How to update custom alert fields using command line notification and PowerShell

In previous blog link, we discussed about the extending windows computer class, registry based discovery and creating views. In this blog post, I'll discuss on how to update the alert custom fields based on the extended windows computer class properties.   Please refer below blog for the steps to create the command line notification to…

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System Center Operations Manager 2012 – Management Pack Authoring – Part 1 Registry Based Discovery

This is the first of five part blog series about the System Center Operations Manager 2012 – Management Pack Authoring. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps to extend the windows computer class using Visual Studio Authoring Extension (VSAE). Scenario : CONTOSO company has implemented SCOM 2012 R2 to monitor 1000+…

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How to configure notification workflow to notify if assigned to user is empty or Incident is not assigned

In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps to configure the notification workflow to notify if assigned to user field is empty for Incident/Service Request. We get frequent requests from customers on how to create notification workflow to notify if assigned to user filed is empty for Incident or Service Request. Currently…

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How to configure notifications for assignment/re-assignment, action log/user comment updates for Incident/Service Request

         In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps to configure the notification for assignment/re-assignment, action log/user comment updates for Incident/Service Request. In SCSM 2010, we used xml mp to create notification for action log/user input updates but in 2012 we have new classes which we can use for the notifications.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2010/08/30/notifying-the-affected-user-when-the-analyst-has-updated-the-action-log.aspx…

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How to install Service Manager 2012 SP1 with a SQL 2012 AlwaysON Availability Groups?

Note : SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups functionality is supported by all versions of System Center 2012 – Service Manager for the default server instance. However, SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups functionality is not supported for a named instance. Refer TechNet : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh495585.aspx   In this blog post, I walk you through the steps to install Service Manager 2012 SP1 with…

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How to configure two node Windows Server 2012 cluster on Virtual Machines for testing?

In this blog post, I walk you through the steps to quickly setup windows server 2012 cluster on virtual machines in test lab. To start with, we need 3 windows server 2012 virtual machines. Out of 3, one will be used as an iSCSI target (details on iSCSI target) and other two will be part…

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How to create alternate URL for Service Manager Self Service Portal?

In this blog post, I will walk you through the scenario where Web Content Server (WCS) and SharePoint web parts are on different servers. First, let’s understand how self-service portal works.    The flow of data is as follows:  The client accesses the Self-Service Portal with a browser by specifying the URL for the SharePoint…

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