implementing monitoring of GPO Modifications using System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM). My customer pointed me to a great blog article written by Nathan Olmstead entitled: Monitoring for GPO Modifications with SCOM.  Nathan Olmstead’s article updated a previously existing article for SCOM 2007 from…


Error installing SCOM 2012 Admin Console

Recently while working with a customer, the need arose to install the SCOM Admin console on a jump server used by some SQL Administrators. This particular customer is running SCOM 2012 RTM, without any service packs or cumulative updates/rollups. The installation of the SCOM 2012 Administration console, which is normally a pretty easy and smooth…

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When the BizTalk Management Pack for Operations Manager does… well, nothing.

The following article applies to the BizTalk 2009, BizTalk 2010 and BizTalk 2013 management packs, as well as SCOM 2007 R2, SCOM 2012 and SCOM 2012 R2. In the interest of generically referring to all versions of the management pack, and of Operations Manager, I will refer to the management pack as the BizTalk management…

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Configuring Relative Dates for Any Scheduled SCOM Report

One of my favorite features of Operations Manager has always been the ability to tap into the data it collects and run reports. It's like being able to travel back in time, and examine what was happening on our servers 3, 6, or 12 months ago. To me, it is a type of Business Intelligence,…

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Troubleshooting BizTalk MP Discovery

(I wrote this article a while back before I had my own tent in the blog-o-sphere. I am copying it here since I now have my own, and the content is still relevant)   If you see none of the artifacts discovered under the BizTalk 2010 Management Pack's views, check the Operations Manager event log…

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